The Beta version of Opera Mini 4 released today, and I gave it a test drive.
First of all, let me say that I've always liked this Java ME mobile browser, mainly because it gave you full web pages at an amazing speed, so much so that the native browser on my smartphone has very rarely been taken out for a ride on the old WWW.
Unfortunately, I'm not kidding.
There are only very few mass produced consumer products that can lay claim to being true works of art, and Disney's two new entries to the Blu-ray arena, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, may represent the best that high-definition discs today can offer, and as such can be said to have crossed the line into
The current Java.net poll asks people what was the most important announcement from the JavaOne 2007 general sessions, and the runaway winner of the poll seems to be the hints that Sun intends to introduce a Fast-loading "Consumer JRE". Now, wouldn't it be funny if this is based on Java ME's CDC?
Before I lay me down to sleep, here are some of the top items I thought were discussed in the Java Entertainment sessions (Blu-ray's BD-J and OCAP/cable Java):
- OCAP development (developing Xlet apps for cable) is just as interesting as Blu-ray BD-J
development, albeit perhaps less "glamorous", but probably more lucrative in the
Contrary to what server-side jockeys would have you perceive, or what Swing and SWT proponents would like to believe, the action at JavaOne is most furious in those fields that value the small and simple.
I'll be flying in on Wednesday and will be attending the TV Track, which features sessions and talks on Blu-ray (
Letting your Java app monitor your HOT
playstation 3 and even your beloved plants is easy to do when you have
alert midlets to shepherd the way.
Your journey begins with the task of gently introducing your Java applications to the realities of the physical world, an area that normally exists beyond the confines of the limited and rather myopic worldview of the typical Java midlet.
I could hear the crickets chirping, or at least the hum of the air conditioner fans as they strove to cool the bodies of several hundred enthusiastic and jumpy Java developers crammed into an auditorium of Google.com's New York City office.