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Questions of the Week XXIV

We've had a very challenging week with a lot of backend work for some enterprise customers so we didn't get as much done as we do most weeks. I can say that I've seen some of the apps in the pipeline and I'm very excited about the things to come...

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Codapps.io is back Java on Mobile from Scratch

We've discussed codapps.io before, it's a MOOC (online course) that allows you to learn Java programming and uses mobile/Codename One as its vehicle. Our current documentation and tutorials can be quite intimidating to a person who is a complete Java newbie so this course is quite helpful in bridging that gap.

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Why we no longer Attend JavaOne

I love going to JavaOne, I used to do it every year and it's loads of fun. I've been speaking on a regular basis at JavaOne since 2008 and got a rockstar award a while back. Two years ago we purchased a booth to promote Codename One as well.
Last year we skipped the show and it has been so great we decided to skip it again.

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KitchenSink UWP

The latest plugin update includes a new kitchen sink version that includes quite a few bug fixes, enhancements and a new side menu design that looks much better. We also got the demo published on the Windows Store thru the UWP port which isn't so much a testament to the maturity of the port as much as it is to the limited testing done by Microsoft.

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Merged Peer, October Vacations & India Trip

Last week we merged the new Android peer code into the main branch. That means that we can no longer support the android.newPeer flag as all non-versioned requests will use the new peers. This is a good thing as it will allow us to focus on one implementation moving forward.

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Questions of the Week XXIII

This has been a busy week with new features and some interesting announcements. We are releasing a plugin update today with a lot of fixes especially to the GUI builder which should be far more stable.

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Why we don't Support the Full Java API

This is something we run into every week. A new Codename One user writes asks why "feature X" from Java isn't supported. In this post I'd like to explain the "bigger picture" or why less is more...

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Floating Button

The material design floating action button is a powerful tool for promoting an action within your application. Quite a few Codename One developers implemented with own interpretation of this UI element and with the coming update we will have an official implementation.

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Round Border

Circles and completely round border sides are problematic for multi-resolutions. You need to draw them dynamically and can't use image borders which can't be tiled/cut to fit round designs. Up until now we recommended using background images or changing the design entirely but now we have a new option: RoundBorder.

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