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Check out the latest Java Spotlight Podcast number 138:

An interview with Paul Perrone, found/CEO of Perrone Robotics, on the MAX robotics and automation platform and Life Saving Embedded Java.


— Terrence

M2m webinar

Oracle and Beecham have recently conducted a market survey on use of Connected Devices for M2M & Internet of Things (IoT) applications and new trends.

On June 27, 9 am ET the first session in this webinar series addresses intelligence in connected devices. Join Peter Utzschneider from Oracle and Robin Duke-Woolley of Beecham Research as they discuss the findings from this survey and the implications for the M2M & IoT connected devices market:

  • What are the key business drivers of your connected devices program?
  • To what extent do you expect the intelligence required for M2M & IoT applications to change?
  • Would these changes occur at the network edge, at the data center, or both?
  • What are the impacts of these changes on ISV’s and device manufacturers?
  • What are the opportunities for other M2M & IoT players?

To attend, please register for free or click on the image.


— Terrence

Henrik stahl

Is Android a good choice for building an embedded product? Be sure to consider all the facts … In this PartnerCast video, Henrik Stahl answers an attendee question and shares some very valuable insight (skip to the 7:55 time mark in the video).


Android is a smartphone operating system with a non-standard Linux base and Android APIs on top, designed for specialized devices with a 2- to 3-year life cycle. Android is not standards-based, has no public roadmap, no predictable lifecycle, and no 3rd party support.

Building and maintaining an embedded product that is in the market for 5 to 20 years based on Android is a very risky proposition.

Java, by comparison, is a standards-based platform with an open roadmap, a transparent community process, and a large ecosystem of 3rd party providers, partners, and developers. Oracle’s Java products cover a wide range of platforms, from very small and resource constrained to large and powerful systems, and come with long-term support.


— Terrence

Qualcomm orion

A while back, Qualcomm announced development platforms for the “Internet of Everything” (IoE) based on Oracle Java ME Embedded.

Now these boards are on pre-order and the package includes a data plan (12 months at 50 MB / month).

An excellent way to get started with IoE development …

— Terrence


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Just a quick reminder to participate in the upcoming Java Virtual Developer Day tomorrow or June 25th. More information on my previous post.


— Terrence

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Oracle Partner Network (OPN) has released three new video interviews focusing on Oracle’s products and partners in the embedded space:

1. Oracle Device to Data Center Platform

Ed Zou from Oracle introduces Oracle’s Device to Data Center platform, which is an common end-to-end development and deployment platform to address the challenges of building solutions for the M2M space.

2. Oracle Java Embedded Updates

Henrik Stahl from Oracle gives an update on new and updated Oracle products for the embedded space, including Java Embedded Suite, Java ME Embedded, and Oracle Event Processing for Embedded.

3. Partner Benefits of Java

Hillary Tomasson from Eurotech talks about cool and challenging M2M use cases and shares some insight on the benefits of working with Oracle, Oracle partners, and Java-based technologies for embedded solutions.


To view, please click on the image above and select the PartnerCast of May 8th, 2013.


— Terrence

Newsflash 757208

What’s New?

We’ve gotten excellent feedback on these releases and have found and fixed a couple of bugs and glitches and made usability enhancements. In keeping with the rapid evolution of the technology, we are today making available a set of refreshed bits:

  1. Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3.1 EA for ARM Cortex-M3/M4
  2. Updated Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3 EA for Raspberry Pi
  3. Updated Oracle Java ME SDK 3.3 EA and updated plugins for NetBeans and Eclipse

We have also expanded the documentation that comes with these releases as well as updated the embedded sample code that is available with the Java ME SDK 3.3 EA.

Developer should start using these updated releases right away to benefit from the improvements.

Important Notes For Installation:

  • You should update all versions together. The integration between the runtimes (1 and 2) and the tools (3) will work best if all are updated at the same time. So please uninstall previous versions of Java ME SDK 3.3 EA (via Windows “remove software”) and the NetBeans and Eclipse plugins (via plugin management) and then install the updated versions.
  • When installing the updated NetBeans plugins, you should use the manual installation method as described in the chapter 2-4 of the “Getting Started Guide for the Windows Platform”. The reason is that the NetBeans update center still contains the plugin versions of Java ME SDK 3.2 GA release (not 3.3 EA).

Getting Started:

Be sure to check out the improved and expanded “Getting Started Guides” and “Release Notes” for the platform you plan to use. Refer to the OTN Java Embedded Documentation Tab and expand on the section “Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.3 Release” (see screen shot).

3 3docs

It’s best to start with the Windows (via Java ME SDK) “Getting Started Guide for the Windows Platform”, which explains how to install the Java ME SDK and configure NetBeans and Eclipse.

To access the refreshed bits for the Oracle Java ME Embedded runtimes and the Java ME SDK, please go to the download page (be sure to refer to the section for the 3.3 releases).

Where to Learn More and Get Help:


— Terrence 

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Sorry for the slow rate of postings lately … been insanely busy working on a number of things related to Java Embedded – stay tuned for more details in the near future.

In the meantime, be sure to register for our upcoming “Virtual Developer Day – Java” in either of two slots:

  • Americas/Canada – Wednesday June 19, 2013
    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT
    • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT
    • 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. BRT
  • EMEA/Africa/Middle East – Tuesday June 25th, 2013
    • 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. BST / 10:00:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.CEST
    • 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. IST / 12:00:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. MSK
    • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Corresponding UTC (GMT)

The Virtual Developer Day is a great way to learn about the latest features, platforms, and tools in Java EE, Java SE, and Java Embedded. Watch tutorial and webinars, and engage in live chat sessions with our technical experts standing by to answer (I will be participating in the Java Embedded track).

Find all information and the agenda here. Registration is required, but free


— Terrence

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