We get a lot of requests to compare Codename One to other technologies and while we do have a comparison page it is somewhat static. Doing a comparison within a blog post does have the advantage of focusing on one technology and allowing comments. In this segment we'll compare the venerable QT to Codename One.Read More
One of the best things in running an open source project is the high quality issues, we don't always respond immediately and sometimes things get lost under our piles of work but we do appreciate the time you take to file issues.Read More
Today we are going into code freeze for Codename One 3.4 which is due one week from now, because of the fast release cycle we don't need more than a week of code freeze to stabilize our current release.
The code freeze applies only to the Codename One libraries and ports as those are the parts that will be inherent to the release.
With the latest version of the Android port we fixed a long running bug in gradient drawing on Android. Gradients should now work correctly and will also be performant potentially even faster than images on Android. Our standing recommendation is to avoid gradients as they pose a memory/performance penalty on most platforms and so this change raises the question of using gradients back into the forefront.Read More
The jat app is very similar to whatsapp in some regards but is more oriented towards group communication than SMS replacement. Over the past couple of weeks we picked it up as a great communication tool in our team. It uses push notifications to notify and activates accounts via SMS. This makes it very convenient for someone like myself who moves between devices constantly.Read More
This week felt slow as we were going thru it but as I was preparing this installment I was reminded just how much activity we had in stackoverflow this weekRead More
As part of our continuing effort to squash bugs for the 3.4 release date we hit two major issues, the first of which is a long time RFE to fix PDF viewing on iOS and Android to work consistently. This also applies to any file opening in iOS/Android which should now be trivial with the
Display.execute method. Just use that method on any file within your home directory in
FileSystemStorage and it should launch the native app to view that file.
As part of the bug fixes for the 3.4 release we fixed issue 1725 which was surprisingly difficult to fix... As part of that fix we also added a new method to
TextArea by the name of
setActAsLabel which we now implicitly call in the
As I mentioned last week we are redoing a lot of our videos and this video will serve as a benchmark to where we want to be in terms of production. We just released a modified version of the video geared towards IntelliJ/IDEA users here. We are really excited about the new IntelliJ/IDEA plugin we released a couple of weeks ago and this video shows off some of it's capabilities.Read More
One of the hard things to debug in Codename One is UIID/Padding/Margin placement which is often tricky to get "just right". I use the Component Inspector quite a lot to review a layout that misbehaves and gain further insight into what's happening in runtime.Read More