Card from France
By dannycoward on Sep 16, 2008
Life is sweet for Java Card developers. Some of them are sunning themselves on the French Riviera at the Smart University today and for the rest of the week.
Chairman of the Java Card Forum's technical committee, Eric Vetillard, posted an interesting analysis today, of why and how this technology, so pervasive in smart cards, is still developing so quickly, even after 12 years since its introduction.
You all probably know that Java Card, currently in version 3.0 as of April 2008, is the baby of the Java family: a subset of the Java SE APIs, Java language and a subset of the Java bytecode with a special encoding to make it even smaller. And that its deployed in massive numbers in a bewidering range of ways: from transport cards, near range based micropayments, to security badges and in SIM cards in mobile phones.
But, did you know that if you have ever developed a Java applet or a Java servlet, you are already familiar with the application model for Java Card ?