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Composite Animations

When we announced Codename One 3.4 we also announced a major animation overhaul. This was an important milestone that we didn't fully actualize until this past week...

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Questions of the Week XVI

We are deep within the 3.5 code freeze and this adds up to a remarkably busy week, we've got an even busier week with the release itself so I'll get right down to the questions...

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Toast Downloads

I wanted to write about the new kitchen sink demo which I'm trying to finish...
But I haven't finished it yet as it's such a major undertaking. As part of that work I wanted to show some code that downloads themes and didn't want to use the venerable infinite progress indicator which I generally dislike...

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Android Migration Tool

It's tough to pick up a new toolchain like Codename One. There's so much to learn...
A lot of our developers come from the Android world and even though Codename One is much simpler than Android porting the first app to Codename One is still painful.

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Code Freeze for 3.5

Today we are going into code freeze for Codename One 3.5 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 to the Codename One libraries and ports as those are the parts that are inherent to the release.

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Logged Versions

When we get a crash report one of our first questions is "when did you build this?".
The answer is often too vague to trace the specific version, so we end up with a mixture of guessing.

The main issue is that there are different version values. They conflict with one another. They can be confusing and they can be inaccurate.

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Questions of the Week XV

We are on the final stretch of 3.5 getting ready for the codefreeze that will go into effect in the middle of next week. With that in mind we have last minute features we are trying to get out of the door and unfortunately had to skip some big tasks. One of the big problems is the iOS server migration which we couldn't fit into the schedule. The peer component changes made it to Android but aren't set as the default, this makes the most sense in the current state. We'll probably flip the switch to the new peer components after the release.

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Featured App - Ana Paltel

Millions of Codename One apps are installed on devices every month. Most of them aren't in the gallery and are never featured in this recurring segment. We are looking for something exceptional in apps that we feature here and Ana Paltel fits that bill. It has a very polished UI and it is shipped by a major operator. It uses some unique Codename One features to boot making it even more interesting.

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How I Chose my Replacement for Parse.com

When I first read the announcement that Parse.com would shut down on January 28th 2017, I went from disbelief (it’s probably an early April fool’s joke) to rage (how could they do that?!) to sadness (oh no! it was a great service) and finally to utter confusion (where do I go from here and what do I do with my apps - parse4cn1, two MVPs for clients and an upcoming rewrite of Medex for which I was planning to use Parse.com as backend?). A few months down the line, a lot has happened such as the release of the open source Parse Server (yay!) and subsequently the Parse Dashboard. However, I still had to decide what do with my apps and I guess you have to as well.

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Scrollbars & Tooltips

One of the big decisions we made a while back was to build the new GUI builder on top of Codename One itself, we extended that decision three months ago with the decision to build the Codename One settings in Codename One and then deciding to make it the default preferences UI for all IDE's...

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