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Questions of the Week 48

This is our last blog post for the next 2 weeks, during the bootcamp we won't be blogging and won't have Friday releases until April 10th where the blog should return. This comes at a bit of a bad time when there is so much to write!
Just yesterday Steve committed many new Java API's features such as support for exception chaining and a lot of other cool features. These should be in the Friday release that we are putting out today.

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Why did we do the Bootcamp?

I was chatting with one of the bootcamp attendants on the one on one calls and he asked me a question that I didn't think you'd care about but I'm guessing it would be interesting: "Why are you doing the bootcamp?".
I was so focused on explaining the benefit to you that I neglected to explain what Codename One will gain from this bootcamp.

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Changes to 2017 Milestones and DST Hotfix

We released an important fix for an issue with daylight saving in north America (DST), if you are experiencing weird issues only on iOS that could be attributed to time problems then please send a new build to see if the fix works correctly. Our iOS VM code made some assumptions about DST which were apparently false. We chose to release it outside of our regular update schedule due to the significance of this issue.

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TIP: When Shouldn't I Use Codename One

Bootcamp registration closed well and we are currently in the pre-course (more on that in another post) and already the Facebook group of the bootcamp is seeing decent activity. Being as busy as I am I thought I'd lift a question that was asked there to headline this post: "When shouldn't I use Codename One?".

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Questions of the Week 47

Thank you all for the great response to the bootcamp and especially those of you who signed up. Registration is closing in about 2 hours and we have one last spot left! I'm sure we'll put out some incredible showcase apps around May/June.
Despite all my efforts going into the bootcamp things have been moving fast in Codename One development.

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jQuery/CSS Style Selectors for Codename One

The ComponentSelector class is a new class that brings the power of jQuery to Codename One. While it is not actually jQuery, it is heavily influenced by it. If you're not familiar with jQuery, here is the 10 second intro.

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Bootcamp Parse Bonus and post Materials

I might have been unclear with about the bootcamp materials. It's possible I implied that the materials will be available later. They won't...
It would be unfair to our bootcamp participants if the thing they pay for is then made available for free. There will be some content that we will make available some content that will be available as paid material (a course) and some content that will be 100% exclusive.

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New Improved Native Google Maps

One of the primary use-cases that benefits from our recent improvements for native peer integration, is "map apps". That is, apps that use native maps in some shape or form. This is an extremely common uses case for mobile apps these days. Codename One has supported native maps for quite some time, but (up until recently), they were limited by a couple of factors...

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Go for it!

I want the bootcamp to sell out fast. Since the number of spots is very limited this should be doable. To make this happen we are adding to the bootcamp...

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