Java ME, Java SE, JavaFX from the horse's mouth
By dannycoward on Feb 26, 2009
As you probably know, there's a growing number of regular podcasters on various aspects of the Java Platforms. A great way to stay on top of what's going on in the Java world, and hear a few stories you might not see written down.
Like the latest episode of the Java Mobility Podcast, where Terrence and Roger do a great in depth interview on the new Java ME SDK, in early access. You probably know that it's the single, unified successor to today's two SDKs, one for CLDC and one for CDC app development. So it brings together all the APIs, tools and emulators for development for apps on anything from a mass-market phone to a Blu-ray disc. Simpler is definitely better, and this new consolidated SDK also includes a new, optimised CLDC runtime, a new runtime profiling tool (based on the one used in VisualVM), on-device debugging, and LWUIT support.
On the JavaFX front, the JavaPosse interview of the JavaFX team at Devoxx (including the back story on how the launch-day glitches on javafx.com got fixed), and Josh's recent, detailed interview all about JavaFX 1.1 on the RIA weekly with Cote.
And just for fun, try the recent This Ain't your Dad's Java cast (here, or here) our highly caffienated uber-geeks-turned marketing-execs-gone-wild talk on a variety of topics, including Swing versus JavaFX, Java SE 6u12, and the inside story on the winding road to release for JavaFX Mobile.