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On The Side, Up On Top

A lot has happened with the side menu bar (the Hamburger Menu) since we initially launched it. We now support a lot of new features seamlessly such as swiping the sidemenu in/out and various other capabilities. The other day we added support for side menus on the right and top as well as multiple buttons on the side menu title bar. So lets get sta...

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JavaZone Trip Report

I wrote this post while I was still in Oslo, the thing about a trip report is you want to write it as soon as possible when things are fresh in your mind. First off, JavaZone is indeed the most fun conference I've been to (to be fair, haven't been to comicon), you get there are 8:00AM and a bit later a cover band goes on stage in the middle of the ...

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Faster iOS Runtime - JavaZone Edition

Before we get into the subject of today's post a small public service announcement: we recently added the ability to create annual pro subscriptions. This provides a 10% discount over our standard pro subscription rates. I'm writing this while preparing for my JavaZone flight. What you see in the picture on the right is the typical content of my b...

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Attachments, Network Speed and More

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Our email api only supported a single attachment until now. We just added an api that allows for multiple attachments which we will add in the next update. Notice that multiple attachments will only work on iOS/Android at the moment. Also in this update you would find a fix for the Twitter service (see the TwitterRESTService class) and some other...

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Till The End Of The Form

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We've had pull to refresh for quite some time which is a really nice feature useful for pulling new updates. We also always had infinite lists using a smart list model approach, however up until now we didn't have a standard implementation of an infinite container with arbitrary components. In some of the newer web UI's such as Tumblr and Twitter ...

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Completion, iOS 7 Update And The 20M Mark

Exciting news this week, Chen FINALLY did what we procrastinated on for so long and wrote an auto-complete text field! This is really easy to incorporate into your code, just replace your usage of TextField with AutoCompleteTextField and define the data that the auto complete should work from. There is a default implementation that accepts a Strin...

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Folk Dancing And General Updates

Who would have thought Hungarian folk dance would be so entertaining! Can't. stop. watching.... Its been a busy week mostly spent on updating the build server code so its iOS 7 ready, during that time we also managed to get some other things done... These are some of the highlights: You may recall the ImageViewer class that I mentioned a while ba...

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Codename One Article In SDJ

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Remember the Poker app we teased a couple of weeks ago? Now you can read all about it in SDJ, the entire article is in the downloadable PDF (please buy the magazine!). We'll try to post the full source code into SVN and get into more details about it here. If you have any questions/comments related to the article feel free to ask in the comments ...

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It's In The Bag

GridBag that is. So GridBagLayout is one of the most notorious of the layout managers in Java in fact for many developers it symbolizes the failure of the layout manager concept. That is the main reason why we never added it. Last week I had a very interesting conversation with a very prominent Swing developer and he asked me whether we had gridba...

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Teamwork (and other things)

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While Java rocks for teamwork because of its strict and streamlined heuristics, our resource files are less ideal. However we are changing that in the next update to Codename One! The reason we chose to put everything into a binary resource file should be obvious: small size, portability. These are two critical features we had in mind when we desig...

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