Doubts over the future of Java mobile

Java on the mobile is widely believed to have a great future and some believe it to be clearly the best choice for delivering applications to a mass audience.

However Kevin Perkins in an article titled “Why is everyone jumping for
joy over Java?” doesn’t seem as excited about Java on mobile devices.

He says “I had to ask myself why client Java would be the instrument of mass
market adoption for mobile. I agree Java has a place in mobile, but I

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0 thoughts on “Doubts over the future of Java mobile

  • August 23, 2005 at 5:33 am

    You’re referencing a very stupid article. Since when flash became the standard for rich interaction.

  • August 22, 2005 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you for reviewing OccamJ

    OccamJ is designed to minimize complexity. One area of complexity that it minimizes is Deployment Descriptors. You can build and deploy an application serving hundreds of Java Classes with an empty DD file. The biggest use of DD files in OccamJ is for JDO persistence (.jdo) files. OccamJ supports Solarmetric and Versant JDO flavors and these tools provide workbenches to configure the dd files.
    For example: In one application migrated from EJB/CMP to OccamJ/JDO the total deployment descriptors were reduced from approx. 50,000 lines to less than 800 lines. The majority of this was comprised of .jdo files for Object to Relational mapping. The result was a huge reduction in compile and deployment times, and an application that ran faster.
    This translates to reduced costs. Customers pay to have their applications implemented not to have developers wrestling with the implemetation.

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