The MiniBarCamp, "BarCampME", which bridges the two days of the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference, is on!
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...
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...
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...
I just picked up a pair of Nokia n810s. One for me and one for the significant other. They are pretty amazing -- dare I say much cooler than the iPod touch? I also quickly discovered coding apps for the n810 in Java is trivial. Here is how I made a simple SWT (i.e. GUI app. You'll have to use GTK instead of Swing) app.
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 (...
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 (...
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.
The LinAlg API provides ports for mobile and embedded devices.
Like many people I've been spending some of my free time over the last couple of weeks playing with Android. Google's departure from traditional mobile Java has caused a flurry of comment, but politics aside what is the new platform like to develop for?
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...
You can develop extensions for your OpenOffice.org suite... with Java! Wow! There is a huge community around it, plugins to make your life easy, good documentation... so, what are you waiting for?!
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...
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-...
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...
The early bird discount for the Mobile & Embedded Developer Days ends November 30. From now until November 30 at midnight the price is only $175 for the two day event.
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...
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....
Parabens brasileiros que tiveram suas palestras aprovadas para o primeiro evento da comundiade Mobile & Embedded. Foi divulgada a agenda do encontro e varios projetos brazucas serao representados. (entry body in english)
Well it's not quite the same as "the British are coming" but setting the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days agenda is pretty revolutionary