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Course Updates

I hoped to finish migrating all of the material from the original bootcamp to the new courses but got delayed due to external influences. There isn't much left so I'm sure I'll be done with the existing modules in early August and get started on the first of the new modules.

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Fractional Padding/Margin, Rounded Border, Ripple, Caps, Google Connect

We've been very busy the past few weeks despite the summer time but August is always problematic, I will personally take some time off from the blog next week and near the end of August. To allow that I want to clear my table from a lot of the features that went into Codename One over the past couple of weeks and didn't get sufficient or any documentation...

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Tutorial - Localization and Internationalization (i18n/l10n)

Localization and internationalization are probably some of the most important features for a modern app. Most frameworks tuck on localization as an afterthought as authors of such frameworks are often born in the states... Codename One integrates localization, deep into the framework. It becomes transparent and invisible...

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Pixel Perfect - Material Buttons part 2

Last week I wrote about the effort of revitalizing the native themes in Codename One and I'm not sure if I got the point across as I would have liked it. So this week before I go into the changes and work we're doing I'd like to take a step back and explain how everything works and why we need a native theme...

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Tutorial: How to Add Support for other JVM Languages

In this post, I elaborate on some of the behind the scene work that was involved in bringing Kotlin to Codename One.

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TIP: Animate Line Under Button

I got a question the other day about a UI design for an upcoming Codename One app. In this UI the title floated on top of the content as the content scrolled past and tabs were a part of the title area in the style of material design.
Our tabs component predated material design by many years and wasn't designed for this sort of UI. When you scroll out of a tab it scrolls out. Using it for this sort of UI doesn't make much sense. The solution was to use a custom title area with two toggle radio buttons representing each tab with a line below to indicate the selected button.

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Tutorial - Native Interfaces

Our original How Do I video covering native interfaces was pretty old by now and needed a serious refresh. I created a new one that goes into a lot of the details although can't go as deep as the subject matter is pretty huge to begin with.

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Pixel Perfect - Material Buttons

I've mentioned before that our biggest priority in 3.8 is refining the UI design of Codename One applications. This is a difficult task as it is so vague. There are so many small things we can do, when they are viewed in unison they seem approachable but as we start going thru the tasks priorities muddle. That's why we need feedback from you guys on what bothers you about the UI and its refinement.

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Kotlin Support Public Beta

We were prepared for an uphill effort in terms of getting Kotlin up and running... Turns out that getting the basic support out of the door was much easier than expected with a few expected caveats that will hopefully be acceptable moving forward. Steve did pretty much all of the work on this, I asked him to write a post where he explains the challenges as this isn't the first time he ported a JVM language to Codename One.

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