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Blog Archive for terrencebarr during September 2008

As announced previously the Java Mobile, Media & eMbedded Developer Days have been moved to January 2009 and along with that we've also kept the Call for Papers open a little longer - it will close in a few days on September 30th. We've already received a number of excellent submissions but, of course, we're always looking for more content. If you missed last year's conference and want to...
As you probably know by now Blu-ray is fundamentally built around the Java runtime - every Blu-ray player ships with Java. If you're new to Blu-ray check out this interview with Blu-ray Disc (BDJ) architect Bill Foote. Blu-ray is really beginning to take off and developers are scrambling to figure out how to create cool new content for the Blu-ray platform. Witness the Blu-ray Disc Java forum...
The Sun WTK (Wireless Toolkit) for years has been the de-facto standard for mobile development on the Java platform (together with the "Mobility" plug-in for NetBeans which is itself built on the WTK and hooks it into the NetBeans IDE). However, the original architecture and implementation of the WTK was quite OS specific and had a number of hooks into the underlying platform features and so the...
Just a quick note: We are rolling out a number of student projects in the Mobile & Embedded Community. These are great opportunities for students (and educators) who want to get involved with mobile and embedded Java and open source development. Check out our list of projects to see if anything strikes your fancy. Cheers, -- Terrence
The folks over at BugLabs have been one of the earliest and most serious adopters of phoneME - they are using phoneME as the basis for their core product. Lately, they have done a series of performance tests to compare phoneME with other open source VMs such as Cacao and jamVM. They just published their second round of results after some tuning and turning on the phoneME JIT compiler. As you can...
It's been nice and quiet for a couple of weeks - no travel. Now the conference circuit is starting up again and so in a couple of days I will head up to Berlin, Germany for two conferences: Berlin.jar is the first Java conference in Berlin run by the students of the Fachhochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft together with the JUG Berlin Brandenburg. Should be a fun get-together over two days (...
I've been wanting to post data on the growth of the M&E Community for some time now ... but somehow I always got distracted trying to pull together the stats. Turns out that compiling meaningful statistics is harder than you think and the web technology sometimes gets in the way, too. But here, finally, are some numbers - and they're loooooking goood. Project and community growth has been...