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Synchronous InfiniteContainer

InfiniteContainer and InfiniteScrollAdapter revolutionized the way we think about Codename One. Up until their introduction we advocated lists for large sets of components and this is no longer the case.

However, InfiniteContainer has a controversial feature even within out team. It violates the EDT on purpose...

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Unleading & Mutating Accordion

We covered the new Accordion component last week and just started using it in a demo for which it was very suitable. As we were working with it we discovered that it was missing some core methods to remove an Accordion entry or change it's title. But worse, was the fact that a delete button in the title wouldn't work!
The crux of the issue is in the fact that lead component doesn't support excluding a specific component within the hierarchy from it's behavior so we set about to fix that...

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Questions of the Week XI

We just released an updated set of plugins with many bug fixes and enhancement mostly revolving around the new settings UI but also a lot of the functionality required for proper Windows UWP support...

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Clock Demo

We've been working very hard on updating a very ambitious demo for this week but alas it still isn't ready... In the meantime we decided to modernize the clock demo which is an important demo that is missing from the IDE's for some reason which is a shame because it's probably our only low level graphics focused demo...

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Parse Update, Faster Windows Desktop & UWP Guide

Chidiebere Okwudire of SMash ICT Solutions just released version 3.0 of the parse4cn1 library. The biggest feature of which is support for the open source Parse server which should work with some of the parse alternatives that popped up to fill the void left by Facebook.

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Background Fetch

Background fetch allows an app to periodically "fetch" information from the network while the app is in the background. This is scheduled by the native platform, where apps that support background fetch will be started up (in the background), and their performBackgroundFetch method will be invoked.

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iOS Migration Setback

A couple of weeks ago we detailed a plan to migrate to the new xcode 7.x build servers. We tried this migration over the weekend and while for most developers this worked rather nicely for some there were issues that we can't explain so we decided to revert the change and regroup.

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Accordion Component

The Accordion ui pattern is a vertically stacked list of items. Each item can be opened/closed to reveal more content similarly to a Tree however unlike the Tree the Accordion is designed to include containers or arbitrary components rather than model based data.

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Questions of the Week X

This has been a tremendous week with a lot of news & next week will be even more hectic!
Next week we will turn on the new iOS build servers by default which means a huge change is coming the biggest is probably http connection problems but I'm sure we'll run into quite a few other issues...

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iOS Http URL's

We'll be migrating to the new iOS build servers this Sunday and this does entail one major thing you need to be aware of. With the new version of xcode http URL's are blocked by Apple. We blogged about this a while back but this bares repeating as it's something a lot of you will start running into.

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