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While at JavaOne 2007, I attended a session on how Java ME developers can work with carriers -- with representatives from Spring, Orange, AT&T, and China Mobile. It is clear that service providers are under pressure to offer more compelling mobile applications to their customers. I believe that students will play a key role in driving innovations in the mobile apps space, and I am pleased to...
on Jun 8, 2007
I apologize for not writing in a while. I've been trying to get some real work done (i.e. coding and designing solutions to improve the lives of our customers ... or at least, that's my goal). Anyway, two weeks ago, an interesting comment was added to a previous article I wrote on understanding JIT performance. The comment says ... "Very informative blog!! Is there any information/projection...
on Jun 6, 2007
I have heard the phrase "Mobile is global" in a JavaOne 2007 session video and I have started thinking about it. You can find deep meanings for the word global, but, for me, a good one is crossing cultures! So, have you ever heard about software internationalization (i18n)? Do you know what software localization (l10n) is? Before I try to explain these concepts, just imagine how many countries,...
on Jun 4, 2007
Simon Ritter will present a Sun Spot demonstration during Jazoon'07, including the wonderful Minority Report demo and technical detail on how companies can produce embedded Java application to create innovative solutions. I attended the demonstration of Sun Spot and was quite impressive; so, if your company is looking for the next hype in electronic devices, you should come to check it out...
on Jun 4, 2007
In the previous post I mentioned that the plug-in performs integration of the existing tools with NetBeans IDE. But what does it mean really? The list of supported features includes the following: Create test suite with NetBeans wizard Configure the test suite Add different types of tests to test suite with corresponding NetBeans wizards Bind a test with an application Execute tests Manage test...
on May 31, 2007
An old adage states that it's better one time to see than one hundred times to hear. JavaOne 2007 Conference gave us an opportunity to verify it. We participated in a number of related events and demonstrated there our tools. I'd like to mention here some of these events. Technical Session (TS-5906) - Building a Java ME Test Suite in 15 Minutes JavaOne Pavilion (POD 970) - Test More, Port for...
on May 31, 2007
An update/addition to yesterday's JavaOne 2007 wrap-up post: Starting in 2006 Sun has made most of the JavaOne content available online. For JavaOne 2007 the slides and hands-on labs are now being posted. The multimedia presentations/videos are being added over the next weeks. You can find it all right here, including all 2006 content. Access is free too all, even if you didn't sign up for...
on May 24, 2007
JavaOne is already more than a week behind us but I am still recovering ... being half-way through the first year of open source Java ME this JavaOne was more intense than usual. I was basically engaged from Monday morning (CommunityOne) until Friday afternoon, with sessions, meetings, events & parties from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm every day. Hard work, but lots of fun! By all accounts this seems...
on May 23, 2007
Have you ever heard about Personal Area Networks or simply, PAN? Like the name says, it is a kind of network. The difference off this one is that the communication is established between computers that are close to a Person, usually devices carried by this person (cell phones, PDA's, MP3 players, etc). The original ideia was to make data transmission using the body electric field. Nowadays the...
on May 22, 2007
Fragmentation in Java mobile environment is something well known by developers. It is caused most of because the variety that exists between devices characteristics and its implementations. Trying to help in this way, in middle of 2003, the JTWI (Java Technology for Wireless Industry) was launched, defined by the JSR 185. The objective of JTWI was trying to make things more standardized and...
on May 21, 2007
I attended the "Liberating Java" session at JavaOne by Simon Phipps, Chief Open Source Officer at Sun Microsystems. He spoke highly of the open source concept and how it was Sun's vision right from the start. Isn't Sun the first open source startup? Well, I believe Sun has embraced open standards from the beginning. In 1984 the Network File System (NFS) was made open and free to the industry, and...
on May 17, 2007
Hi, I am new here! As my first post, I would like to talk about something that I love, which is wireless technologies. Because this term is so huge and there are a lot of different types for different kind of situations, let's get focused on a emergent one called Bluetooth. Bluetooth is a low power, low cost and short-range technology that is inteded to replace the cables connecting fixed...
on May 16, 2007
"Look mom, I'm on Java.net ". Yeah, that's my first post and what a better way to introduce myself than telling what I believe for the computers future. I'm not Nostradamus, but also give my shots. But before talk about the future, lets go for a walk in the past. No, not the dinosaurs epoch, a little bit further. The year is 1965 and our character is Gordon Moore, familiar name? Well, basically...
on May 15, 2007
Hi all !! Let´s talk today about witch IDE use to JME development and after, about MIDlet (and MIDlet life-cycle) and User Interface. Part II IDE Until few days ago I used to develop my applications with Eclipse, mainly by your excellent code editor and great re-factor stuff thats made faster the code re usability. But, at last Sun Tech Days I was very surprised with the examples using NetBeans...
on May 15, 2007
This article is about some changes in the ME Framework that were made in response to the feedback that we got from early adopters and are available in the third development release of ME Framework 1.2 that Mikhail just announced. It is targeted to people who use (or plan to use) ME Framework or JT harness or work in the area of Java ME testing. Foreword Before the open source release, we were...
on May 14, 2007
Think about tomorrow’s computer and what is the first picture that comes to your mind ? A faster computer ? A smaller computer ? A little device talking to you because you asked where is the next theather ? Well, I think tomorrow’s computer is NOTHING. We’re not going to have any computer at all, because software will be everywhere and you won’t notice. Maybe part of your clothing, your...
on May 10, 2007
This morning I attended the Java TV Track kickoff session. There were representatives from Sun, CableLabs, Time Warner, and Sony. They talked about the OpenCable initiative, one of its drivers is to encourage set-top supplier diversity – similar to the PC industry. OCAP is the Open Cable Application Platform, which is based on Java. An SDK is available for developers interested in developing...
on May 10, 2007
If you’re a mobile developer like I am, you will spend hours looking for the right tools, gathering information from books, magazines and articles all over the internet and after a few days, you will be delighted about your new mobile application. But developing the mobile application itself it’s not enough: You want to show to your friends (or customers) what your application can do and play...
on May 9, 2007
I'm pleased to announce that the final release of phoneME Feature MR2 is now available, just in time for JavaOne. For the full announcement, links to the downloads, and further information, please see: https://phoneme.dev.java.net/servlets/NewsItemView?newsItemID=4966 As usual, there is a tremendous amount of activity in the mobility space at JavaOne. Naturally there is a lot of buzz about JavaFX...
on May 9, 2007
This afternoon I attended the general session on Mobility and Devices by Laurie Tolson, Vice President of Client Software Group at Sun. She started her presentation by discussing how Java is everywhere: desktops, enterprise servers, devices, Blu-ray, 3 billion smart cards, etc. She said this is a great time to be a Java developer. :-) Jason Ling of MySpace, which is the largest social network in...
on May 8, 2007