Tuesday, September 14, 2010

LWUIT At JavaOne 2010

If you are going to JavaOne this year there are quite a few LWUIT related sessions/BoF's you should probably add to your schedule.
The first is Chen and my traditional JavaOne session, unfortunately I won't be able to attend this year due to family issues and Ariel Levin will replace me in this session (for those who don't know Ariel, he has a long and glorious history with Java ME and is a pretty entertaining/knowledgeable speaker). Chen who is "the father of LWUIT" needs no further introduction... The session ID is S313185 "Writing Stunning Cross-Platform Applications Using LWUIT".

Terrence also needs no introduction either to readers of this blog, his session S314178 "Beyond Smartphones: Rich Applications and Services for the Mobile Masses" promises to be very interesting and packed with visual delight. From the demo I saw recently it seems he has the code nailed down and its sure to be an interesting session!

Alon will give a BoF on more practical day to day LWUIT development from the trenches in S314033 "LWUIT Cheat Sheet: How to Optimize Your LWUIT-Based Java ME Applications". LWUIT essentially started as a library for a Java application built within Sun's operator group, this application has passed many incarnations and the team moved back and forth in different directions. However, all things considered this is the longest running LWUIT application project in existence simply because our guys were there on the ground floor before LWUIT existed. Alon's team is building one of the best looking LWUIT applications we've seen and unlike most 3rd party applications, since they have full time access to our team they are using the latest and greatest cutting edge stuff in LWUIT.

Those of you looking to expand your horizons into LWUIT on TV would find a couple of sessions on the matter very interesting, the first S313442 " Developing Java TV Applications with LWUIT for DTVi-J (Ginga-J) Brazil" is lead by Tamir a core member of the LWUIT team who spent most of his time running the TV effort in our group. Ofir sadly couldn't come either due to scheduling conflicts, regardless Tamir is a great and thorough speaker. Understanding exactly the differences between TV and current LWUIT development is very important if you have thoughts on entering this space.

Last but not least is another TV related session with Ariel, Ziv and Bill all of whom very seasoned speakers who in session S313627 "Introducing Java TV Widget Development " would cover LWUIT as well. It should be very interesting as well.

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