Over the years, there has been much written and spoken about the challenges facing mobile developers. This will be no different in some of the sessions and in the hallways at the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference and at BarCampME in Santa Clara next week.
To facilitate converting talk into action, a room has been been reserved from 9 AM to 1 PM on Friday January 25th near the MEDD...
on Jan 17, 2008
Pack your sleeping bags! The MiniBarCamp, "BarCampME", which bridges the two days of the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days (MEDD) conference, is on!
My friend Dan Green is due a big Thank You from me and everyone who will participate, because late last week he found a secret FooCamp/BarCamp veteran who came through with the support we needed to make it happen.
The MiniBarCamp starts at 8:30...
on Jan 15, 2008
Ok, so this is really cool: We managed to get hold of a couple of Sun SPOT kits and we'll be giving them away at the community social event at the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days next week!
We're thinking about creative and fun ways to do this ... like "coolest application idea for a Sun SPOT" and then raffle the kits among the entries. We'd love to hear from you if you have...
on Jan 15, 2008
We will be having a post-Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days meeting on Friday 1/25 where we will continue the discussion on this topic after kicking it off at the conference. If you're interested please contact me or Sean Sheedy. For more information, please see Seans blog.
I think most people would agree that feature-rich mobile platforms and unfettered wireless data...
on Jan 9, 2008
While I did try ;-) to take a much-needed break over the holidays I was still quite busy updating the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days web site with the latest information, speakers, and sessions.
The agenda is now final and we've added some exiting last-minute sessions and lightning talks. For example, Roger Riggs will be talking about "Seamless Integration of Multi-Tasking...
on Jan 2, 2008
The Nokia n810 is pretty fantastic, but I'll let you look that up elsewhere. Plenty of places do a good job showing it off. I'll focus on how easy it was to set up and make a graphical Java program.
Before getting started, I must thank both the developers at the Jalimo project for porting a JVM and the Eclipse SWT developers. Those two projects really do all of the work. Hopefully I can help the...
on Dec 31, 2007
If you haven't noticed, Sun SPOTs are really starting to take off. I blogged about some developments a couple of months back but this month we have a "Sun SPOT triple-shot" for you!
First, a first wave of SPOT-related code has been open sourced in the Mobile & Embedded Community:
SPOTs - Small Java powered Wireless Transducer Devices (spots)
Applications developed for Sun SPOTs (...
on Dec 21, 2007
13 months after inception we're now really seeing the Mobile & Embedded Community taking off in a big way. Be it accesses to the site, code downloads, forum activity, or external contributions of code and entire projects ... all metrics are up and the rising level of interest is tangible.
To make the community even better we'd like to learn more about you. So we put together a short survey (...
on Dec 17, 2007
Wow, time sure is passing fast. Just a little while ago January seemed so far away ... and now it's only 6 more weeks until the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference.
There will be so many interesting things happening at the conference we thought we'd do a "rolling countdown" series of newsletters with the latest news and select highlights of the forthcoming event.
on Dec 12, 2007
High-Level Math APIs for Mobile and Embedded devices
In one of my last Blogs i have already announced that there is a mobile port of the LinAlg API available. I also plan to port my statistics API to 64 Bit and mobile platforms.
This includes also porting demo apps and samples to these platforms. I dont know how many such APIs are available in the mobile world though i think there are not that...
on Dec 11, 2007
Google's Android caused a minor stir when it launched a few weeks back — Java in flavour, but without a full compliment of recognised APIs to make it a bona fide Micro or Standard Edition. Reaction was predictably mixed, some saw Google's roll-your-own approach as a harmful splintering of the Java brand, others saw it as inevitable.
Android is Google's venture into the mobile device space...
on Dec 10, 2007
Bruno Ghisi just reminded me of Project Floggy, the Java ME persistence framework. This is another option forÂ object-oriented persistence on CLDC. Thanks, Bruno!
Here is another database I was made aware of: J2MicroDB, an open source database from Universitat PolitÃ¨cnica de Catalunya in Spain
In September I blogged about JavaDB/Derby for phoneME ("Need a database with...
on Dec 7, 2007
It's Friday! It's already December! What a great day to write about OpenOffice.org, which is lovely abbreviated as OOo. A lot of people have asked me about how mOOo Impress Controller was built. I am not too old yet - getting older this Sunday :) - but I have some stories to tell.
In the begining of this year, I was at fisl 8.0 (International Free Software Forum)*, which is one of the...
on Dec 6, 2007
Just came back from the Tech Days in Frankfurt, Germany. Thanks to the organizational team and in particular Ulrike Werneck from Sun Germany for putting this together!
The venue (the Frankfurt Congress Center) was perfect, the organization was flawless, and the attendance was above expectations with a crowd of nearly 1000.
The first picture shows the 'Demo Shootout' with some of Sun's evangelists...
on Dec 6, 2007
If you've been procrastinating signing up for the Java Mobile and Embedded Developer Days conference - well, you've got just a little over 24 hours left. The early bird discounted rate of $175 ends November 30th.
Make sure you've had a look at the latest agenda - this is a conference you won't want to miss. And don't just go for the content, go for the people. We have a diverse group of high-...
on Nov 29, 2007
A while back I blogged about the importance of open access to technology, in particular to network infrastructure, protocols, and bandwidth ("Open technologies need open access"). Well, it seems like the tide is finally turning.
Verizon has announced it will open its network to 3rd-party devices and applications. The details and the timeline are still unclear and application and...
on Nov 28, 2007
One of our content reviewers was signing up for the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days last Friday and discovered that the price was incorrectly posted at $225. Now most of the US was out shopping on Black Friday but since this was a Brit you can understand why he was working.
Unfortunately, he did point out a serious flaw in the registration system where the price got incorrectly set to $225...
on Nov 26, 2007
A couple of years ago at JavaOne the Java Desktop team started the "Extreme GUI Makeover" series where Chris Campbell, Shannon Hickey, and Roman Guy took a plain old Swing application and pulled out all the stops to rework it into a slick and appealing UI.
A couple of months back while thinking about new content for the Sun Tech Days I realized that while SVG and JSR 226 is really cool...
on Nov 20, 2007
Check out videos by Mark Reinhold, Ray Gans, and John Muhlner
And here is the blog by Rich Sands
The blog by the ME Framework project owner, Vladimir Sizikov
A year ago to this day on November 13, 2006, Sun released Java (ME, SE, and EE) under GPLv2. Wow, a year ago already? Here's a little flashback: the original press release and the announcement site with interviews and statements....
on Nov 13, 2007
The final agenda for the Java Mobile & Embedded Developers Days is published!
With dozen of pretty nice proposals, and after a hard work to select the most relevant sessions to compose the conference, the reviewer team comes out with the first version of the JMEDD schedule. Pervasive computing, Java in TV, mobile tools, communication technologies, entertainement, community ecosystem and...
on Nov 13, 2007