NetBeans Enterprise Pack Preview 5.5 works with Mobility Pack 5.0

There isn't Mobility Pack 5.5 available for the 5.5 Preview build yet. The Mobility Pack 5.5 build will be available for the 5.5 Beta and later builds.
I tried the Preview with Mobility Pack 5.0 build. It works. It isn't officially recommended but there are definitelly geeks that miss the Mobility Pack in the 5.5 Preview ;) So you can workaround it.

I tried it a little bit and the UML looks nice. I generated a mobile client to a webservice and then generated UML Class diagram. Look at the picture.

I don't think that the UML is useful in Java ME world where you don't care to much about the nice design but about the bytes. Actually, you care about effective/memory-saving design.
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As an ex embedded firmware engineer who now programs applications and some devices using Java I can understand your point about UML and Java ME. However I also think that good design actually results in a more efficient program so I think UML has a place in Java ME even if it just makes you think and consider what you are doing more carefully. Certainly using UML with GOF design patterns to put together your data objects behind the scenes must be a good thing, it promotes clear consistent design. Love the mobility pack by the way. Just wish it had been about when I was writing handheld scanner code.

Posted by Steve Webb on February 23, 2006 at 04:41 PM CET #

Hi Lukas,

I agree with you that UML is not a great addition to your programming when you need things to be lean-and-mean. But we, Sticktail Games, in fact started of the lean-and-mean route, but moved back to the 'get-structure-in-your-code' route to get things working and then refactored everything back to the lean-and-mean.
I just filed and RFE against MobPack that would automate some of the automatible stuff we do in MobPack

Well structured code leaves more room for constructive optimizations without having to worry too much on the regressions.
Another issue here is that we incorporate networking in our games and sequence-diagrams aer just great to document the protocols. So UML support is great in these two areas. A third would be to keep some track of the requirements using use-cases.

I'll try the 55 preview with the 50 MobPack just for the UML.

Iwan

Posted by Iwan Eising on February 26, 2006 at 11:23 PM CET #

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