Java ME Platform SDK 3.0 released ("Goodbye WTK, hello Java ME SDK", part 2)
- The Java ME SDK 3.0 is now also available for Mac OS.
A few days ago the final release of the Java ME Platform SDK 3.0 went live. This is a great new milestone for the most-widely used Java ME development toolkit, formerly known as the WTK (Sun Java Wireless Toolkit).
The Java ME Platform SDK 3.0 sports redesigned underpinnings, improved device emulation, and a host of new features and improvements - it should quickly become the tool of choice not only for CLDC/MIDP developers, but also for CDC and BD-J (Blu-Ray) projects.
- Integration with third-party emulators and Windows Mobile devices
- On-device deployment and on-device debugging
- CLDC/MIDP, CDC/FP/PBP/AGUI, and BD-J integrated into one SDK
- New CLDC HotSpot Virtual Machine
- Optimized MSA 1.1 stack with extensions
- Profiling support
- Network monitor
- BD-J support
- New development environment based on Netbeans Platform
- Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) integration
- Device search database integrated in SDK
- JavaFX Mobile Emulator included
There is a special nugget of good news for phoneME developers. It is possible to extend Java ME Platform SDK 3.0 with the just released phoneME Feature MR4 runtime. Details will be posted on the team blog.
For more background information you can also read up on the blog entry I did for the Java ME Platform SDK 3.0 Beta announcement ("Goodbye WTK, hello Java ME SDK"). And be sure to listen to our podcast with two members of the SDK team, Thomas Brandalik and David Pulkrabek.