Shai Almog posted "Great Looking Flickr Viewer Demo": "A J2ME Developer just wrote to me with this really great looking demo of using LWUIT to communicate with flickr. The demo shows off lots of the ways in which LWUIT can be easily customized, backgrounds, transitions, theme and menu are all very easy to customize..."
on Sep 2, 2009
JavaFX Mobile development now also available for Mac OS!
Caveat when using NetBeans 6.7.1: After installing NetBeans 6.7.1 with JavaFX you should be able to build and run JavaFX applications on the Windows Mobile EA just fine. However, NetBeans 6.7.1 prompts you update JavaFX though the update center. Do not perform this update as there is an incompatibility between this update and the...
on Jul 27, 2009
On June 20th, GoJava and Goias Free Robotics put together an International event for the whole Latin American Mobile and Embedded Community: The M3DD/LA (Java Mobile, Media & eMbedded Developer Days - Latin American Edition)
When the organization for this event started, everyone had a feeling that it would be a big hit. After the website was published, they started to keep track using Google...
on Jul 3, 2009
Visiting the Fishermans Wharf at San Francisco Bay I met the
Brazilians that will speak at JavaONE about the recent advances of the
Digital TV in Brazil: Clayton Chagas and Magno Cavalcante.
Here are some highlights from our conversation:
What is the status of the Digital TV in Brazil?
Since its inception in 2003, a lot is being done towards the
replacement of the analogical system by a...
on Jun 2, 2009
This session is conducted by a pair from SonyEricsson, and they're discussing Java based rich user interfaces for "mobile" devices. As always the word "mobile" is overly constrained to mean "cell phone" which is to me a misnomer because "mobile" could clearly mean other kinds of devices than cell phones. There are lots of portable electronics devices which would do well to have a light Java...
on Jun 2, 2009
1) This document from the JCP lists all the different JCP-related events at JavaOne. This is the best place to start to find something particular to your interest in the JCP.
2) Tuesday at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM is the Community Party at the Intercontinental Hotel. I will be there with others and the discussions are certainly going to be lively. Afterward it is fairly likely we'll continue to...
on Jun 1, 2009
A bunch of things are happening around the JCP next week in the context of JavaOne. I'd like to quickly highlight two particular events:
2009 JCP Program Annual Awards
First, my congratulations to the nominees for the 2009 JCP Program Annual Awards - in particular our two Java Mobile & Embedded Community Stars
Sean Sheedy, for JCP Program Member of the Year
Enrique C. Ortiz, for JCP Program...
on May 29, 2009
Like other screens of life (desktop, mobile), gaming is fast growing area of interest on TV. People in various parts of the planet have shown keen interest on being able to play games on TV platforms, be it using their Set-top boxes or DVD players. Among developers, there is an interest to convert the wide range of available Java game applications on desktop and mobile platforms to suit TV...
on May 29, 2009
CableLabs is nearing completion of its beta development phase of the Tru2way Reference Implementation (RI) and will make it publicly available in mid-June.
At that time, Java developers will be able to download tools from the OpenCable Project located on Java.net, and, within a Windows PC environment, develop apps for the cable TV industry.
As an open source project, developers will also be able...
on May 28, 2009
Hi, I'm one of the Java ME Executive Committee (EC) members and an Individual JCP member (that is, representing you, and not a big corporation, on the EC.) I would like to hear from other Java ME developers while I'm in the UK this week for EC meetings.
I will be in Hursley and though I will be busy in meetings until Friday night, I have kept open Saturday and Sunday morning May 16th and 17th to...
on May 12, 2009
Continuing with yesterday's core topic of JavaFX, there's an interesting article about JavaFX mobile applications performance on the Sun Developer Network: Michael Heinrichs' JavaFX Mobile Applications - Best Practices for Improving Performance. My thanks go out to Terrence Barr for pointing this out, as I hadn't noticed it previously.
Michael's article starts out with a strong disclaimer...
on Apr 30, 2009
on Apr 17, 2009
Despite the global economic downturn, activity related to mobile devices continues to grow. Indeed, the Google Trends graph for "mobile applications" shows an acceleration in search volume that started in the second quarter of 2008.
Google's Early Look Android 1.5 release is garnering a lot of attention, for example, prompting Elliotte Rusty Harold to modify next week's schedule to make room...
on Apr 15, 2009
After its success on mobile, Light Weight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) has a new destination - TV! LWUIT on TV is pretty similar to LWUIT on mobile, but it has to now work with bigger screen resolutions and different aspect ratios on TV.
LWUIT on TV runs on JavaME stack based on CDC 1.1/FP/PBP, unlike the CLDC/MIDP 2.0 stack on mobile phones. A thin porting layer makes it easy to move LWUIT from one...
on Mar 8, 2009
Have you wanted to tell the ME EC exactly what you think Java ME needs? Do you want candidates elected that represent your interests? Four candidates are competing in a special election for Intel's ME EC seat, vacated in January. For the first time, a forum has been created to permit questions from the community and encourage debate between candidates. Please make this election interesting...
on Feb 20, 2009
After almost one year, Brazil's Digital Television Forum (SBTVD) has finally fixed the royalty confusion with Sun's help. We now have a royalty-free/open source specification that substitutes the GEM API in the Brazilian middleware Java subsystem (Ginga-J). This specification seems to be using LWUIT for the UI. Download the javadoc here.
I do still have a few questions. How this specification...
on Feb 16, 2009
Java ME SDK has an important feature which can speed up MIDlet development. MIDlet can be redeployed into already opened emulator.
After receiving some feedbacks from users of early access I see than this feature is often undiscovered. That's pity because it improves usability of emulator and saves a lot of time spent on emulator restart.
I usually run emulator once without specifying a MIDlet -...
on Feb 1, 2009
Playing with SunStorage Simulator
I'm a total outsider to SunStorage, even though I work for Sun. Information here shouldn't be taken as official, but rather, a perspective from just one user.
I was playing with SunStorage Simulator over the weekend. AFAIK, this is just a VMWare image of the same software that runs in real Sun Storage 7000.
Initially I found it bit odd that they provide VMWare...
on Jan 20, 2009
How often I have wondered, if only there was a good SDK for developing Java applications on TV, 'this' problem could have been avoided or 'that' application could have been more compelling. I am sure there are many like me, those who work on Java applications for TV or provide Java platforms for TV.
Connected Device Configuration (CDC)/Foundation Profile (FP)/Personal Basis Profile (PBP) form...
on Dec 12, 2008
See Jeet Kaul's blog "JavaFX - The road ahead"
Running JavaFX applications on real devices (see below)
Check out this video with Jacob Lehrbaum, Sr. Product Line Manager for JavaFX Mobile
JavaFX 1.0 is here!
JavaFX is the expressive platform for creating and delivering rich Internet experiences across all the screens of your life: for web browsers and desktops - and (in...
on Dec 6, 2008