Thursday Jul 17, 2008

Event/Call for Papers: GSMA Mobile World Congress (Barcelona, Spain, Feb. 16-19, 2009)

The GSMA Mobile World Congress (formerly 3GSM World Congress) will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from February 16 to 19, 2009.

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Tuesday Jul 15, 2008

SigTest Tool

The SigTest tool is an API conformance tool that makes it possible to easily compare the signatures of two different implementations of the same API. It verifies that all of the members are present, reports when new members are added, and checks the specified behavior of each API member. Within the SigTest project on, you can find information about the JT Harness, ME Framework, and the regression test harness (jtreg). Learn more.

Thursday Jun 19, 2008

Java SE for Embedded is coming to a chip near you...

New Java SE for Embedded releases for Linux on ARM, MIPS, and PowerPC platforms available for free evaluation. Download a copy today.

Wednesday May 28, 2008

Comparing Mobile Platforms: Java ME and Adobe Flash Lite

Java developer Bruce Hopkins compares the strengths and weaknesses of each platform in six significant categories: graphics, multimedia, local device accessibility, security, network connectivity, and miscellany. Read more.

Wednesday Apr 30, 2008

Just Published: New Gaming Experiences With Mobile Sensor API

Erik Hellman, a Java techonology consultant in Sweden, uses a game scenario to
tout the winning qualities of the Java ME platform's Mobile Sensor API.

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Wednesday Apr 23, 2008

Java Card Specification 3.0 Is Now Available

More than 1.2 billion Java technology-based smart cards -- ATM cards, credit cards, ID cards, and more -- were deployed in 2007.

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Monday Apr 21, 2008

Mobile and Embedded Guide to 2008 JavaOne Conference

Sun's Terrence Barr has published a guide of JavaOne conference technical sessions and BOFs related to mobility and embedded development. Take a look and check back for updates.

New Mobility Tech Tip: Asynchronous Communications With Java ME and SIP

In this Mobility Tech Tip, Bruce Hopkins shows two MIDlets that employ the SIP protocol and JSR 180 API (part of the MSA standard) to communicate asynchronously, complete with source code. Read the tech tip.

Wednesday Apr 16, 2008

Java ME Product and Technology Release

JSR 249 Mobile Service Architecture 2 0.10 EDR
This JSR defines the next generation of the Mobile Service Architecture (MSA) and platform created in JSR 248.

Learn more about the Java ME platform.

Friday Mar 28, 2008

Sun SPOT Technology at High Altitudes

Sun Labs intern Tennessee Carmel-Veilleux has high hopes for his after-hours project, powered by Sun SPOT technology.

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Monday Mar 10, 2008

Java ME Platform: Product and Technology Releases

JSR 248 Mobile Service Architecture 1.1.0 MREL
This JSR creates a mobile service architecture and platform definition for the high volume wireless handsets continuing the work started in JSR-185 and enhancing the definition with new technologies.

JSR 293 Location API 2.0 0.15 PFD
This specification defines an optional package that enables the developers to use new enhanced location-based features on the JavaTM ME devices.

JSR 262 Web Services Connector for Java Management Extensions (JMX) Agents 1.0 PR
This specification defines a connector for the JMX Remote API that uses web services to make JMX instrumentation available remotely. Clients do not have to be Java technology-based applications, but they can be.

JSR 290 Java Language and XML User Interface Markup Integration 1.0 PR
This JSR enables creation of Java ME applications which combine Web UI markup technologies with Java code. The intent is to leverage the W3C Compound Document Format (CDF) specification.

Thursday Feb 28, 2008

Mobile Developer Certification Programs

Sign up for the hands-on course Developing Mobile Phone Applications With Java ME Technology on using CLDC, MIDP, and Java ME. The Sun Certified Mobile Application Developer (SCMAD) exam is for developers who create mobile applications using Java ME technologies for smart devices. Read more.

Tuesday Feb 12, 2008

Cool Video -- Gosling on JavaFX

This keynote was given to an audience in Santa Clara a few weeks ago at the first annual "Mobile and Embedded Developer Days" conference. <>.  It's a pretty cool video which discusses Java embedded technologies (everything from the smallest "mote" to the largest real-time system) and gives an overview of the JavaFX platform.

Monday Feb 11, 2008

New Books: Solaris Application Programming, Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, and Kicking Butt With MIDP and MSA

Check out these three new eBooks available on Safari Books Online, or buy a print copy at a 40% discount at the Pearson Bookstore:

    - Solaris Application Programming, by Darryl Gove
    - Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Volume 2, by Mary Hall, Larry Brown, and Yaakov Chaikin
    - Kicking Butt with MIDP and MSA, by Jonathan Knudsen
Read more.

Wednesday Feb 06, 2008

Videos From Mobile & Embedded Developer Days

You can now watch videos recorded at the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference held in January. Read more.


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