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I wanted to draw your attention to a lot of good coverage of embedded topics in the last two issues of Java Magazine:

Current Issue (November/December):

  • Theme: Internet of Things – Java is Everywhere. Interview with Henrik Stahl, VP  Product Management, Oracle
  • JCP Awards for JSR 360 (CLDC 8) as “Most Significant JSR” and JSR 360 Spec Lead Michael Lagally as “Outstanding Spec Lead”
  • JCP Executive Series: Freescale’s Maulin Patel and The Java Advantage for IoT
  • Robots Make Factories Smarter
  • Code Java on the Raspberry Pi
  • A Smart-Home Platform for the Mass Market
  • The Device I/O API

Previous Issue (September/October):

  • Duke’s Choice Award for Perrone Robotics and their driverless cars and PiDome Home Automation and Internet of Things platform
  • The Maker Movement Evolves
  • Winners of the IoT Developer Challenge
  • Introducing Roboburgh
  • JCP Executive Series: ARM’s Zach Shelby and The Rise of the Machines
  • Fun and Games with Greenfoot and Kinect
  • Getting Started with Home Automation
To view and subscribe, see here.
 
Cheers,
— Terrence

ProSyst logo

Update:

Last week at JavaOne, ProSyst announced a Scalable Device Management Solution System for Java ME devices, see here for the press release.

Using the ProSyst mPRM backend and cloud remote device management solution allows customers to remotely monitor and manage gateways and end devices, based on both Java SE and Java ME, from a single management domain using a range of device management operations and protocols.

mPRM has been shown to scale to more than 4,000,000 online devices in simulated operations on Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud systems, and is in commercial use at a number of large service providers.

Another good reason to consider Java Embedded for your next IoT solution.

Cheers,

— Terrence

Newsflash 757208

About 18 months ago we embarked on an ambitious journey to deliver a major update of the Java ME platform standard by filing JSR 360 (CLDC 8) and JSR 361 (MEEP 8) in the JCP (“JSR 360 and JSR 361: A Big Leap for Java ME 8”).

Both JSR 360 and JSR 361 were unanimously approved this week, with 25 YES votes each. Java ME 8 is now a reality, bringing the power of Java 8 to small embedded. Stay tuned for more announcements soon. 

In the meantime, for be sure to check out my webcast “Introduction to Java ME 8” or the ”Java ME 8 Deep Dive” presentation.

Cheers,

– Terrence

A host of new content was released with the recent Java 8 launch and the YouTube Java channel features a number of interesting videos and interviews. For example:

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“Building Block for the Internet of Things”, Nandini Ramani, VP of Java Product Development, Oracle

Get a new perspective on how enterprises may generate value from IoT and what it takes to make IoT work. Learn about key building blocks for IoT solutions. Get an overview of how Oracle’s products, including Java, enable end-to-end IoT deployments.

 

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“Turning Devices into a Value-Generating Application Platform with Java”, Axel Hansmann, VP Strategy and Marketing Communication M2M, Gemalto 

Learn about Gemalto’s vision for the future of IoT, strategy using Java, and adoption plans for Java ME 8. Find out more about Gemalto’s technologies and how they are used, from quick IoT/M2M prototyping to full-scale enterprise solutions.

I’ll be pointing out more interesting videos and content over the next couple of weeks.

Cheers,

— Terrence

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The first instance of the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Develop Java Embedded Applications Using a Raspberry Pi” is currently underway. 

The response has been overwhelming and we had to cut off registrations and put people on the wait list. So we are now announcing a repeat of the course starting May 19th, 2014 to give all of you who missed it the first time around another opportunity. Enroll now before space runs out again. It’s still FREE.

Cheers,

— Terrence

Newsflash 757208

Here is the next Java ME 8 Developer Drop, b58. As before, this is provided “as is”, with no guarantees of stability or functionality. 

To access, go to the EA #2 downloads page and look for “latest developer build”:

 Questions/feedback? Java ME Embedded OTN forum or java-me-embedded-feedback_ww_grp@oracle.com

Cheers,

— Terrence

Java mag 8

The current March/April issue of Java Magazine is chock-full with embedded content:

… along with lots of other great Java content, especially related to this week’s launch of Java 8.

PS: For more info on the beer-brewing use case, see the screencast “Developing Modular, Service-enabled Applications: Java ME 8” (ghere and scroll down to see the screencast under the “Java ME 8” section).

Java Magazine is free, but requires registration. Enjoy!

Cheers,

— Terrence

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Java 8 is officially launching today! 

Along with todays live launch event there will be lots of new information available such as a set of brand-new screencasts:

Java ME 8 is a key part of the Java 8 launch and will be available soon. Until then, there’s plenty to get started – for example, the Java ME 8 Early Access. Or check out the new Java ME 8 screencasts:

  • Be an Embedded Developer in Minutes using Java ME 8
  • JSR 360 – CLDC 8: Benefits of an Optimized Implementation
  • JSR 360 – CLDC 8: Java Platform for IoT
  • JSR 360 – CLDC 8: Generic Networking APIs
  • Unified Development Experience for Java ME 8 and Java SE 8
  • Accessing H/W Devices using Java ME 8 Device I/O API
  • Java ME 8: Top 10 Features
  • Java ME 8: Tackling the Challenges of Embedded Software Design
  • JSR 361 – MEEP 8: A New Java Profile for the Embedded World
  • Developing Modular, Service-Enabled Applications with Java ME 8

Lots to learn. Exciting times.

Cheers,

— Terrence 

Newsflash 757208

Update 3/20/2014: Added notes for b54 drop.

As announced 2 weeks ago, we have started semi-regular developer drops of Java ME 8.

Developer Drop b54 was just pushed out today. As before, this is provided “as is”, with no guarantees of stability or functionality. 

To access, go to the EA #2 downloads page and look for “latest developer build”:

Note: It is recommended to use the NetBeans 8 RC1 or NetBeans 8 GA “All” bundle together with the latest Java ME SDK 8 developer build.

 

Change of Device Access API in the b54:

  • The Device Access API name and namespace has been changed to Device I/O (DIO) in preparation for the Java ME 8 final release. This requires that you update the package imports in your application. The latest DIO documentation can be found here.

Notes on changes for the Qualcomm IoE platform in b54:

  • The previously separate Netsetup BrewMP application has been removed and the functionality has been integrated into the Java runtime. Network setup for WiFi/3G is now done as part of the Java runtime initialization.
  • A new BrewMP application called reboot_java has been added. It is optional and can be used to trigger a soft reboot (Java reboot without board reboot).
  • Network setup, AccessPoint API, and Cellular API functionality has been improved/made more complete. 

Questions/feedback? Java ME Embedded OTN forum or java-me-embedded-feedback_ww_grp@oracle.com

Cheers,

— Terrence

MOOC video

The free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Develop Java ME 8 Embedded Applications with Raspberry Pi” will kick off March 31 (original announcement here)

Space is filling up fast (we’re capping registration numbers to allow for good student/instructor ratio). This is going to be a very cool course, and the MOOC team just released a new video describing the outline and the goals.

Check it out. And then enroll

Cheers,

— Terrence

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