Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thanks!!, for stream the entire Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days live

I think it is great to be able to live view the The Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days!
There are a lots of interesting sessions !!
It will be a long night (we in Sweden are 9 hours before)!

Of course, the best way to take part is to attend the conference in person, but for me this a good solution (I don't have to travel from Sweden for only two days, it is a long journey), I think it is really cool to view it live!

Thanks for stream the entire Java Mobile & Embedded Developer Days live !

They started to publish the videos online, look here.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Changes have to happen in JavaME area

I read a VERY GOOD BLOG called Possibly the last MIDP specification, you will ever review. The writer Gorkem Ercan gave us the information that the public review for the JSR 271(MIDP 3 ) has started and what he thought about the future for Java in mobile devices.

I totally agree with Gorkem Ercan about that we in the mobility area have some problems with the JCP process, as it works today.

Sorry, I don't get excited about that JSR 271, (MIDP 3) is now in public review or that JSR 232 has published (some days ago) an updated Final Maintenance Release. This because it usually takes years before we have new devices with support for a new JSR.

But I think there are many good things in JavaME area:
  • We have a Java standard in mobility area, JavaME/CLDC1.1/MIDP2.0
  • There are a lot of devices with support for JavaME/CLDC1.1/MIDP2.0
  • JavaME is OpenSource
  • The PhoneME project, an excellent piece of work is done in that project.
  • The eRCP project is also VERY GOOD for us!
I think this is not so good:
  • The JCP process is very very slow and not open for everyone. Then when a JSR is finished, it take a very long time when we actually have devices that support it and the worse thing is that sometimes no support comes at all (like AGUI).
  • For me as a JavaME developer/architect, it is not easy to understand the future for JavaME and I also don't think it help if you join the JCP (I have join JCP) to get a better understanding about it.
  • There are no devices with support for JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1.
  • There are delays for JSR 249: Mobile Service Architecture 2, based on JavaME/CDC1.1/FP1.1 and no public information from JCP about this delay. I can't understand why JCP don't update the schedule for each JSR.
But I think it is always nice with competition so I am positive that we now also have eRCP and soon the Google Android. I think this will help us in the future to get better Java support i mobile devices!!

I think something has to happen now in the JavaME JCP process!!
I don't think it is ok to release a JSR some years later and with no information about delays during the process, JavaME is OpenSource but it is NOT OPEN!

But don't understand me wrong, I am very pleased we have the JCP process in Java, I believe we need Java standards. But innovation I would like to see it in a more rapid way and done open to anyone.

I plan to go to next JavaOne, but I will be very disappointed if I can't find sessions about all kind of Java in Mobility area like: Android, eRCP...

Sunday, January 13, 2008

offline blogger client called Maemo blogger

I have now found a offline blogger client called Maemo blogger for N810.
I read about here

This is what I did to get it working:
1. Install python 2.5 runtime
2. Install gdata-python
3. install maemo-blogger

It works very well!
This it the very first post with it from my Nokia N810!!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Today I am happy, my Nokia N810 has arrived!

Yesterday I got my Nokia N810.
I am really impressed about it, it was better than I thought!
I think the keyboard is really great, it will help me a lot in my work!
The skype support is also very good, very very good voice quality.

I have used it on meeting during the entire day and it works very well, no more notes on paper.
It was also very nice sitting on the bus on my way home from my work and writing this, saves a lot of time.

At next JavaOne I will also be able to leave my laptop at home and only bring my mobile phone and my Nokia n810.

I think this is the future! People will work more from different small devices and always be connected to internet.

It was also very easy to install and update new program and OS on it. Yesterday I first installed the first official update of OS2008 for Nokia N810 (version 2.2007.50-2)
It was very easy to do with the Nokia Internet Tablet Software Update Wizard

I have also installed more memory (more is better), I have bought me a 8GB SanDisk microSDHC and put it in a micro-to-miniSDHC adapter.

As I am JavaME developer I plan to install JavaME on it.
I plan to add support for phoneME Advanced, it look like it will be possible, look here.

I have asked about the status of the port of JavaME for Nokia N810 in the phoneME Advanced forum, look here.