I am finally back from California. As expected, the JavaOne conference was not very technical but I spend most time meeting people anyway ... It is certainly nice to hear Sun and wireless giants talk about "Java Evereywhere". Wireless Java *has* taken off. It is no long "on the roadmap". It *is* the roadmap now. I am sure all of us in the J2ME forum would like to hear that. Anyway, for the 3+ million Java developers who do not want switch career to develop consumer games, the good news is that wireless Java can add value to enterprise solutions too!mMy BoF presentation focuses on how how to leverage enterprise design patterns and best practices to developer effective J2ME applications. It is also well received. You can download the PDF presentation here. Let me know what you think. OK, if you are bored with all these work-related stuff, check out our photos from our California national parks trip after JavaOne.
Sorry for the unrelated (kinda) post, but those are some great pics! Remember in the second day General Session they spoke about and demoed a Java IDE aimed toward VB developers? What was it called??!?!?!
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The new IDE is called "Project Rave". There is another tool that helps J2ME connect to J2EE backends. That is called "Project Relator". Both of them will be available later this year. I find that Rave is remarkablly similar to Visual Studio.NET. That could be a good thing since more VB developers will come!
Rave is a commercial IDE from Sun. It will probably be best for quick prototype works. For complex projects involving many design patterns and refactoring, I'd still expect Eclipse/IDEA to rule. Rave seems to be in more direct competition with JBuilder or NetBeans. But this is pure speculation. Read the project Rave Faq here.