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Today, we are proud to announce a new version of the project Marge! [Time for thinking...] Yeah, that's true! This is not an april 1st joke :) We have been working for the last month in new features in marge-core, the framework itself, and also in a new version of Bluechat. Now, we happily present marge-core v0.5, with the following diffs from 0.4.0: Created AutoConnect class to make directly...
on Apr 1, 2008
Do you use Netbeans Mobility Pack? Do you always wanted to know more about all the palette components in Visual Mobile Designer (VMD)? I got an email from netbeans weekly (nbweekly@netbeans.org) with a very nice wiki page! Original: Visual Mobile Designer Palette Reference Page Everything you wanted to know about the Visual Mobile Designer for mobile applications, but were afraid to ask is now...
on Mar 25, 2008
Recently, I read Sun Microsystems And SBTVD Forum To Develop Open-Source Java Solution For Brazil's Digital TV System. Ok, looks like a nice news, but is there any reader that could explain me what is really going on? I will try summarise my point of view, because I am not an expert on it. Brazilian open source middleware, called Ginga, is divided in two main parts: Ginga-ncl, which is uses a...
on Mar 8, 2008
After just returning from India a few days ago I'm off to the next conference, the Open Source in Mobile conference in San Francisco next week on Tuesday and Wednesday. Last year's conference in Barcelona, Spain was noteworthy for its high-value attendees including many CEOs, CTOs, founders, and VPs from around the industry. On the downside the admission was kind of pricey. This year OSiM is...
on Mar 2, 2008
I haven't posted anything in my blog for the past six months not because I didn't have anything interesting happening in my life but rather I have been super busy with work! One of the things I am very excited about is the newly established Centre for Mobile Education Research (CMER) whose mission is to engage in leading edge applied research to develop state-of-the-art applications and services...
on Feb 27, 2008
As per RFC 3263, there are two new kind of records that are important for SIP. They are Naming Authority Pointer (NAPTR) Record and Service Record (SRV). In this example, NAPTR is used as a mechanism to specify the protocol (TCP or UDP) where as SRV records will be used locate the server and port from SailFin. Example snippet from DNS zone file _sip._udp.test.com. 3600 IN SRV 10 0 5090...
on Feb 22, 2008
As it turns out I'm hopping over to Mobile World Congress (previously known as 3GSM) in Barcelona, Spain to catch up with a couple of companies and folks in the mobile space as well as to attend the Mobile Monday Peer Awards and participate in the Mobile Jam Session. Should be a lot of fun! If you're in Barcelona please drop me a line and we'll try to meet up, or stop by the Sun booth (Booth #...
on Feb 8, 2008
Update (2/5/08): Updated link in video section below, now points to the first set of archived videos on ustream Added attendance numbers Sentilla also has posted a blog entry Wow, what a week it has been! The Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference ended last Thursday and I think it is fair to say it was a resounding success. Many attendees gave us very positive feedback both...
on Feb 5, 2008
After releasing the Squawk VM as Open Source, Sun announced yesterday that has open sourced the SPOT libraries as well, under GPLv2. SPOTs are small, Java-based, wireless devices developed at Sun Labs. This libraries include the code responsible for wireless communication, sensors control and security at the devices. The news was published in the forum and can be seen the the java.net project...
on Jan 30, 2008
The MEDD conference was exactly what I thought it would be: learning about cool stuff (SunSPOTS!), meeting old friends and making new ones. And it turned out that one topic stood out above the rest - confronting fragmentation in the mobile space. Looking at the lightning talk feedback we find the most highly rated lightning talk was possibly Terrence Barr's "Do We Need a Mobile Developer...
on Jan 29, 2008
If you think that the most difficult part in writing a Java ME application is make a good looking GUI, you come to the right place. In an old post, I have mention that there are some frameworks/libraries that can help you creating a great GUI in Canvas (MIDP). So, I was googling when I found some interesting lists of projects that could facilitates that. I have not tested all of those projects...
on Jan 27, 2008
In a recent blog entry I asked the question: Do we need a Mobile Developer Alliance? The Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days ended today (it turned out to be an extremely successful event, more about that in the next blog). As a follow-up a couple of folks are getting together to discuss and brainstorm the topic of why developing and deploying content is so hard, what can be done to improve...
on Jan 24, 2008
Kudos to the organizers for making an event like this go smoothly. And, most importantly, there's more depth to the content than I expected. Others I surveyed agreed. You can see the presentations online in the M&E community area. Plus the people here are key company technical personnel, not just marketing heads. So it's a chance to ask some probing questions and get useful answers. Well done!
on Jan 23, 2008
This week I decided to drive from San Diego to Santa Clara to this week's MEDD conference rather than fly home and back again. This gave me the opportunity to try out a new ham radio product called the TinyTrak4 which is about to be released by its creator, Byon Garrabrant. The TinyTrak4 provides me with an APRS setup in my car to track my position as I moved along. (I also beaconed that I...
on Jan 23, 2008
Hello! This is my first entry in 2008 and I wish an amazing year for everybody! Sean O'Sullivan, the CTO of Rococo Software, is going to present a session called "Past, Present and Future of JSR 82 (Java Bluetooth APIs)" in Mobile & Embedded Developer Days. Don't miss that, registration is still open! If you, unfortunately, won't be able to travel to California and be in the event, check the...
on Jan 20, 2008
You woke up Saturday morning and realized that the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days, the conference with 26 intermediate to advanced technical sessions, 14 lightning talks and 12 poster session that you wanted to attend since it was announced, closed it registration on Friday at midnight and you forgot to register. Ok don't give up and don't despair, we changed our minds and have...
on Jan 19, 2008
In WWII the bombardier would yell, "bombs away" as the bombs left the airplane. Attendees at the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days will have an opportunity to win one of four SunSPOTs Java Developer Kit. The Contest Throughout the first day attendees will hear several presentations on SunSPOTS. Any attendees that wants to enter the contest will submit a proposal on "What I would do if...
on Jan 18, 2008
There is a new user group in Silicon Valley and it is not a JUG. It is a GTUG (Google Technology User Group). The Silicon Valley GTUG meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the GooglePlex in Mountain View, California. The topic of the February meeting is the Android Platform with Dick Wall, Java Champion and Google Developer Advocate, as the main speaker. Android code doesn't run on the JVM...
on Jan 17, 2008
One of the goals of the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days was to get all of the mobile & embedded developers together in one meeting at a given location to hear the premiere collection of intermediate to advanced topics given by the industries most knowledgeable presenters. Realizing that you can probably only achieve this goal once a year we had a second goal of trying to make this event...
on Jan 17, 2008
One of my personal goals for the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days was to make this conference different from your average developer conference. Different with regard to the focus (deep mobile & embedded Java content), different with regard to the cost (very reasonable), and different with regard to way it is organized (by the community). Another big different for me was the worldwide...
on Jan 17, 2008