Originally posted by Joseph Kwok:
I build embedded device using Linux for living. I know for sure the embedded OS and/or software is a huge market. There is no reason why J2ME cannot be used as a good embedded device OS. I think the problems are as follows:
- Lack of education on the J2ME, period. Most people think J2ME is just for Mobile phone. This is not 100% accurate.
- J2ME is inefficient and not suitable for the embedded device. Again, this is not 100% correct either.
Because of the misconception and weak marketing on J2ME to the management, project won't get approved to use J2ME. This is totally unfair to J2ME. Therefore, I have no doubt whatsoever that a HF book on J2ME would drive the grass root effort. There are tons of Java developers out there to support this.
Is J2ME going to be big
Originally posted by Bert Bates:
It's your lazy bartender again. Well, we're wrapping up HF Servlets, and we're deciding what books to tackle next. We would really love to do HF SCMAD, but we also gotta eat! (So far, all the J2ME books out there don't sell very well.)
It seems like for several years everyone's been saying: J2ME is just about to take off and get HUGE! And so far it hasn't... bummer. I kind of thought that when a solid Java phone dropped down to maybe $150-$200 J2ME might take off. Well, although I'm not totally current, I'm thinking that that phone isn't out there yet.
So, the real question is...
Do you guys think J2ME is going to take off any time soon? If so, why? Do you have any compelling stories or facts? Man, oh man, we'd love it if J2ME got big!
J2ME is certainly BIG|HUGE in Asia as well as in Europe. It seems not in North America.