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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Nokia world 2011 for a Nokia MeeGo developer

Now I am on my flight to London and wondering if Nokia World 2011 will give me and others Meego fans any good news at all or will this conference only be about wp7?

This year I am not pleased with this Nokia World & what I will get as a developer, I think it was a bad decision not also have a Nokia developer summit together with Nokia World like last year. Nokia also promise Nokia Launchpad members a free Nokia Developer Summit this year but no they change it to a only Nokia World event, this really bad I think!

I really would like to see a new cool "linux device" or at least get Nokia's plan about the future about MeeGo/Qt? Otherwise nokia would leave the non-wp7 crowd in the cold!

It not enough to say "Qt is a strategic investment for us, today and in the future" Marco Argenti, Nokia. #QtDD11 keynote. I would like to hear a lot more....

I have also plan to decide after Nokia World if I will go for Android & drop MeeGo/Harmattan or go for both. I can say I would like to hear any good news from Nokia about the future for non-wp7 developers like me.

The strategic decision by Nokia to nearly kill Symbian and MeeGo before they have something to show us was not so very clever I think, nearly very stupid!

I also think that one good thing for Nokia with Symbian and Meego is that Nokia control it completely like Apple do with IOS, control both hardware and software will be very important in the future I believe. Why throw away that benefit?
Without own platform for next generation devices I don't see any chance for Nokia to survive. Nokia need MeeGo and Symbian I believe!! I hope they change the strategic decision very soon, why not to day? so Nokia go for MeeGo also.... I believe is more right decision for the future!

Now I am in London very soon, landing in 10 minutes. Now I am getting ready for Nokia World tomorrow. I really hope for good news tomorrow, that is true because I am still a Nokia fan as you perhaps know?

Now it is morning and I haven't been able to post this blog post yet, but now I have arrive to Nokia World 2011 and keynote will start about 20 minutes, I hope for good MeeGo news!!

Saturday, October 08, 2011

JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2011; Recap JavaSE/JavaME/JavaEE

I thought I ought to sum up this year’s JavaOne2011 conference. It has been an intense week as always. This was the 10th time I’ve gone to JavaOne.

What could you say about this conference?
I am glad I really went on this year JavaOne, it was a much better JavaOne conference compared with the last year conference. :-)

This year it was not so much about JavaME, I think/I hope Oracle will take care of that during next year. Oracle announces plans to evolve the Java ME Platform and align Java ME with Java SE 7. I look very interesting but....all political things have to sort up first with all other companies involved in JavaME. But I believe Oracle are able to fix it!!

Some of the hot topics at this JavaOne:
- A JavaFX 2.0 & also a preview for Mac OS X available
- A JDK 7 for Mac OS X Developer Preview is now available, with full developer and consumer releases planned for 2012.
- NetBeans 7.1 Beta is now available, with JavaFX 2.0 support
- JavaSDK 7 and the planned version 8 (2013).
- JavaME and Nokia S40, I went to a session about this topic and it was very interesting to learn more about it. I plan to go to (26/10-27/10) Nokia World 2011 and hope to get more information from Nokia about JavaME, Qt & MeeGo

Conclusions:
- I am very excited about Java FX 2.0 & JavaSE7, I plan to learn more about it.
- I was very very nice with the Mac OS X support for JDK 7 and JavaFX
- I hope Oracle will be able to bringing Java ME back to the mainstream platform again, perhaps next year.
- Oracle is committed to JavaME and but must now starting handling the unhealthy business mess in JavaME to be able to take JavaME forward.

Read more:
- JavaOne 2011: First Wrap-Up (Terrence Barr)