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Pushing Back 3.6

As we discussed before October will be relatively slow, this means that our original plan of a December release for 3.6 will be challenging and produce a sub-par release. In the interest of making 3.6 a more significant release we decided to postpone it to January 16th 2017.

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Questions of the Week XXV

We released an update a day early to deal with some regressions we had related to minor method signature changes triggered by an overhaul of pre-released versions. Other than that this week has been a bit uneventful in terms of our work.

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Round Border in the Designer

We introduced the new RoundBorder API a couple of weeks ago and it's already picking some usage. But to really take off it needs to be within the themes, starting with the next plugin update the border section of the designer tool will include the options for round border.

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Tutorials & Resources - Learn Java on Mobile videos courses for iOS, Android etc.

There are many Codename One resources for building native mobile apps but they are often all over the place, in this blog post I'll try to concentrate the best resources for people who already know Java and are looking to pick up Codename One. If you don't know Java yet please check out this post where we discuss resources for beginners to Java.

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Cross Platform Mobile still Better than Naive in age of Flat Design

A few years back I wrote an article for O`Reilly covering the advantages of cross platform over native OS code. Almost 3 years have passed and a lot has changed in our industry so I wanted to re-examine how this impacts my perspective on cross platform vs. native.

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Deploy the Same Mobile App/Template Multiple Times

We often build one app and sell it to multiple customers. After all, most customers ask for similar things with minor changes. E.g. if I build a restaurant app and then sell it to one establishment I can then resell it to another with almost no change at all...

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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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