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Just a quick note from JavaOne … excellent response to Oracle’s embedded Java announcements and strategy. Our DEMOGround booth is always busy – people want to learn more about Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2, see it in action. Today’s keynote for the Java Embedded @ JavaOne sub conference was excellent – full house, great line up of partners and content.

Haven’t had time to blog, but been tweeting about the latest news around embedded Java – be sure to monitor @terrencebarr. And check my last blog for embedded Java highlights.

Oh, and check this latest summary on “Huge Opportunity in Small Things”


— Terrence

Javaone embedded combined

It’s here. Tomorrow (Sunday), JavaOne kicks off. Followed on Wednesday by Java Embedded @ JavaOne.

As I mentioned in my previous post, 2012 sees a big focus on embedded Java topics leading up to the show as well as throughout the conference. Last week was the announcement of two new embedded products: Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 and Java Embedded Server 7.0 (a blog post on this coming soon). And this week follows up with a host of keynotes, sessions, tutorials, booths, demos, and other content at JavaOne and Java Embedded @ JavaOne.

Just in time, I’d like to share my (totally subjective) list of this week’s “Embedded Highlights”, sorted by conference and by day. Here it goes:

JavaOne, Sunday

  • KEY10728 – Java Strategy Keynote 
  • KEY10744 – JavaOne Technical Keynote

JavaOne, Monday

  • CON6703 – ARM: Eight Billion Served—“Want That Java Superoptimized?”
  • CON11238 – Java Robots and Automation with MAX
  • CON5943 – Java ME 7 Service Platform
  • TUT10155 – Getting up to Speed on Oracle Java SE Embedded Performance: Tuning Tips and Tricks
  • CON4247 – CLDC7: The Java Platform for Feature Phones and Low-Footprint Embedded Devices
  • TUT6305 – Hands-On M2M
  • BOF6816 – A Java-Powered FIRST Robot

JavaOne, Tuesday

  • CON6335 – Rapid Robot Programming
  • CON5804 – A New Platform for Ubiquitous Computing: Oracle Java ME Embedded
  • CON11300 – Expanding the Reach of the Java ME Platform
  • CON4058 – Java-Enabled Wireless Modules: The Central Hub for Next-Generation M2M Applications
  • CON7110 – Developing Java Mobile and Embedded Applications with Java ME SDK 3.2
  • CON4570 – Oracle Java Wireless Client: Optimized Java ME 7 Runtime
  • CON12988 – OSGI Resource and Remote Lifecycle Management for M2M and the Device Cloud
  • CON6094 – JavaFX on Smart Embedded Devices
  • BOF4227 – Building Smart Java Applications with Neural Networks, Using the Neuroph Framework
  • BOF7304 – Using Your Old Java ME Device to Build Cool New Hacking Projects
  • BOF4298 – Small Embedded Java Platform for Robots
  • CON5352 – Building JavaFX Interfaces with the Real World

JavaOne, Wednesday

  • CON7212 – Java for Embedded Systems: Multicore and More
  • CON11385 – What Users Really Want from M2M Solutions: Findings of a Worldwide M2M User Survey
  • CON5348 – Do You Like Coffee with Your Dessert? Java and the Raspberry Pi
  • CON3984 – A Profile for an Embedded World with Increasing Demands
  • CON3400 – Kinect Open Source Programming Secrets: Hacking with OpenNI, NITE, and Java
  • CON6590 – Easy Middleware for Your Embedded Device

JavaOne, Thursday

  • CON8081 – A World of Possibilities with Java ME + Bluetooth + Arduino 
  • CON4666 – How to Connect Java Embedded to Cloud Computing 
  • CON11225 – Closing the IT Loop: Best Practices with Java Embedded in the Real World 
  • CON11335 – Developing Embedded and Cloud Java Apps for Routers, Gateways, and Storage Devices

