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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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Questions of the Week 46

This has been one of the more exhausting weeks for me in recent years. I don't remember this level of exhaustion since those first few months of launching Codename One. Getting everything ready is the hard part, doing the actual bootcamp is the relatively easy part...
Despite all of that we still got some things done this week.

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Build Something Big

I'm going to build a new mobile startup within 2 weeks and teach some of you how that is done while doing that. Most people might assume I'm talking about one of those "MVP" cardboard startups... This isn't the case!
We'll build a real ground breaking app with a server component that handles storage, push and a few other things you wouldn't expect and I plan to fit the whole thing in a two week time frame.

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Better Logging

I didn't post much about new features in a while because we've been so busy with the bootcamp that we didn't have as much time to write the posts or the actual functionality. But a few features/changes did slide in over the past couple of weeks as is pretty much inevitable.

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Spring Template and more about the Bootcamp

Thanks for all the comments and interest on the previous post. In that post I discussed the importance of great app design and showed some of the cool newish demos I built to highlight the general direction. I also talked about the importance of personal mentorship especially with new/elaborate mobile technologies where everything is different.

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Questions of the Week 45

We had some painful downtime due the the big Amazon S3 crash that brought down a huge amount of services with it. I've been toying with the idea of improving the system so it doesn't fully depend on S3 (mostly for performance as S3 isn't as fast as one would expect). But right now we are so busy with "real work" that this probably won't happen.

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