This week's book giveaway is in the Java in General forum. We're giving away four copies of Java by Comparison (eBook) and have Simon Harrer, Jörg Lenhard, Linus Dietz on-line! See this thread for details.
Last month, Java Report had an article on programming Java for the Palm. Instead of covering KVM, the author talked about the Waba VM (available for free from Wabasoft). It seems pretty cool. I'm going to download the Waba SDK and try it out. Waba contains a subset of Java classes; excludes event listeners, exception handling (back to return codes), and threads; and you have to learn the Waba way of doing UI. Also, Waba maps your use of Java classes to their own implementations. Has anyone worked with Waba?
Waba is an interesting alternative for Windows CE and Palm programmers who like to program in Java. Waba is not Java, but it accepts a subset of the Java bytecodes. It's missing a few big things: floating point, exceptions and threads being the biggies. The first isn't a big deal, but the second two are, especially threads from a UI perspective. Also, the set of core classes is pretty limited. On the other hand, Waba is open source and if you feel you need to add a feature you can just go ahead and do it.... Eric