J2ME and Me
Latley I have been doing a lot of Java2 Mobile Edition (J2ME) work. The project I am working allows Nokia series 40 phones to communicate with a Domino server.
The comms is all done via http and xml rpc calls, it is all rather fab and challenging. The product will allow my client's staff to download surveys from a Domino server and complete them on their Nokia 6100 phones. They can then post the results back up, where they are pushed into a SQL server backend for analysis and graph generation.
Developing for phones is tough because each phone behaves differently, sometimes between software/firmware version on the same phone and even depending on what telco you are connected to. Write once test everywhere? You betcha.
Still we are up and running and the application should go live in a couple of weeks.
For development I am using Eclipse with the J2Me plug in EclipseME and the ANT add in Anntenna which lets me do loads of J2ME specific things in ANT, like building jad files and obsfucating my code.
I am planning to bang on more on this blog about J2ME. So if you are interested .... don't touch that dial, don't touch that dial, don't touch that diaaaaaaaaaaalllllll.