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Using Icon Fonts Such as Fontello

A lot of our focus in the past couple of releases has been around the material design icon fonts, they changed the way we build UIs. We also support arbitrary font icons, this features isn't limited to material icons and we blogged about it a while back.

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Avoiding Lists

When picking up a new UI API people often start with a list of items. Lists are often used for navigation, logic and data so it's a natural place to start. Codename One's List class is a bad place to start though... It's complex and encumbered and has far better alternatives.

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Questions of the Week XIX

It's cucumber season, there is little going on around here and elsewhere. Stackoverflow mirrors this general trend with seasonal low activity. Our update to the build servers today includes a lot of fixes but is still tame compared to the last update.

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Image Overriding

I hoped todays post would cover the new Kitchen Sink demo but due to a couple of bugs we decided to postpone that to next week. In the meantime I'd like to discuss something I did there which is actually pretty cool and most developers have no idea that we can do Image Overriding.

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Xcode Migration Revisited Again

We tried migrating to the new iOS build servers before and decided to revert the change due to xcode crashes. After a lot of work we think the new server code is ready for production. We will try to migrate to these new servers again on the 28th of August (Sunday) to minimize impact if something goes horribly wrong.

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Improved Background Behavior

A couple of years ago at Google IO one of the prominent speakers turned to the audience and asked them: "Raise your hands if you understand the activity lifecycle". He then proceeded to call them "liars", claiming that after all his years at Google he still doesn't get it properly...

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New Peers on by Default on Android

Starting with the next Friday release we will migrate to the new peer support. This migration will allow us to focus on a single code base and remove the branch where we are maintaining the old peer support.

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Questions of the Week XVIII

This has been a very busy week with huge changes and new features to the code base. Because of that we will shift the Friday release this week to Sunday so we'll be able to revert the deployment if build issues occur without affecting too many people.

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XCode Migration Take 2

We hoped to get the xcode 7 migration on the build servers out before version 3.5 but the change had problems and we chose to revert. We postponed the change so we can get 3.5 out of the door...
This Sunday we'll deploy a server update that should be the first step in the migration.

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