Java Embedded @ JavaOne, Wednesday

  • KEY11523 – Java Embedded: Market Strategy with Judson Althoff
  • CON11210 – Modernizing the Explosion of Advanced Microcontrollers with Embedded Java
  • CON11211 – Standardized Embedded mHealth: The Power of Java and the Continua Ecosystem
  • CON11156 – Benefits of Java M2M Modules to the Ecosystem
  • CON13583 – Internet of Everything: From Connected Objects to a Smart Connected World
  • CON11235 – Bring Your Device to the Cloud: Why Mobile Networks Are Different
  • CON11236 – The Coming M2M Revolution: Critical Issues for End-to-End Software and Systems

Java Embedded @ JavaOne, Thursday

  • KEY11525 – Java Embedded: Product Strategy with Hasan Rizvi 
  • CON11386 – Emerging Technologies in Manufacturing and Industrial Automation 
  • CON11388 – M2M: Tackling the Next Data Deluge 
  • CON11207 – Java and M2M Services for Business Transformation 
  • CON11208 – Gaining Market Advantage via Simplification and Differentiation with Java

Enough content? I thought so 😉 And, not to forget, be sure to check out the DemoGrounds at JavaOne – lots of cool demos, geek toys, and more. And hang out at the OTN Lounge while you’re there.

Hope you have a great show. See you around!


— Terrence


Java IoT

Updates (Oct 3, 2012):

  • Cinterion announce the launch of their latest M2M solution, based on Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2
  • Qualcomm Technologies and Oracle announce their collaboration on M2M platforms, based on Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2

The Internet of Things (IoT) is coming. And, with todays launch of the Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 product, Java is going to play an even greater role in it.

Java in the Internet of Things

By all accounts, intelligent embedded devices are penetrating the world around us – driving industrial processes, monitoring environmental conditions, providing better health care, analyzing and processing data, and much more. And these devices are becoming increasingly connected, adding another dimension of utility. Welcome to the Internet of Things.

As I blogged yesterday, this is a huge opportunity for the Java technology and ecosystem. To enable and utilize these billions of devices effectively you need a programming model, tools, and protocols which provide a feature-rich, consistent, scalable, manageable, and interoperable platform. 

Java technology is ideally suited to address these technical and business problems, enabling you eliminate many of the typical challenges in designing embedded solutions. By using Java you can focus on building smarter, more valuable embedded solutions faster. To wit, Java technology is already powering around 10 billion devices worldwide.

Delivering on this vision and accelerating the growth of embedded Java solutions, Oracle is today announcing a brand-new product: Oracle Java Micro Edition (ME) Embedded 3.2, accompanied by an update release of the Java ME Software Development Kit (SDK) to version 3.2.

What is Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2?

Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 is a complete Java runtime client, optimized for ARM architecture connected microcontrollers and other resource-constrained systems. The product provides dedicated embedded functionality and is targeted for low-power, limited memory devices requiring support for a range of network services and I/O interfaces. 

What features and APIs are provided by Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2?

Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 is a Java ME runtime based on CLDC 1.1 (JSR-139) and IMP-NG (JSR-228). The runtime and virtual machine (VM) are highly optimized for embedded use. Also included in the product are the following optional JSRs and Oracle APIs:

ME E Overview

  • File I/O API’s (JSR-75) 
  • Wireless Messaging API’s (JSR-120)
  • Web Services (JSR-172)
  • Security and Trust Services subset (JSR-177)
  • Location API’s (JSR-179)
  • XML API’s (JSR-280) 
  • Device Access API
  • Application Management System (AMS) API
  • AccessPoint API
  • Logging API

Additional embedded features are:

  • Remote application management system
  • Support for continuous 24×7 operation
  • Application monitoring, auto-start, and system recovery
  • Application access to peripheral interfaces such as GPIO, I2C, SPIO, memory mapped I/O
  • Application level logging framework, including option for remote logging
  • Headless on-device debugging – source level Java application debugging over IP Connection
  • Remote configuration of the Java VM

What type of platforms are targeted by Oracle Java ME 3.2 Embedded?

The product is designed for embedded, always-on, resource-constrained, headless (no graphics/no UI), connected (wired or wireless) devices with a variety of peripheral I/O. 

