Monday Oct 26, 2009

[Mac] NetBeans 6.8 Beta and Java ME SDK 3.0 EA

Iwan wanted to know if the Java ME SDK works with the NetBeans 6.8 Beta. And if it could e available at Update Center to let you download the SDK directly from NetBeans.

NetBeans and Java ME SDK - picture is worth a thousand words...

Open "Tools > Java Platforms"

Press the "Add Platform" button

Select the "Java ME MIDP Platform Emulator"

Browse to your Java ME SDK location - usually /Applications/Java_ME_SDK_3.0

Platform has been found

Java ME SDK 3.0 Ea as module at NB Udate Center - this is most probably worthless as there is no added value then that the users find it quickly. The maintenance of the modules at UC takes a lot of time. You have to upload it, test it, then you have to be careful when the final version appears and remove it from UC or replace with the new version. I can't see any volunteer ;)
OTOH, the module with the SDK would just download it and install it. If you brave enough to use Early Access yhis steps - download, install - will warn you that you are doing something "special".

Thursday Oct 22, 2009

Java ME SDK 3.0 on Mac? EA is here

Lot of the users were asking when the Java ME SDK will be available at the Mac. The time has come. Now. If you want to try the new release of the Java ME SDK for Mac then the Early Access is available for download.

As it is early access provide your feedback to the guys who developed it at their blog

AFAIK, only the CLDC/MIDP devices are available for the Mac. And two devices with JavaFX support.
Note: the Java ME SDK for Mac won't be in NetBeans 6.8 as its final version won't be ready when the NB will ship.

Tuesday Mar 31, 2009

[ScreenCast] Creating Mobile Games in NetBeans

Thanks to Brad who did all the post processing of the raw video that I recorded. You can watch the famous HOL "Create Your Own Mobile" video. Game is created in 10 minutes. Cool!
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Friday Feb 27, 2009

JavaFX on real phones. WOW.

I've just noticed following announcements from SE and Sun. That's pretty cool news. I've been quite skeptic about JFX success however it seems that I was wrong. And I'm quite happy about it. Do you think that there will be a phone with JFX available at JavaOne? Do you remember SavaJe's Jasper S20?

Wednesday Oct 01, 2008

[javazone] [Day 2] I like it here

It is a week after the JavaZone conference however I decided to fill up the story with blog post about the last day of the conference.

I saw only a few presentation this time. Because I spent most of the time in the speakers room preparing for the presentation on Wednesday. And we were supposed to leave Oslo on Thursday afternoon. What a short trip.
We visited guys from mBricks at their booth. We had a discussion with them after our BOF yesterday. And I hope that the discussions with Karol will help them and NetBeans to enhance our portfolio. Their solution for Java ME development makes the live of Java ME developer easier. You don't have to care about the device fragmentation anymore. However it requires lot of testing and fixes on the mBricks side.

I have to say that I liked the Oslo and the JavaZone. The conference was really nice and well organized. I haven't seen too much from the city but I can imagine that I could stay here for a while. And all the companies at the booths were hiring. Maybe it is time to move to north ;) Sometimes the partners area looks more as gathering of headhunters than a conference...


Oslo's streets

Wednesday Sep 17, 2008

[javazone] [Day 1] Presentation is over

Today it was really hard day for me. Day full of activities and informations. I knew that it will be hard when Karol's phone woke me up in the morning after the speakers party. I would rather sleep then run to the start of the presentations ;)

However I spent almost whole day in speakers lounge because we were finalizing the presentation for our talk in evening. So, the only presentation that I've seen was "Project Hydrazine". The talk was fine but I missed a demo. And I have to say that I really liked following thing here at JavaZone. There are the lab rooms where you can watch the presentations. But if the room is crowded that they won't let you in. Then you can pick up headset, sit in the expo area and watch huge screens under the roof. Pretty useful.

We worked on the presentation at afternoon because we wanted to show as much as we could about NetBeans Mobility and Java ME. We had Java ME Platform SDK. Pre-EA version. EA will be available soon. But it didn't worked on my XP. Fortunately it worked on Karol's computer therefore we moved all the projects and presentations to one computer.

The presentation's start time was at 19:45. All the parties started at 19:00 therefore we really scared if anybody will show up. Even 5 minut before the start there was only one guy in audience. Before he left with the NetBeans t-shirt the rest of the people appeared. At the end it was nice BOF with lot of question and answers (I hope). All the questions that were not covered during the presentation time were answered in the pub later.

Look what we met on the way back to hotel. A tower in tie.

Note to myself: multiple source roots in mobility project, device DB, lwuit, mbrick

Thursday Aug 21, 2008

M3DD calls for papers

M3DD means Mobile, Media, and Embedded Developer Days 2008. And there is Call for Papers again on Roger's blog. The last (and first as well) conference was in January this year. Therefore it cannot be annual anymore ;)

I missed the first M3DD and I regret it. They even accepted my paper but there weren't a money for my trip to US. I do expect the same this time and I do not work on NetBeans Mobility anymore. Therefore it seems to me that I'll leave more space for the submissions of others. Less work for the committee.
For those who are interested in Java ME development and bleeding edge technologies this is the right place to talk at or to attend.

Wednesday Aug 20, 2008

JavaZone 2008 in Oslo

There is a java conference in Oslo on September 17-18. It's name is JavaZone. Me and Karol Harezlak will give a presentation that we named "Future and Present of Java ME development – Netbeans Mobility IDE". That's cool name that will allow us to talk about everything that we like or nit in Java ME, NetBeans IDE etc. Actually, it is a BOF therefore it should be more fun that a serious session.

Is anybody planning to visit the JavaZone this year? It would be great to meet at the conference or if you are from Oslo then we can meet in a nice place at the downtown ;)

Monday Aug 18, 2008

Java ate Mobility - NetBeans 6.5 distributions

NetBeans Mobility distribution has been swallowed by Java distribution. What a nice title for a newspaper. But the reality is simpler. NetBeans just changed the distributions that are provided for download for users.

There used to be Java SE, Java EE, Mobility (Java ME) distributions in old releases. In NetBeans 6.5, there is only small Java SE distro and big Java bundle that includes everything about Java development including Java ME, Java SE and Java EE + the server side.

Picture is worth a thousand words:

NetBeans 6.0 distributions

NetBeans 6.5 distributions

TIP: If the bandwidth is problem for you and you want to download as less as possible then you can download the Java SE distribution. Later when you need an additional functionality just open "Tools > Plugins". You can choose what plugin or whole category of plugins you've missed and install it.

Thursday Jun 26, 2008

Changing teams - bye, bye, Mobility

I used to be the quality assurance engineer and later team lead of the QA for last 5 years. I like the product - NetBeans Mobility. I liked the team that was working on it. Unfortunately, I had to leave the team two weeks ago. No, I haven't left SUN. I just moved to the Core&Platform QA. When I started to lead both QA teams half a year ago it seemed doable. But later on we discovered that there is not enough resources in the QA team in Prague to cover all the functionality we had been responsible for. We had to pass something to different teams in different SUN's offices. Bye, bye, Mobility, my very loved child. I hope that the new team in St. Petersburg will keep the quality on the same level. Actually, they have to :) I'm still watching the project. (I didn't mean it offensive...) Good luck to Ivan and Andrei.

What this change means for me? I'll have more time to focus on only one thing. For now it will be the NetBeans Platform and the Core NetBeans functionality.

What it means for you? I won't blog about Mobility much in future, probably. I'll blog about more about NetBeans Platform and IDE.

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