|JavaOne opens in San Francisco|
Posted: 29-Jun-2004 [Source: JavaOne]
[General tecnical session presenters put focus on J2ME's task of providing common services for wireless devices, support for data services, and easing device development and customization.]
The ninth annual JavaOne Worldwide Developers Conference held its opening general session Monday in San Francisco. The afternoon technical general session was titled, "Java Platform Update--Roadmap and Big Directions." It brought the chief architects of the Java platform together to share the new innovations happening in the Java technology platform.
In relation to the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) the focus is on providing common services for wireless devices (valuable for games and text messaging), supporting enterprise (rich data) services, and in easing device development and customization. Engineer Tim Lindholm highlighted a number of the many JSRs that are being incorporated into J2ME. These JSRs cover a wide swath of territory that includes web services, security and trust services, and scalable vector graphics. JTWI (the low-end wireless stack) is also an area that bears watching. Lindholm asked the audience to keep an eye out for the next release of JTWI and be vocal as far as feedback.
The session ended with Sun VP Graham Hamilton calling the audience to action and encouraging them to take advfantage of the massive deployment happening with J2ME aned MIDP technologies.
JavaOne continues through July 1 in San Francisco.
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