The high-level system requirements are as follows:

  • System based on ARM architecture SOCs
  • Memory footprint (approximate)
    • from 130 KB RAM/350KB ROM (for a minimal, customized configuration)
    • to 700 KB RAM/1500 KB ROM (for the full, standard configuration) 
  • Very simple embedded kernel, or a more capable embedded OS/RTOS
  • At least one type of network connection (wired or wireless)

The initial release of the product is delivered as a device emulation environment for x86/Windows desktop computers, integrated with the Java ME SDK 3.2.

A standard binary of Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 for ARM KEIL development boards based on ARM Cortex M-3/4 (KEIL MCBSTM32F200 using ST Micro SOC STM32F207IG) will soon be available for download from the Oracle Technology Network (OTN). 

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What types of applications can I develop with Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2?

The Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 product is a full-featured embedded Java runtime supporting applications based on the IMP-NG application model, which is derived from the well-known MIDP 2 application model. The runtime supports execution of multiple concurrent applications, remote application management, versatile connectivity, and a rich set of APIs and features relevant for embedded use cases, including the ability to interact with peripheral I/O directly from Java applications.

This rich feature set, coupled with familiar and best-in class software development tools, allows developers to quickly build and deploy sophisticated embedded solutions for a wide range of use cases. Target markets well supported by Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 include wireless modules for M2M, industrial and building control, smart grid infrastructure, home automation, and environmental sensors and tracking.

What tools are available for embedded application development for Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2?

Along with the release of Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2, Oracle is also making available an updated version of the Java ME Software Development Kit (SDK), together with plug-ins for the NetBeans and Eclipse IDEs, to deliver a complete development environment for embedded application development. 

OK – sounds great! Where can I find out more? And how do I get started?

There is a complete set of information, data sheet, API documentation, “Getting Started Guide”, FAQ, and download links available:

  • For an overview of Oracle Embeddable Java, see here.
  • For the Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 press release, see here.
  • For the Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 data sheet, see here.
  • For the Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 landing page, see here.
  • For the Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 documentation page, including a “Getting Started Guide” and FAQ, see here.
  • For the Oracle Java ME SDK 3.2 landing and download page, see here.
  • Finally, to ask more questions, please see the OTN “Java ME Embedded” forum

To get started, grab the “Getting Started Guide” and download the Java ME SDK 3.2, which includes the Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 device emulation. 

Can I learn more about Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 at JavaOne and/or Java Embedded @ JavaOne?

Glad you asked 😉 Both conferences, JavaOne and Java Embedded @ JavaOne, will feature a host of content and information around the new Oracle Java ME Embedded 3.2 product, from technical and business sessions, to hands-on tutorials, and demos. Stay tuned, I will post details shortly.


— Terrence

Javaone embedded combined

JavaOne is only 6 days away… Are you ready?

Man, what a crazy couple of weeks it has been. Haven’t blogged for ages. Insanely busy with preparations for JavaOne, Java Embedded @ JavaOne, and some new products we’re working on (on the latter, stay tuned …).

There is so much activity, information, and data around JavaOne to choose from – it’s hard to stay on top of it all. I’ll try to keep it short and provide the highlights as well as my embedded point of view. Ok, here it goes:

First, in case you may not know, there are actually two (!) Java conferences this year: JavaOne itself, and Java Embedded @ JavaOne.

  • JavaOne happens from Sep 30 through Oct 4 (yes, that means keynotes are on Sunday!  Don’t miss them)
  • Java Embedded @ JavaOne happens Oct 3 and 4 – in parallel to JavaOne

Java Embedded @ JavaOne
Why a dedicated conference for Java in embedded? Basically, we believe Java is the perfect platform for embedded solutions, and if you go by any one of the current predictions then smart, small, and connected systems will explode over the next 5 to 10 years. A huge opportunity for the Java ecosystem. 

Judson join us at javaone

For a quick intro, check out the video “Join us at Java Embedded @ JavaOne” with Judson Althoff, SVP, Worldwide Alliances and Channels. 

Henrik Stahl, Senior Director of Product Management, does a great job of introducing Java Embedded @ JavaOne. 

Finally, if you have more questions, check out my FAQ on the Java Embedded @ JavaOne conference.


