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Questions of the Week 46

This has been one of the more exhausting weeks for me in recent years. I don't remember this level of exhaustion since those first few months of launching Codename One. Getting everything ready is the hard part, doing the actual bootcamp is the relatively easy part...
Despite all of that we still got some things done this week.

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Build Something Big

I'm going to build a new mobile startup within 2 weeks and teach some of you how that is done while doing that. Most people might assume I'm talking about one of those "MVP" cardboard startups... This isn't the case!
We'll build a real ground breaking app with a server component that handles storage, push and a few other things you wouldn't expect and I plan to fit the whole thing in a two week time frame.

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Better Logging

I didn't post much about new features in a while because we've been so busy with the bootcamp that we didn't have as much time to write the posts or the actual functionality. But a few features/changes did slide in over the past couple of weeks as is pretty much inevitable.

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Spring Template and more about the Bootcamp

Thanks for all the comments and interest on the previous post. In that post I discussed the importance of great app design and showed some of the cool newish demos I built to highlight the general direction. I also talked about the importance of personal mentorship especially with new/elaborate mobile technologies where everything is different.

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Questions of the Week 45

We had some painful downtime due the the big Amazon S3 crash that brought down a huge amount of services with it. I've been toying with the idea of improving the system so it doesn't fully depend on S3 (mostly for performance as S3 isn't as fast as one would expect). But right now we are so busy with "real work" that this probably won't happen.

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Full Stack Java Bootcamp

Thanks again to everyone who answered my questions. I got tons of valuable feedback on our work & what you would like to learn. It was super helpful and I'm grateful to all of you as you are literally shaping how this bootcamp (and the future of Codename One). I'm sorry if I was brief in some of the thank you emails, it took some time as I wrote them all personally and worked well into the night the other day.

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Push (Almost) Everywhere

Just last week I mentioned that we wanted to get push working on Windows & we're pretty thrilled to announce that it's available already... This means that we now support push on pretty much any major device with the exception of the Safari web browser.

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TIP: Select Table Row

Before we go into the tip I'd like to start with an apology to all the people I didn't get back to. Earlier today I sent an email asking for help with the upcoming Codename One bootcamp. The anticipation and resulting email flood took me totally off-guard as I expected a couple of dozen responses in the best case scenario and got much more...
I started answering as fast as I could and getting back to people I already answered in the back and forth but quickly this became untenable and I'm seeing my backlog pile growing. Chen and others around here tried to help but I prefer to do this personally as I'd like the feedback to sink into my brain not as an afterthought as it is very valuable!

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Questions of the Week 44

This weeks release adds support for JavaScript push but I'd recommend you don't use it in production yet... The main issue is that we might change the way JavaScript push keys are generated so it might be better to put this on hold or only experiment with this for now. Regardless it's a pretty big change to the push server so we have the old version standing by and might revert it if things get hairy.

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Security Section

We've had a lot of security related posts in the past few months as we refined many edge cases with some customers. These posts are difficult to comb thru as they are all over the place and it's hard to get a glance of "what's available".

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