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CUSTOMIZE COMPONENT BORDERS AND BACKGROUNDS

The 9-piece image border is a cornerstone tool for theme design

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CREATE A SIMPLE THEME

Create or customize a theme for your application

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WORK WITH MULTI IMAGES AND DEVICE DENSITIES

Understand the complexity of phone/tablet images

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GET REPEATABLE BUILDS? BUILD AGAINST A CONSISTENT VERSION OF CODENAME ONE? USE THE VERSIONING FEATURE?

Versioning allows us to build against a point release and get stability/consistency over time

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LAYOUT BASICS

Determine where components are placed especially when dealing with varied screen sizes/orientations

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USE PUSH NOTIFICATION SEND SERVER PUSH MESSAGES?

Codename One unifies the push architecture for the various platforms under a single API

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USE THE INCLUDE SOURCES FEATURE TO DEBUG THE NATIVE CODE ON IOS/ANDROID ETC.

The source is useful for debugging on device, looking under the hood and writing native interfaces

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CREATE A GORGEOUS SIDEMENU

Great UI needs great navigational interface

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USE THE DESKTOP AND JAVASCRIPT PORTS

Build apps that run in PC’s and Macs

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ACCESS NATIVE DEVICE FUNCTIONALITY? INVOKE NATIVE INTERFACES?

How to integrate native iOS, Android etc. functionality into your Codename One app without sacrificing the portability of the whole app

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CREATE A LIST OF ITEMS

Infinite lists of items are powerful tools

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USE CRASH PROTECTION? GET DEVICE LOGS?

Track down issues that occur on the device or in production using these tools

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DEBUG A CODENAME ONE APPLICATION ON AN ANDROID DEVICE

Debugging on a device using the Android Studio IDE

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USE CLOUD CONNECT

Instantly preview your work on multiple devices

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USE OFFLINE BUILD

Build without the cloud build servers

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USE PROPERTIES TO SPEED DEVELOPMENT

Simplify UI, Database/Storage and Parsing code

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USE STORAGE, FILE SYSTEM AND SQL

retain application data in Codename One

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DEBUG INTO CODENAME ONE SOURCE, MODIFY IT & CONTRIBUTE IT BACK

Use the sources on github, to improve your app, learn & contribute

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ACCESS REMOTE WEBSERVICES? PERFORM OPERATIONS ON THE SERVER?

Invoke server functionality from the client side using the Codename One webservice wizard

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CREATE AN IOS PROVISIONING PROFILE

Signing & provisioning on iOS is a bit painful, hopefully this will aleviate some of the pain

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FIND PROBLEMS IN MY APPLICATION, USING THE CODENAME ONE TOOLS AND THE STANDARD IDE TOOLS

Review of the simulator tools for network monitoring, performance monitoring etc.

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HANDLE EVENTS/NAVIGATION IN THE GUI BUILDER & POPULATE THE FORM FROM CODE

Event/variable handling in the Codename One GUI builder is a bit different from typical desktop development

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IMPROVE APPLICATION PERFORMANCE OR TRACK DOWN PERFORMANCE ISSUES

Covers the basics of “what is slow” and how to find out what is bogging down your app

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TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE CAMERA

Using the capture API to take a picture

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