As every year, JavaOne will be packed with keynotes, technical sessions, BOFs, Hands-On-Labs (HOLs), demo grounds, and events.

New for this year are tutorials, which are a mix between an extended technical session, a BOF, and a HOL. It gives the presenters extra time to show you the ropes on a particular topic and extra time for the attendees to ask questions. But it is less of a ‘lab’ setting compared to a HOL. Should be a good addition to the JavaOne structure.

Also new this year is the Oracle OpenWorld Music Festival, which happens throughout the conference (Sun-Thu) in a couple of venues around the main event area. There is music every day and a great line-up of performers such as Macy Gray, Jimmy Cliff, The English Beat, Joss Stone, and many more. Definitely worth checking out. Of course, there is the traditional assortment of parties and events – just check the JavaOne home page!

In terms of embedded, there will be a HUGE focus on that topic at this year’s JavaOne. Oracle is making a big push for Java in the embedded space, not just by launching the Java Embedded @ JavaOne conference (see above), but embedded is embedded (pun intended!) all throughout JavaOne itself:

  • Dozens of dedicated embedded technical sessions, BOFs, tutorials, and Hands-on-Labs – ranging from tiny embedded devices through complex end-to-end embedded solutions and touching on a range of different use cases and markets
  • Java in embedded spreads throughout the pavilion and demo boths
  • Embedded technology featuring in JavaOne keynotes (very cool – see for yourself!)
  • Involvement of partners specializing in embedded solutions built on Java

JavaOne embedded speaking

Last, but not least, I will be doing 2 technical sessions at JavaOne, one business session at Java Embedded @ JavaOne and managing one of the embedded Java demo booths with some cool new technology … and probably be involved in a dozen other things as well! If you are at JavaOne this year, you will be hard-pressed to avoid me 😉
Registration for Both Events
There is still time to benefit from the pre-event registration prices. Check out the registration pages (JavaOne,  Java Embedded @ JavaOne).
Special price breaks are available for students (FREE! see here), as well as for attendees of JavaOne (only $100 extra to add a full pass for the Java Embedded @ JavaOne conference).
And More …
Finally, don’t just take my word on JavaOne and Java Embedded @ JavaOne:

Java embedded at j1

Update (7/17/2012): By popular request, the CfP deadline has been extended to July 27! So that gives you a few extra days to prepare that submission.

The deadline for the Call-for-Papers for Java Embedded @ JavaOne is approaching fast.

Be sure to submit your paper by Wednesday, July 18.

More information on the Call-for-Papers and the types of submissions we are looking for can be found on the Q & A.


— Terrence

Java embedded at j1

There has been a lot of interest in Java Embedded @ JavaOne since it was announced a short while ago (see my previous post). As this is a new conference we did get a number of questions regarding the conference.

So we put together a brief Q & A on audience focus, dates, registrations, pricing, submissions, etc. Hope this helps and, remember, the Call for Papers ends next week, Jul 18th 2012!


— Terrence 


Java Embedded @ JavaOne : Q & A 

Q. Where can I learn more about “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. Please visit:

Q. What is the purpose of “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. This net-new event is designed to provide business and technical decision makers, as well as Java embedded ecosystem partners, a unique occasion to come together and learn about how they can use Java Embedded technologies for new business opportunities.

Q. What broad audiences would benefit by attending “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. Java licensees; Government agencies; ISVs, Device Manufacturers; Service Providers such as Telcos, Utilities, Healthcare, Energy, Smart Grid/Smart Metering; Automotive/Telematics; Home/Building Automation; Factory Automation; Media/TV; and Payment vendors.

Q. What business titles would benefit by attending “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. The ideal audience for this event is business and technical decision makers (e.g. System Integrators, CTO, CXO, Chief Architects/Architects, Business Development Managers, Project Managers, Purchasing managers, Technical Leads, Senior Decision Makers, Practice Leads, R&D Heads, and Development Managers/Leads).

