Sprint Wireless Toolkit 3.2 Released Sprint/Nextel has a strong history of Java ME-based innovation in mobile technology. The new Sprint Wireless Toolkit 3.2 with MSA support is now available from Sprint.
Ultra-low Bandwidth Communication Bruce Hopkins explores how to use Java ME and Sun SPOT technology to create a low-bandwidth wireless system to read sensor data. He provides two fully functioning applications.
Survey of Java ME Today (Update) C. Enrique Ortiz updates his article explaining today's Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME), including background information and terminology definitions.
CLDC 1.1.1 Released The Connected Limited Device Configuration 1.1.1 specification release is available, accompanied by a corresponding TCK and reference implementation.
Kicking Butt with MIDP and MSA This guide to MIDP application programming and the Mobile Service Architecture (MSA) for CLDC (JSR 248) specification includes practical examples and straightforward explanations on everything from user interface, 3D graphics, and SVG through HTTP networking, Bluetooth, and internationalization.
Frankfurt Mobility Day Learn techniques in developing, testing, optimizing, and deploying mobile content based on Java technology to wireless handsets, PDAs, telematics, TV, set-top boxes, or smart cards. December 3, 2007, Frankfurt, Germany.
Java Technology and Game Development Shanghai, China Sun Technology Evangelist Chuk Munn-Lee talks to SDN reporter Carla King about Java technology and game development: using Java EE as a game server for multi-user games, JXTA as a game platform, and such open-source projects as the Grizzly platform, the Shoal framework, and Comet.
Project Darkstar's New World of Online Games: A Conversation With Jeff Kesselman By radically simplifying online game development and enabling games to scale to tens of thousands of players without a glitch, Sun's Project Darkstar -- with a preliminary release now freely available for download under open-source licensing -- is changing the rules of the game business. A Java ME API is in the works.
Being Mobile in China In 1997, SDN managing editor Carla King took her Mac to northern China on a Chinese motorcycle, sending dispatches to an adventure travel website. She's back in China for a new adventure: Sun Tech Days, Oct. 23-24, Shanghai, and Nov. 1-3, Beijing.
Sentilla's Java-Technology Based Pervasive Computing Extending Java ME to the physical world, Sentilla enables Java software developers to interact with the world using low power microcontrollers, sensors, actuators, and wireless mesh networking.
Montavista Vision 2007 Conference Visit the Sun Microsystems booth at the Montavista Vision 2007 Conference, October 9-10, in Santa Clara, CA . Sun is showcasing the many Java technologies empowering mobile and embedded devices.
Java Scripting Session at Sun Tech Days SDN staff writer Ed Ort is in Milan, Italy, covering the Sun Tech Days there. On Thursday, he'll blog about Inyoung Cho's session on Java Scripting with JavaFX Script and JRuby.
MySpace Launching Ad-based Service News Corporation, MySpace.com's parent company, announced today that it will launch a free, advertising-supported mobile-phone version of MySpace, reports the Associated Press. Check for updates at Yahoo.com, The Los Angeles Times, and other news sources.
Those NetBeans Mobility Pack Folks The NetBeans engineering group in Prague had to move to bigger offices recently, and Lukas Hasik blogs about why that arcade-game image Pac-Man showed up.
Filthy Rich Clients Now Available This new book by Chet Haase and Romain Guy is now available. It covers fundamentals of Swing, Java 2D, and animation programming. Code snippets include over 80 related demos and utility libraries hosted on the book's website. Buy now.
Experts Answer MSA Questions Read what Java ME experts have to say about the Symbian OS and the Location API, fragmentation, MSA Advanced and smartphones, and other questions.
JavaFX and Advanced Mobile Devices JavaFX Mobile Product Line Manager Jacob Lehrbaum joins Hal Stern, VP of Global Systems Engineering, on this podcast to discuss JavaFX technology strategy for advanced converging mobile devices and what's available for developers today.
New cq3G Project The Mobile and Embedded Community's cq3G project is a suite of 48 tests based on 24 Test Cases for GSMNA Test Specifications for Java ME (rev. 1.0.3). The tests are based on the Java requirements of the Global System for Mobile Communications North America (GSMNA)-3G Americas (3GA).
Technometria: What's New in Java This interview with Sun senior staff engineer Chet Haase covers various topics in the Desktop Java space--from the Consumer JRE to media support to applets to JavaFX Script--and his upcoming book.
SOA Without SOAP: The Java ME Perspective In Part 3 of his SOA series, Eric Giguere explores how to do SOA when the target device does not support Web Services (JSR 172). Dig in to learn what your options are.
Implementing a Local Cache to Manage Resources Walk through the design and implementation of an image cache for MIDP that helps MIDP applications minimize their size. It allows applications to update resources (in this example, images) while in the field.
Network Operators and Carriers A handy list of URLs to network operators and carriers offering Java technology-enabled handsets worldwide, including the 3 global operators Hutchison 3G, T-Mobile, and Vodafone.
Java ME Technology Day World Tour An exciting new FREE in-depth technical session event for developers. Registered attendees will have the opportunity to interact with experienced Java ME engineers and learn more about future Java ME technologies.