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Finally, everything I'd like to see in a mobile & embedded developer-focused Java conference. It started in mid-June with this email from Roger to folks like CEO and Eric Giguere: "Terrence and I are thinking of starting a Mobile & Embedded Conference that would occur some time in the late fall/early winter. This would be a conference solely devoted to Mobile & Embedded developers..."...
on Oct 2, 2007
Have you been missing a dedicated conference for mobile and embedded Java? A place to get together with peers, community members, and industry experts to deep-dive on all things Java mobile & embedded? A conference that is driven by the community for the community? Where you decide on the topics? We thought so ... ;-) In fact, we've heard this request many times at conferences around the...
on Oct 2, 2007
You may or may not have noticed on the phoneME Advanced Downloads page, that there is a phoneME Advanced MR2 binary for WinCE / Windows Mobile 5. That's one of the projects that my esteemed colleagues and I have been busy working on in the past few months. That is part of the reason I have not been able to post much. So, I apologize for that. Well, after being spoiled with all the rich...
on Sep 21, 2007
I just returned from two days in Madrid, Spain, attending and speaking at the "Open Source in Mobile" (OSiM) conference. This was not your typical open source conference. The focus was clearly on the decision makers, executives, and strategists of commercial companies. The audience and speakers were carefully picked and the high price of admission (up to GBP 4225.00) resulted in a...
on Sep 20, 2007
The MIDP3 Expert Group (JSR-271) is meeting this week, and if you have something on your mind that you want the EG to take notice of, now would be a good time to act. Feel strongly about something? Try the personal approach. The MIDP3 spec lead, Mike Milikich, has done an outstanding job getting the individual developer's perspective by making the EG easy for individual JCP members to join....
on Sep 18, 2007
At the end of the day external participation is what makes or breaks an open source community. The virtuous cycle of open source, external participation and contributions, leveraging each other's innovation and work, and feeding it back into the community and code base is the sole point of going open source. Open source without a vibrant community is an academic exercise. Quite a few companies...
on Sep 14, 2007
Hey! Today I felt a desire to create something with JavaFX Script and Bluetooth. If you are not familiar with JavaFX, JavaFX Script and so on, take a look in a new and very good Joshua Marinacci's post about it. I have created an application that allows you to inquiry for devices that are with Bluetooth turned on. It is pretty simple in terms of UI (user interface) and functionality, but the goal...
on Sep 11, 2007
In one of our recent podcasts we interviewed Rick Hillegas from the Apache Derby project (also known as JavaDB). JavaDB is a compact, easy-to-use, feature-rich relational database that runs on platforms supporting Java 1.4 and later. We in the Mobile & Embedded Community frequently get asked about database support for Java ME. Well, with the release of JavaDB 10.1 with JSR 169 (JDBC API) the...
on Sep 5, 2007
How could you create Java SE Bluetooth applications, since JSR 82 (Java Apis for Bluetooth) was made thinking in Java ME? In this entry, I am going to explain some aspects around it and also give some tips in order to you start doing Bluetooth desktop applications. In addition, we are going to talk a little about the GCF (Generic Connection Framework). JSR 82 (Java Apis for Bluetooth) uses GCF,...
on Sep 4, 2007
More and more, access control and other home automation stuff are being used and required. We are giving away part of our privacy to prior security and commodity. Bluetooth is a technology for wireless file transfer very spread today in cell phones, but most people don't know that it can be used to identify someone through the unique address each Bluetooth enabled device has. For example, if you...
on Sep 3, 2007
In a comment for a previous blog entry, I was asked ... Hi Mark, Although my question does not directly have to do with VM Inspector, I have a question regarding phoneME advanced MR2. This is regarding revision 5512 - Fix for CR 6554965: crash in pthread_getattr_np calling JNI AttachCurrentThread Reviewed by Chris. Can you disclose what's the investigation on CR 6554965? I've seem cvm segfault...
on Aug 31, 2007
As many of you may know the Java language and runtime concept was born as part of Sun's "Green project" in the early nineties. The Java platform was originally designed to fit the needs of mobile and embedded devices even though it turned out its appeal of course went way beyond the embedded space. James Gosling just posted a very interesting old video from 1992 on the UI of the Green...
on Aug 31, 2007
Summertime is slow, seems like lots of people are on vacation these days. Still, the Mobile Services Architecture (MSA or JSR 248) is hitting the market this year and being deployed in a large numbers of devices throughout 2007 and beyond. This week, Monday through Friday, is your chance to ask our experts about MSA. If you have questions about the technology, the APIs, the features, or business...
on Aug 21, 2007
I am delighted to announce the availability of my new edited book on "Cognitive Networks" that has just been published by Wiley. With forewords by Joseph Mitola III and Sudhir Dixit. From the back cover Cognitive networks can dynamically adapt their operational parameters in response to user needs or changing environmental conditions. They can learn from these adaptations and exploit knowledge...
on Aug 20, 2007
Nice article in Russian: http://www.ixbt.com/cm/blackbox.shtml Briefly: there are two Sun BlackBox systems running in the world, one in Stanford, CA by Linear Accelerator Center and another one in Moscow by Mobile TeleSystems, one of the largest Russian mobile operators with 74+ mln subscribers.
on Aug 13, 2007
Open source at Sun is here to stay ... the open sourcing of Java SE, EE, and ME should prove that beyond a doubt. But how does that translate into a business strategy that drives value for Sun? Matt Asay blogs about his interview with the CEO of Sun, Jonathan Schwarz, at LinuxWorld. A highly recommended read. -- Terrence Powered by Qumana
on Aug 10, 2007
A comment in a previous blog asks ... I'd love to hear the explanations on why specific things are on the Java heap vs. the malloc heap. In particular it seems like there are a lot of things outside the Java heap that need to refer to things inside the Java heap (e.g. jitted code) resulting in a potentially large number of roots when collecting garbage. -- erikcorry For those of you who haven't...
on Aug 9, 2007
While this blog has been looking pretty sparse since JavaOne, here's proof that we have indeed been busily toiling away to bring you more cool UI examples. We have just made the source to the MobileAerith demo available on phoneME UI Labs. For those of you who didn't make it to JavaOne this year, this was a demo that was shown at the Java One Mobility Keynote (which, by the way you can view here...
on Aug 9, 2007
One of our newest community members, Stefan Saftescu, posted this question on our phoneME forum. Java on the iPod and a dozen other multimedia players? Way cool! That's the thing about open source: Innovation and ideas come from all sorts of unexpected places. Roger and I also talk about this briefly in the "What's Cool" section of our latest podcast. So, check out RockBox, get in touch...
on Aug 8, 2007
Hi all! I've downloaded Netbeans IDE 6.0 M10 - M10 is the last milestone for feature development - last weekend to take a new look in the Mobility Pack 6.0 that is coming. The Mobility Pack 6.0 will be now part of the Standard and Full version of Netbeans, you do not need to install it anymore, just if you get the Basic version. Netbeans 6.0 is planned to be available in the end of the year. So,...
on Aug 7, 2007