[CoMoDev] Re: Our next meeting

  • From: David Beers <cervezas@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Rick Sands <comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 14 Jul 2005 14:20:01 -0600

You're right that the Blackberry is a J2ME MIDP 2.0 environment.   I've been 
doing a lot of MIDP development lately and could give an overview of that.  If 
I have time I might even whip up a demo that's Blackberry-specific so you can 
get a feel for it.

The Blackberry JDE is really ugly.  It's written in Swing so it hurts to look 
at it for more than a few minutes at a time, to say nothing of the pain of 
using it.  I'm guessing you could probably do most if not all of the 
development in Eclipse using the EclipseME plugin (which is very nice) but I 
haven't tried it yet.  Might take a little work to make a device profile that 
would link up the Blackberry simulator but it would be worth it.

I know a Blackberry developer who might be willing to present for us.  If not I 
could probably do something that would be an overview of J2ME MIDP 2.0 with a 
(hopeful) emphasis on Blackberry.

In any case, let's make mobile Java the theme for the next meeting.  Maybe we 
can work out Andre's "small screen" Java problem, too!

David Beers
Pikesoft Mobile Computing
Skype ID: pikesoft

 On Thu, 14 Jul 2005 10:54:35 -0600, Rick Sands wrote:
> I currently have Palm and WinMob covered but what I'd really interested in -
> and it may not be just me - is the RIM Blackberry. My understanding is that
> it is a J2ME environment and there's a free SDK/IDE, but it would be cool to
> see a architectural overview for both it's hardware and software.
> Don't know if it's possible, but it may be something to keep an eye on.
> -Rick
> -----Original Message-----
> From: comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:comodev-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of David Beers
> Sent: Thursday, July 14, 2005 9:30 AM
> To: comodev@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [CoMoDev] Our next meeting
> Hey folks!
> We've all been kinda quiet since the June meeting.  Either we're buried with
> work (I've got my hand up) or on a summer break.  Anyway, just wanted to
> give a big thanks again to Kevin Price for a great preso on RFID that was
> jammed with a lot of good information.  The nutshell message I came away
> with was slightly scary: RFID is a loose umbrella term for a bunch of
> related technologies, many of which are not necessarily ready for prime time
> but are getting pushed into prime time any way by a few early adopters with
> the market clout to force adoption more widely.  The other message: it's
> coming now, but beware the hype.  RFID has its place, but physics,
> engineering, and economics dictate that barcoding is going to be around for
> quite some time and RFID will emerge gradually.  Sounded to me like the
> biggest opportunity in the near term may be for RFID-related services:
> companies that come in when an RFID deployment hasn't gone as planned and
> figure out how to fix the situation.
> So... we've got about 12 days before our next meeting and I thought I'd put
> the usual request out for presentations.  Anybody got something they'd like
> to show or talk about?  Requests for things they'd like someone else to talk
> about?  Don't be shy!
> I've been thinking maybe we should try to get Darren Shaffer back for
> another .NET CF presentation.  I don't know if that could happen this month
> (heck, I'm not sure we could get him back at all after the debacle at Rock
> Bottom Brewery last year) but I'm throwing it out there.  Another question:
> are people interested in hearing a little about J2ME?  Something like
> "Writing GIS applications that run on a $99 handset"?  Let me know.
> Cheers!
> ---
> David Beers
> Pikesoft Mobile Computing
> www.pikesoft.com
> 719-963-2319
> Skype ID: pikesoft

Other related posts: