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.

Thursday Feb 21, 2008

2008 JavaOne Conference Schedule and Java University Tracks Published

Sun has announced that out of nearly 1,700 submissions, approximately 350 sessions have been accepted for the 2008 JavaOne conference. Details on all the Technical and Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are now available at the JavaOne sessions page. For more information, read the press release.

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.

Friday Jan 25, 2008

Java ME Platform: Product and Technology Releases

JSR 271 Mobile Information Device Profile 3.0 Public Review Draft
This JSR will specify the third-generation Mobile Information Device Profile, expanding on the functionality in all areas as well as improving interoperability across devices.

JSR 280 XML API for Java ME 1.0 FR - Hotswap
This JSR provides a common general purpose XML API for the next generation of mobile devices.

JSR 279 Service Connection API for Java ME 0.91 PR 2
This high-level API for connecting services through frameworks that support identity-based services, discovery, and authentication supports service-oriented architectures (SOA) and other network service application models.

JSR 300 DRM API for Java ME 0.05 EDR
This specification defines an optional package for developing Java ME applications that use or interoperate with DRM agents that exist separately in devices.

Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for Sprint Titan Platform 1.0 Early Access
Sun and Sprint are working together to provide a set of tightly integrated developer tools for creating applications based on Java ME APIs and the OSGi service component framework. Tools include an on-device simulator based on Windows Mobile 6 Professional.

Friday Oct 12, 2007

Call for Papers: Mobile & Embedded Conference (Santa Clara, Calif., Jan. 22-24, 2008)

The Mobile & Embedded community announces a call for papers (deadline October 31, 2007) for the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference, to be held January 22 to 24, 2008, in Santa Clara, California.

Product and Technology Release: Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC 2.5.2 FCS

The Sun Java Wireless Toolkit (formerly known as J2ME Wireless Toolkit) is a set of tools for creating Java applications that run on devices compliant with the Java Technology for the Wireless Industry (JTWI, JSR 185) specification and the Mobile Service Architecture (MSA, JSR 248) specification. It consists of build tools, utilities, and a device emulator. See the download page.

Thursday Sep 13, 2007

Sun Labs Programming Competition: Sun SPOT Wireless Sensors

Think Fast, Hotshot!

Sun Labs has a cool development platform in Sun SPOT, and they are looking for a few outstanding engineers to take on the challenge of sending Sun SPOTs where none have gone before.

If you think you can come up with a killer project using Sun SPOTs, write it up and post it in the Sun SPOTs Projects forum. The Sun Labs team may want to talk to you about your project, so be ready for that. Projects that stand out will receive Sun SPOT Development Kits.

The deadline for the competition is December 15, 2007, but earlier proposals are encouraged. Supplies of the Sun SPOT Development Kits are limited.

Wednesday Aug 15, 2007

Ask the Experts, August 20-24: Mobile Service Architecture (MSA), JSR 248

Got a question about MSA, a Java ME optional package that defines the next-generation Java ME platform? Post it during the week of August 20 on the Ask the Experts page and get answers from experts.


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