Q. When is “Java Embedded @ JavaOne” taking place?

A. The event takes place on Wednesday, Oct. 3th through Thursday, Oct. 4th.

Q. Where is “Java Embedded @ JavaOne” taking place?

A. The event takes place in the Hotel Nikko.

Q. Won’t “Java Embedded @ JavaOne” impact the flagship JavaOne conference since the Hotel Nikko is one of the 3 flagship JavaOne conference’s venue hotels?

A. No. Separate space in the Hotel Nikko will be used for “Java Embedded @ JavaOne” and will in no way impact scale and scope of the flagship JavaOne conference’s content mix.

Q. Will there be a call for papers for “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. Yes.  The call for papers has started but is ONLY for business focused submissions.

Q. What type of business submissions can I make for “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. We are accepting 3 types of business submissions:

  1. Best Practices: Java Embedded business solutions, methods, and techniques that consistently show results superior to those achieved with other means, as well as discussions on how Java Embedded can improve business operations, and increase competitive differentiation and profitability.
  2. Case Studies: Discussions with Oracle customers and partners that describe the unique business drivers that convinced them to implement Java Embedded as part of an infrastructure technology mix. The discussions will highlight the issues they faced, the decision making involved, and the implementation choices made to create value and improve business differentiation.
  3. Panel: Moderator-driven open discussion focused on the emerging opportunities Java Embedded offers businesses, as well as other topics such as strategy, overcoming common challenges, etc.

Q. What is the call for papers timeline for “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. The timeline is as follows:

  • CFP Launched – June 18th
  • Deadline for submissions – July 18th
  • Notifications (Accepts/Declines) – week of July 29th
  • Deadline for speakers to accept speaker invitation – August 10th
  • Presentations due for review – August 31st

Q. Where can I find more call for paper details for “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. Please go to:

Q. How much does it cost to attend “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. The cost to attend is:

  • $595.00 U.S. — Early Bird (Launch date – July 13, 2012)
  • $795.00 U.S. — Pre-Registration (July 14 – September 28, 2012)
  • $995.00 U.S. — Onsite Registration (September 29 – October 4, 2012)

Q. Can an attendee of the flagship JavaOne event and Oracle OpenWorld attend “Java Embedded @ JavaOne”?

A. Yes.  Attendees of both the flagship JavaOne event and Oracle OpenWorld can attend “Java Embedded @ JavaOne” by purchasing a $100.00 U.S. upgrade to their full conference pass.

10-billion.pngIt bears repeating: More than ever, the Java platform is the best technology for many embedded use cases. Java’s platform independence, high level of functionality, security, and developer productivity address the key pain points in building embedded solutions.

Transitioning from 16 to 32 bit or even 64 bit? Need to support multiple architectures and operating systems with a single code base? Want to scale on multi-core systems? Require a proven security model? Dynamically deploy and manage software on your devices? Cut time to market by leveraging code, expertise, and tools from a large developer ecosystem? Looking for back-end services, integration, and management?

The Java platform has got you covered. Java already powers around 10 billion devices worldwide, with traditional desktops and servers being only a small portion of that. And the ‘Internet of Things‘ is just really starting to explode … it is estimated that within five years, intelligent and connected embedded devices will outnumber desktops and mobile phones combined, and will generate the majority of the traffic on the Internet. Is your platform and services strategy ready for the coming disruptions and opportunities?

It should come as no surprise that Oracle is keenly focused on Java for Embedded. At JavaOne 2012 San Francisco the dedicated track for Java ME, Java Card, and Embedded keeps growing, with 52 sessions, tutorials, Hands-on-Labs, and BOFs scheduled for this track alone, plus keynotes, demos, booths, and a variety of other embedded content.

To further prove Oracle’s commitment, in 2012 for the first time there will be a dedicated sub-conference focused on the business aspects of embedded Java: Java Embedded @ JavaOne. This conference will run for two days in parallel to JavaOne in San Francisco, will have its own business-oriented track and content, and targets C-level executives, architects, business leaders, and decision makers.

Registration and Call For Papers for Java Embedded @ JavaOne are now live. We expect a lot of interest in this new event and space is limited, so be sure to submit your paper and register soon.

Hope to see you there!


— Terrence

Update: For more information, see the Java Embedded @ JavaOne Q & A

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