Java ME What's New


Java ME What's New



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December
 
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.
 
Sun Microsystems Developer Playground
Join Dana Nourie December 18th, Tues 9 AM PST and 7 PM PST, in Second Life at the Sun Microsystems Developer Playground to discover how easy it is to learn the Java platform through web programming. Watch a demo and have your questions answered.
 
November
 
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.
 
Mobile Service Architecture (MSA) Technologies
You can now more easily look up MIDP, CLDC, JTWI, and their accompanying JSRs using the MSA interactive image. Click on, say, JSR 205: Wireless Messaging to view a page summarizing its packages, system properties, and relevant technical articles.
 
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.
 
October
 
First JavaFX Script Book Now Available
This month, Apress publishes JavaFX Script: Dynamic Java Scripting for Rich Internet/Client-side Applications by James L. Weaver. This book is aimed at content developers and application developers who create rich internet applications.
 
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.
 
Call For Papers: Mobile & Embedded Conference
The Mobile & Embedded Community announces a call for papers, deadline October 31, 2007, for the Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days conference, January 22-24, 2008, Santa Clara.
 
Consumerizing Java on the Desktop
Read Danny Coward's blog on the early access version of an major update to the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on Windows platforms, specifically focusing on features of the JRE needed by consumer content.
 
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.
 
September
 
NetBeans, Google Web Toolkit, jMaki, and Mobility
SDN staff writer Dana Nourie blogs about all these and the Mobile Complete direct-to-device service, from the Sun Tech Days event in Rome, Italy.
 
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.
 
Using Java ME to Program Mobile Phones
Sun's Jonathan Knudsen leads a Java ME tutorial on how to create an app, build a user interface, and connect to the internet. Check out the OOPSLA conference, Montreal, Canada, October 21-25.
 
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.
 
August
 
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.
 
July
 
Learning JavaFX Script, Part 1: An Introduction to JavaFX Script for Java Programmers
JavaFX Script is a highly productive scripting language that enables content developers to create rich media and content for deployment on Java environments. This article, aimed at traditional Java developers, is a brief but thorough introduction to Sun's exciting new technology.
 
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).
 
June
 
New Podcast: A Swarm of Cheap Robots on Mars (Or Wherever You Need Them)
Bruce Boyes of Systronix describes TrackBot, a small robotic device with built-in sensor modules. Add a SunSPOT device to TrackBot, and the result is a powerful but affordable strategy for large-scale deployments in swarms and collaborative robotic behavior.
 
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.
 
May
 
Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5.1 for CLDC is now available. Support for Linux, bug fixes, and application signing with hardware certificates have been added to this version.
 
Java Mobile Application Video Contest Winners
Java Developers clearly have a lot to say about their favorite Java Mobile Applications and they've done so in some pretty creative ways. Check out the prize winning videos.
 
March
 
Java ME Platform Components
These podcasts demonstrate how to
build dynamic rich applications with SVG with no code changes
 
February
 
What's New in Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC Briefly describes the API support added to Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC since the last official release (Wireless Toolkit 2.2).
 
Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC is now available. We have even more demo applications, and new skins on top of the numerous supported Java ME platform APIs.
 
January
 
Java Mobile Application Video Contest
Get Creative. Get Noticed. Create a video about your favorite Java Mobile Application and get showcased at JavaOne.
 
Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC final release is now available! We have even more demo applications, and new skins on top of the numerous supported Java ME platform APIs.
 
Sun is now accepting nominations for the fifth edition of the popular Duke's Choice Awards.
Winners are recognized at the 2007 JavaOne Conference. The deadline to submit your entries is March 15.
 
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.