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.Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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.
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.Read More
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...Read More