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Questions of the Week 35

This week has been a bit slow with features and external progress as we've started to focus on the issues for the January release of 3.6. During December we'll probably pause blogging between December 22nd and January 2nd as it would probably get lost to the ether for most of our audience.

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Questions of the Week 34

While I find these posts useful I think it's time to re-think this post which is overly mechanical and only post interesting news from the week rather than "everything". So this week we'll try something new, I'll discuss the news in general and the questions/answers I find valuable only. I'll ignore the other questions and this should make the post more "digestible".

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Questions of the Week 33

This has been a very busy week, we published new information on the properties approachwhich I'm excited about but I'm not sure if I can drum up your enthusiasm...
Steve made a big post about mysql support too.

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Questions of the Week 32

I practically had a vacation from blogging these past two weeks with all the great posts from Steve. I've put some work into something interesting but it's not yet ready for prime time. If you follow the git commits you might have noticed we'll discuss it when we think it's ready.

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Questions of the Week 31

We try to space out plugin updates as much as reasonably possible but unfortunately we need to push out an update this week to fix a critical regression in the new GUI builder. Hopefully it is more stable now and we can go back to working on new features.

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Questions of the Week 30

30 is probably the perfect time to stop with Roman numerals... We don't want to give search engines the wrong idea.
This has been a really busy week with the new Phoenix demo and quite a few other developments. October is finally over and we are all back home from vacations & travels. We are still in "recovery mode" but looking at the pipeline we have pretty exciting things coming up!

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Questions of the Week XXIX

This was a busy week with a lot of work going on under the hood especially on the new GUI builder. We are also working on a pretty cool new demo that we'll ideally launch next week. Our release today only includes the libraries making it smaller, we would probably release a plugin update next Friday as there are many changes that warrant an update.

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Questions of the Week XXVIII

Unlike last week this has mostly been a calm week with the exception of some downtime we had on the certificate wizard (Apple tightened TLS access) there was hardly anything major going on. We are focusing a lot of our efforts on refining our offering on all fronts e.g. better demos, themes, docs, compatibility and tools.

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Questions of the Week XXVII

This has been a REALLY busy week. We had to release an emergency plugin update during the week to workaround a critical issue in the previous plugin update. This was pretty hard!
To make things extra difficult we had two huge blog posts that I've worked on launching, the code itself wasn't such a big deal as is all the hassle around them e.g. appstore submissions are never fun especially when traveling...

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Questions of the Week XXVI

As you may recall most of us are on vacation and the few of us who are not have to work even harder than usual to keep things chugging along. I'm in India for October (not on vacation) which slows down my work even further outside of my "home base".

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Questions of the Week XXV

We released an update a day early to deal with some regressions we had related to minor method signature changes triggered by an overhaul of pre-released versions. Other than that this week has been a bit uneventful in terms of our work.

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Questions of the Week XXIV

We've had a very challenging week with a lot of backend work for some enterprise customers so we didn't get as much done as we do most weeks. I can say that I've seen some of the apps in the pipeline and I'm very excited about the things to come...

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Questions of the Week XXIII

This has been a busy week with new features and some interesting announcements. We are releasing a plugin update today with a lot of fixes especially to the GUI builder which should be far more stable.

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Questions of the Week XXII

We made a lot of changes to Codename One over the past week but eventually decided to postpone the plugin update to next week so we can do more work on the GUI builder. We have quite a few new features and fixes lined up for next week already.

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Questions of the Week XXI

August is finally over and we can get back to our more usual brisk pace of progress!
The xcode migration which was one of the biggest pains to go thru is also mostly behind us and we can now turn our gaze to improving Codename One and its general usage experience.

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Questions of the Week XX

We will make another attempt to migrate to the new xcode 7.x build servers this Sunday. This might introduce some disruptions to your iOS builds but those should be fixable.

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Questions of the Week XIX

It's cucumber season, there is little going on around here and elsewhere. Stackoverflow mirrors this general trend with seasonal low activity. Our update to the build servers today includes a lot of fixes but is still tame compared to the last update.

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Questions of the Week XVIII

This has been a very busy week with huge changes and new features to the code base. Because of that we will shift the Friday release this week to Sunday so we'll be able to revert the deployment if build issues occur without affecting too many people.

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Questions of the Week XVII

We just flipped the switch on InfiniteContainer which is now more synchronous and complies with the EDT policy by default. We are already back to committing changes and have been busy updating with all of the things that didn't make it into 3.5.

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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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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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Questions of the Week XIV

With the pending release and some important issues we decide to make a minor update to the plugin today to introduce some improvements. We want the GUI builder to stabilize so we can finally crown it as "the" GUI builder rather than as "the new" GUI builder. To do that we need you guys to use it and submit issues, we also need you to use the latest version...

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Questions of the Week XIII

This has been a remarkably busy week for us trying to get the final bugs and features ready for the 3.5 code freeze and the work we are doing on peer components etc. All the while the summer vacation is on it's way and it's already pretty hard to get any work done.

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Questions of the Week XII

June just ended and we are starting the final stretch to get 3.5 ready, there is a lot on our table right now so most of the work in the coming month will probably focus on stabilizing the GUI builder and fixing the remaining issues for 3.5.

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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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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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Questions of the Week IX

This week has seen a lot of announcements and looking at the submission queue for next week it looks like it will be jam packed with updates and new features. Today we have a new plugin update which is jam packed with features and changes, the biggest of which is the removal of all the skins (they are now in the More menu item).

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Questions of the Week VIII

It's been a remarkably busy week with so many big announcements and it's shaping up to be a very busy month... We wanted to release a new plugin update this week but due to some external pressure we will update the plugin next week and keep this Friday update only to the libraries.

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Questions of the Week VII

Woke up this morning to the amazing news of Google winning against Oracle on the issue of fair use!
This is great news for everyone as it effectively makes "clean room implementation" legal. This solidifies Java's status as "open" showing that even its owner has limitations on their power.

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Questions of the Week VI

It's been quite a busy week with many changes and updates, some of those were in line for a couple of tools we plan to introduce over the next few weeks. This week I also placed an interesting thread from the discussion group. Normally I try to keep this focused on stackoverflow but if a good thread comes up in the discussion group that raises an interesting topic I think this is a good place for it too.

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Questions of the Week V

It has been a very busy week around here with a lot going on. We've just sent out the Friday release update and we are gearing up for some other interesting things... These weekly question posts are really convenient as they help us center on what's truly important - user support.

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Questions of the Week IV

I'd like to open this weeks post by covering some things we do and try to avoid on stackoverflow. I try to upvote your questions/answers whenever I can and most of us should upvote questions that are decent especially from a person who has low ranking and might not have the stack overflow experience to phrase their question properly.

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Questions Of The Week III

We're releasing new plugins today in for the 3.4 release, if there are major regressions we'll push out new versions for the release itself but if they are stable they will be the actual release versions. We had a great week on stackoverflow as well with many excellent questions. As usual this post isn't exhaustive and doesn't cover all the questions asked, but it should provide a sense of the top discussions of the week.

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Questions Of The Week II

This week felt slow as we were going thru it but as I was preparing this installment I was reminded just how much activity we had in stackoverflow this week

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Questions Of The Week I

I'd like to start a new weekly installment for the blog "questions of the week". I hope to have this as a regular Friday post to coincide with the Friday release process. The general idea of this post is to bring to your attention our answers to some stack overflow questions that might be helpful for the general community.

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