Dr. Jeff Capone

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Here's a quiz: consider a physician accessing different patients' histories on a PDA while making rounds at a Manhattan hospital versus a field engineer whose responsibility is to monitor and repair sections of an oil pipeline that stretch across 200 miles in Texas. Which professional is able to have continuous access to data and applications - the doctor, who is always connected to the wireless LAN network, or the field worker, who experiences only intermittent connectivity? The answer is both. The doctor and the field engineer can have uninterrupted access to data and applications, without the unrealistic expectation of continuous wireless connectivity, if they're equipped with an "always-available" mobile solution. Java provides the foundation for always-available mobile applications. For example, a J2ME-enabled mobile device can operate in both wireless and dis... (more)

Wireless Devices - Java's Next Home

Software that leapfrogs the intelligence and usability of wireless devices is quite a captivating pitch, yet we shouldn't forget a similarly proffered claim regarding Java on PCs when it became mainstream in 1995. Ultimately, it never took off on the client side, even though it enjoys tremendous success on the server side, resulting in a dedicated and growing base of developers. What could possibly make a mobile and Java combination so much more compelling and captivating than its somewhat failed union with the PC? Will Java truly occupy the new breed of intelligent mobile device... (more)