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    Featured Dibo Post: 2013W18

    The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 18 is LWUIT-TextArea-edit-on-focus-for-non-touch-devices by lordbritishix1982.

    The question asks how to set a newly focussed TextArea immediately into edit mode without the user having to set the MSK first. While this use-case is not supported, the discussion is interesting because it first explains how a TextField (single line) can have the required behaviour, and then goes on to explain the behaviour of the LWUIT TextField on different devices.

    For this week and next week we're awarding an Asha 311 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to lordbritishix1982 shortly!

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    Re: Featured Dibo Post: 2013W18

    The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 19 is What is the difference between local preview, cloud preview and device deployment? by imgen.

    The question asks why the local preview behaves differently than cloud preview for Series 40 Web Apps, and whether there is still a need to test on a real device? The answer is that local preview is really designed only for debugging JavaScript - the Cloud preview is much more like running on real devices, and of course testing on RDA (a real device) is best of all.

    Of course this is all captured in the Series 40 Web App FAQ on the wiki. We have decided to feature this question because using local preview for all testing is a common mistake for newer web app developers, and one that can cost a lot of time and effort. We hope that developers will find this interesting!

    For this week we're awarding an Asha 311 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to imgen shortly!

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    Re: Featured Dibo Post: 2013W18

    The Featured Discussion Board Post can come from any discussion board - and for the next 5 weeks the poster will get a Green Lumia 620 and a PDP membership. Check out the blog for more information.

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    Featured Dibo Post: 2013W20

    The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 20 is Memory Leak when removing and adding markers by tktr.

    The question was about the "right" way to add and remove markers to a HERE map in JavaScript - because (due to what turned out to be a known issue with marker deletion) their map was leaking significant amounts of memory. The moderator was able to provide workaround code which recycles markers and avoids the memory leak in this use case. He also suggested alternatives like moving to server-side clustering, and identified another potential new memory leaks in the Coordinate class.

    Of course the "right" solution will be a fix to the API in a future release, but in the meantime this solution allows the developer to move forward with their application.

    We thought this was an interesting question because it highlighted two possible issues with the Maps API for JavaScript and provided a workaround to this fairly common use case. We were also pleased that Memory Leak when removing and adding markers by tktr showed good "discussion board citizen" behaviour by providing sufficient debug code to properly diagnose and fix the issue.

    For this week (and the next 4 weeks) we're awarding a green Lumia 620 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to tktr as soon as the order arrives (probably in the next couple of weeks).
    Last edited by hamishwillee; 2013-06-11 at 01:37.

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    Featured Dibo Post: 2013W21

    The Featured Discussion Board Post for 2013 Week 21 is Distinguishing published app from development version by influencer.

    The question was about the best way to tell the difference on your phone between the current version of a published app and a new version under development - they may both have the same name and strings so it is not obvious which version to test. A number of alternatives were proposed but rejected as either too complicated or potentially error-prone at release time.

    The community proposed a number of solutions ranging from pre-build and post-build steps to rename the title in release/debug, better management of the release cycle through a checklist, using different WMAppManifest files for release and debug builds and querying for WMAppPRHeader.xml which is only present in marketplace builds. We thought this was an interesting question because it is a fairly common use case where the easy and obvious solution (renaming the app during development) is also very easy to forget to change to the correct version at release time.

    For this week (and the next 3 weeks) we're awarding a green Lumia 620 for the Featured Discussion Board post - we'll be sending a device to influencer as soon as the order arrives (probably in the next couple of weeks).
    Last edited by hamishwillee; 2013-06-11 at 01:32.

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