Friday Dec 11, 2009

Video on Java Store

Check out this deep dive on the Java Store and Warehouse:

New Release of Java Store and Warehouse

Earlier this week, a new release of the Java store and Warehouse was announced.   This new release brings a number of new features such as account creation into the client, ability to preview your app using the store view for developers outside of the US, improved integration with PayPal, increased performance, other small features, and bug fixes.  


Additionally, the Java Warehouse is now open to 6 more countries:

  •  Israel
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • Taiwan
  • S. Korea

This means that the Java Warehouse is now open in 14 countries.  The full list can be seen here.

Tuesday Nov 03, 2009

Sun and PayPal announce PayPal Payment Option for Java Store

Today, at the PayPal conference, Sun and PayPal announced that PayPal will now be a payment option for the Java Store. To read about the announcement and all the details, check out this article.   Additionally, the Java Store and Warehouse are now live.

 To get the client (i.e. store):

Developer Portal (i.e. warehouse to upload client): 

Monday Oct 26, 2009

Java ME SDK 3.0 release for Mac (EA)

Today, the Java team announced the release of the Java ME SDK for Mac (Early Access).  This is the first release that brings the functionality of the Wireless Kit to Mac and its developers.  You can check out the EA version at: 

The features included in this release are:

 \* Unique architecture enables the developer to work with the real device directly from within the ME SDK 3.0, now running on Mac OS.

\* Communication with the devices, application deployment and even On-Device debugging are supported over Wi-Fi.

\* Supports the latest CLDC Hot Spot VM and Java Micro Edition APIs

\* High-end Tools for optimizations: Profiler, Network Monitor, Support for Debugging, Wireless Messaging Console and more

\* Introducing JavaFX 1.2.1 Mobile emulator running on Mac OS

\* Integrated Device Search Database for easy reference

\* Powerful Autoupdate for additional plug-ins and product updates

\* Development Environment based on NetBeans Platform

\* Complete List of APIs:
   o Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) 2.1 (JSR 118)
   o Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) 1.1 (JSR 139)
   o Java Technology for the Wireless Industry 1.0 (JSR 185)
   o Mobile Service Architecture 1.0 (JSR 248)
   o PDA Optional Packages for the J2ME Platform (JSR 75)
   o Java APIs for Bluetooth (JSR 82)
   o Mobile Media API (MMAPI) 1.2 (JSR 135)
   o J2ME Web Services Specification (JSR 172)
   o Security and Trust Services API for J2ME (JSR 177)
   o Location API for J2ME (JSR 179)
   o SIP API for J2ME (JSR 180)
   o Wireless Messaging API (WMA) 2.0 (JSR 205)
   o Content Handler API (JSR 211)
   o Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME (JSR 226)
   o Payment API (JSR 229)
   o Mobile Internationalization API (JSR 238)
   o Mobile Sensor API (JSR 256)
   o XML API for Java ME (JSR 280)

Friday Feb 27, 2009

Article: Using MySQL with Java

Are you a Java developer that needs help figuring out how to connect to a MySQL database using the Connector/J JDBC driver?  If so, check out this introductory article written by Giri Mandalika:

Monday Dec 22, 2008

Screencast: Java CAPS 6 Web Services Integration with ILOG JRules 6.7

It's been a long time coming, but screencasts of our Java CAPS 6 Web Services Integration with ILOG JRules 6.7 are finally available here.  The screencast is broken up into four different pieces for easier viewing:

  1. Creating the JRules Rules Application Service
  2. Creating the BPEL Process
  3. Creating the Composite Application
  4. Creating the Visual JSF Test Application

Tuesday Sep 16, 2008

Glassfish ESB Announced

Earlier this week, we introduced a preview of Glassfish ESB.   It is an  Open Source ESB for integration & SOA, with commercial support from Sun.  Go here for more details.  

Thursday Aug 14, 2008

Using Pentaho and Liferay to Display IEP Data from Open ESB (and Java CAPS soon)

In general, event processing involves the continuous processing and analysis of high volume, high-speed data streams from inside and outside an organization. The need exists to detect business-critical issues as they happen, and to route, filter and pre-process data continuously over an indeterminate period of time.

The Intelligent Event Processor (IEP) is now available via Open ESB (see  It processes data streams and detects business events in real-time, querying data elements that are in continuous, unbounded, rapid, existing time-varying streams and which do not represent static data, thus providing a technology that meets the need to process data continuously over a period of time.

IEP currently provides a design environment plus an infrastructure engine for executing the logic within a runtime engine. What is doesn't provide is an environment for the data to be displayed (a dashboard).  That is where dashboarding solutions, like Pentaho, come into play.

Pentaho can be configured to use IEP as a data source.  Additionally, there is an integration between Pentaho and Liferay, so that environment is supported as well.  There have been many questions how to configure Pentaho and Liferay on Glassfish.  Instructions can be found here:

 From there, pull your IEP data into Pentaho and start building a dashboard.

Java CAPS Integration with ILOG JRules

Many people have been wondering how to integrate a commercial rules engine with Java CAPS using web services. Thanks to Keith Daly,  we now have step-by-step document on how to accomplish this with ILOG JRules.  The documentation can be found at:

Go to the last table on the page, which is titled Using Java CAPS with Other Software, and look for the ILOG JRules entry. 

Shortly, we will be posting screencasts that will walk the viewer through the entire use case scenario as well as project files with instructions. Stay tuned. 


Jennifer Glore


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