Rob MacAulay

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Personally, I think J2ME is what Java is really about. Let's leave aside the fact that Java was originally developed (as project Oak) for just this purpose, and see what it means today. The demand for embedded microprocessor systems has exploded, as consumers and equipment manufacturers require systems that incorporate more "intelligence." The "intelligence" is used in a number of different ways. Systems can, of course, be used to automate complex tasks without user intervention - the traditional requirement. However, there's also a trend toward systems that are adaptive to changing needs and can communicate with other equipment or with other applications running on the same device. These extra requirements are putting traditional methods of designing embedded systems under increasing strain. Conventional embedded systems can suffer from the following problems: incr... (more)