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Vikram Goyal

Vikram Goyal is the author of Pro Java ME MMAPI, published by Apress. This book explains how to add audio, video and other multimedia capabilities to a Java enabled phone. Vikram is also the author of the Jakarta Commons Online Bookshelf. In his spare time, Vikram helps manage a free craft projects website. Vikram hopes to start his own mobile industry initiative soon. You can contact him at


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What bugs you about J2ME?

Posted by gvix on November 7, 2005 at 3:42 AM PST

In a post from couple of days back, I blogged about the massive market that Nokia has announced for J2ME applications. The comments on that post are mostly pessimistic. Most developers are unhappy with the state of J2ME, with anger directed towards Operators, Manufacturers and Sun equally.

Handy tool for Mobile Device Information

Posted by gvix on November 6, 2005 at 3:00 AM PST

Any J2ME developer knows that the promise of write once and run anywhere, like the J2SE promise, is based on marketing genius and little, if any, factual grounds in reality.

I want a piece of the pie

Posted by gvix on November 3, 2005 at 6:00 PM PST

While everybody, and I mean everybody, is talking about the coming death of Java and the demise of Struts, nobody seems to be realizing that their is a new frontier on the Java horizon.

Java ME (or J2ME whatever you prefer).

Ok, so it isn't new and it isn't perfect.

Making it easy for everybody

Posted by gvix on October 20, 2005 at 5:40 PM PDT

Yes, I am confused about which way to go with Java.

I just read this article .

On one hand, the keepers of the Java flame are making the language harder and harder to understand and use (Generics anyone?).

Analyzing mobile tools for Java proposal from Nokia

Posted by gvix on October 3, 2005 at 7:11 PM PDT

Nokia has released a proposal for creating a new project in Eclipse for mobile phone development tools.

Off the XP bandwagon

Posted by gvix on October 2, 2005 at 10:35 PM PDT

For some time now I went on the Agile programming bandwagon convinced that it was the next best thing since sliced bread. After a sustained year of practicing it, I am off the wagon.

Roundup of JCP J2ME activity

Posted by gvix on September 28, 2005 at 5:10 PM PDT

A roundup of activity in the JCP J2ME world.

New API's that have been proposed:
RTSJ version 1.1
This API aims to fill some gaps in the Real Time Specification for Java as far as J2ME is concerned

API's that are in public review:
Mobile Service Architecture for CLDC

New API's that have pa

Nokia joins Eclipse for J2ME development

Posted by gvix on September 28, 2005 at 4:40 PM PDT

Nokia has decided to join the Eclipse project as a board member and a strategic developer, whatever that means.

Sorry, I know what it means. a) it gives Nokia veto power over Eclipse's J2ME environment and b) it allows Nokia to push its own developer tools for J2ME development.

I know that a large percentage of J2ME development is targeted for the Nokia devices.

Live and let code

Posted by gvix on September 22, 2005 at 7:07 PM PDT

Two blog entries have made me come back from work induced blog hibernation. First, Chris bloged about how Coding skills are no longer enough in his daily blog.

Cisco and Nokia together?

Posted by gvix on August 7, 2005 at 10:40 PM PDT

According to ZDNet,
Cisco is to consume Nokia

This, on the same day that Hackers hit Cisco.