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Just released:

  • Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.2: Now even smaller!
  • Oracle Java ME SDK 8.2: Now with Linux tooling support!

Check out the details in the blog entry of my college Alex Belokrylov.

Stay tuned for more Java ME Embedded-related announcements in the coming weeks.


— Terrence

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I will be delivering a keynote at the Telematics Berlin 2015 conference:

May 11, 14:40: Enabling the Connected Car with Java: Smart and Secure

Connected Cars are becoming full-fledged members of the Internet, requiring local intelligence and applications, advanced connectivity, and comprehensive security. Learn why Java Embedded is enabling high-volume connected car deployments today:

  • Provides a proven, secure, and flexible in-vehicle platform for advanced software functionality and business logic, coupled with easy cloud integration
  • Enables an efficient software model for rapid software innovation, software reuse, modularity, and secure in-field updates
  • Leverages the large Java ecosystem of code, developers, and partners to increase the overall business value of the connected car solution

Oracle is a Gold Sponsor to this event. You can save €100 on the registration using discount code “2706SPK”


— Terrence

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Update (4/17/15):

The recording of the webcast is now available here.

Quick note:

MicroDoc and Oracle will be doing a joint webcast today on the topic of Java in the Connected Car. Join us to learn about the challenges of connecting vehicles and mobile services, how Java is designed to meet these challenges, and how MicroDoc can help deploying solutions.

The webcast is free, but you need to register.


— Terrence

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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.
— Terrence

PastedGraphic 4Just a reminder: This event is tomorrow (Oct 22nd) – still time to register!  

Hear from Oracle, Volkswagen, Eurotech, Bosch, and Telit about Internet of Things benefits, challenges, and solutions – and, of course, the role Java Embedded plays in IoT.

Find more on my previous post.


— Terrence


There is a bunch of new content on Oracle’s “Internet of Things Platform” home page and related sub-tabs. Check it out:

… and much more. Feel free to browse around, there is also a range of previous but still very relevant content as well.


— Terrence 

Java iot video

In case you haven’t seen it yet:

Oracle released a new video about the challenges of building embedded solutions in the Internet of Things and how Java Embedded can help, including some interesting data and real-world use cases.

Java Embedded for IoT (2:51)


— Terrence

On the heels of the release yesterday, here is the official press release:

Oracle Introduces the Latest Release of Oracle Java ME Embedded, with supporting quotes by V2COM and Telit.


— Terrence



Announcing Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 Developer Preview for Freescale FRDM-K64F

Java ME 8 is purpose-designed to bring Java-powered software intelligence to a wide range of embedded devices – scaling all the way down to resource-constrained micro-controllers. Since the release of Java ME 8 a few months ago we’ve seen tremendous interest in the industry in leveraging Java as the software platform to bring the next generation of functionality and flexibility to embedded systems and the Internet of Things.

Today, we are accelerating the adoption of Java ME 8 with a Developer Preview of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 on ARM Cortex-M4 devices, in collaboration with Freescale and ARM.

What is it?

The Freescale FRDM-K64F is built around the Kinetis K64F with 120 MHz, 256 KB RAM/1 MB Flash, running ARM mbed OS and with an Arduino form-factor and pin-out. A popular prototyping platform for both the mbed and Arduino communities, now joining forces with the Java ecosystem.

The Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 Developer Preview on FRDM-K64F offers:

  • A feature-rich and optimized Java ME 8 runtime in 190 KB RAM, enabling highly functional Java Embedded applications on single-chip micro-controller systems
  • Out-of-the-box support for Java 8 language, core APIs, networking, device I/O, storage, and more
  • Simple installation with a complete and ready-to-run binary, just copy it onto the device
  • Rich development and tooling via Java ME SDK 8.1 and NetBeans 8 IDE
  • Complements existing Java ME 8 platforms such as Raspberry Pi, scaling Java ME 8 from large to small
  • Ideal for evaluation and prototyping of small embedded & IoT solutions

What next?

Presentation: For more information and background have a look at the short slide deck “Introduction to Oracle Java ME Embedded 8.1 Developer Preview”.

Download: The Java ME Embedded 8.1 Developer Preview and the corresponding Java ME SDK 8.1 Early Access #3 are available NOW on the Oracle Technology Network (OTN).

Documentation: The release comes with Release Notes and Getting Started Guide for FRDM-K64F. There is also a full set of Java ME 8 documentation.

So grab a FRDM-K64F board from your favorite electronics shop or distributor, download the Developer Preview, and get started! Head over to the Java ME Embedded OTN forum to ask questions.

And finally, if you are watching the JavaOne 2014 Java Technical Keynote keep your eyes peeled for those little FRDM boards running Java ME 8 … ;-)


— Terrence

Duke surfing

Be sure to sign up for two embedded Java Events and Webinars this week – I will be participating in both:

If other timezones for the Virtual Developer Day suit you better, there will also be sessions in EMEA on May 14th and APAC on May 21st. Find out more here.


— Terrence

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