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Easily convert from Android Studio to Codename One!

Announcement: New Release of Codename One Plugin for NetBeans IDE

Shai Almog

Codename One just came out with version 3.5 of its NetBeans plugin.

Codename One just came out with version 3.5 of its NetBeans plugin enabling Java developers to build native apps for iOS, Android, Windows UWP & more. It’s available for other IDEs too, however, the developers of Codename One use NetBeans for their development work and they recommend it above all others and pretty much every screenshot from the Codename One Developer Guide is of NetBeans IDE.

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Besides the large set of cool features in the new release, the announcement references a new and intriguing open source project that simplifies the process of converting Android Studio projects to Codename One projects. This new project can make the work of porting Android native apps to iOS trivial, which is something that a lot of Android developers will find useful. The guys from Codename One are seeking feedback on that tool so that they can decide whether they will spend developer resources on that effort. If this looks like something you would be interested in, read up on its limitations, try it, and let us know what you think.

If you haven’t tried Codename One before, I suggest checking out some introduction videos like this one, there is a lot of stackoverflow activity on Codename One to help you get started, e.g., this great answer covering the often asked “how does it work?“. And just in case you didn’t know, Codename One is open source on github where you can see the many “nbproject” directories, indicating the IDE of choice used by the Codename One team!

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The updated NetBeans plugin can be accessed from the NetBeans Plugin Page:

http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/42406/codename-one

Author

Shai Almog

CEO of Codename One, Shai has a 20+ year software industry veteran with vast experience in countless platforms & technologies. In 1999 Shai founded vPrise LTD through which he and his employees provided services to industry titans, banks/insurance, utilities, operators, manufacturers etc.