Nokia Backs Eclipse for Building Apps
The mobile communications giant is supporting the platform in new versions of the Nokia Developers Suite for J2ME version 2.2 and the Nokia Mobile Server Services SDK.SAN FRANCISCONokia extended its support for Java development by announcing support of the Eclipse platform for developers building applications to run on its phones and devices. The Helsinki, Finland-based mobile communications giant announced support for the open-source development platform Tuesday at the JavaOne Conference here. And Pertti Korhonen, chief technology officer at Nokia Corp., delivered a keynote presentation at the conference highlighting the companys commitment to Java. Meanwhile, DArcy Salzmann, senior manager of product management and tools partners at Nokia, said at a news event Wednesday that support for the Eclipse integrated development environment (IDE) is included in new versions of the Nokia Developers Suite for J2ME (Java 2 Micro Edition), version 2.2, and the Nokia Mobile Server Services SDK (software developer kit).
The tools are now available for free to members of the Forum Nokia Pro developers program, said Lee Epting, vice president of developer operations at Nokia. Epting said the tools first go to the Nokia Forum Pro membership, a paid, elite-level developer community, and then to the overall Nokia Forum community after a month or two.