By Hinkmond-Oracle on Dec 18, 2013
Why would you want to develop using Java SE Embedded technology on your Raspberry Pi? Why? Well, that question is like, "Why would you want to breathe in air?" It's just natural, of course.
But, if you're not convinced, check out this great article by Simon Ritter that appeared as a recent Electronic Design article.
There are numerous reasons that make Java an attractive platform for developing embedded type applications using the Raspberry Pi: The very comprehensive set of included class libraries. Java SE 7 has almost 4000 class libraries covering everything from data structures to concurrency to networking. This saves a lot of time by not having to keep re-inventing the wheel.And, the big reason is that you'll want to use Java SE Embedded on your Raspberry Pi to follow along with my upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) Christmas Special. Now that's the best reason!