Oracle releases Java ME 8, Ideal platform for IoT devices
By tangelucci on Apr 30, 2014
Java ME 8 is now Generally Available - Java ME 8 is an ideal platform for intelligent devices
and an optimal foundation for developers to build new services for the IoT.
Java ME 8 was featured during the Java 8 launch.
Java is an ideal platform for intelligent devices and an optimal foundation for developers to build exciting new IoT services.
Java ME 8 is a major update to the existing Java ME platform incorporating a large set of updated and new features, including: Java language and API alignment with Java SE 8, support for modern web protocols, a comprehensive application model, advanced security features and standard APIs for power management and interaction with a broad set of standard peripherals.
The significant enhancements in Java ME 8 are designed to deliver faster application performance, which is especially important on less powerful devices.
With this release, Java ME and Java SE are converging, enabling a more consistent developer experience and more code re-use across the platforms.
The new Java language enhancements in Java ME 8 leverage recent Java SE features to allow developers to write cleaner, more efficient code that can be deployed across both platforms and the new embedded-specific capabilities of Java ME 8 can help to further shorten and simplify development cycles.
Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 will be the Oracle implementation of the Java ME 8 standard. Oracle Java ME Embedded is now generally available as a binary runtime for Raspberry Pi Model B (ARM11/Linux) and Qualcomm IoE platform (ARM9/Brew MP).
Java ME SDK 8 is now generally available to support development of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 applications on an emulation runtime for Windows 7, as well supported hardware platforms.