We live in a world where just
about every device, machine,
or product is connected—or
soon will be—to the internet.
And as more and more
devices become part of our technology fabric, there’s a good chance
that they’ll be Java enabled. That’s why Oracle sees a big future for
the smallest Java platform—Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME)
—which is tailored for mobile and embedded applications.
“Oracle is committed to investing in Java and Java ME,” says
Florian Tournier, senior manager of product management at
Oracle. “From continued enhancements to the performance and
capabilities of the Java engine that executes mobile applications
to the introduction of developer-enabling technologies such as the
Lightweight UI Toolkit [LWUI T], we’re making Java and Java ME
easier to develop on and more robust than ever before.”
Java is the most broadly deployed platform in the mobile and
embedded arena, with literally billions of devices on the market,
from mobile phones and TV set-top boxes to Blu-ray Disc players
and printers. Perhaps that’s one reason why Java remains a big
draw for developers.
“We recently did a developer survey and found that Java is a
really important cross-platform environment for mobile devices,”
says Adam Leach, principal analyst at London, England–based
Organizations count on Java
ME in devices that save lives
and connect people.
BY DAVID A. KELLY