All the way from Lyon, in a bus tour that passed through cities like Milan, Munich, and Prague, the Codapps bus tour arrived in Amsterdam yesterday. In a room volunteered by codecentric, which had moved into it about half a week ago so everything was still very sparse and fresh, the next part of the Codename One tutorial sessions began, with NetBeans as the development environment.
Led by Clement Levallois, an enthusiastic assistant professor from Emylon Business School in Lyon, France, the group had arrived from Berlin shortly before starting the session in Amsterdam. Read all about their tour here, as well as here on Facebook. And there's a great blog about the whole trip, blogged live, here!
I had never myself used Codename One before, and I came an hour late (because of rain, a flat tire, and a long trip from Venlo) but I caught up very quickly. In about 10 minutes I had created my app:
...using NetBeans IDE to do so:
Then we were shown how to send the app to Codename One, where we were able to pick up our APK file, or another file depending on the format we had chosen, and install it on our phones!
Afterwards, there was beer and conversation with developers I'd never met before. What an amazing way to promote Java technologies. Hope the Codapps team does this again sometime! Read all about their adventure here.