More Support

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2004-06-30 Print this article Print

Mike Milinkovich, executive director of the Eclipse Foundation, said at the Nokia event, "Were thrilled Nokias made this support on the Eclipse platform available. When it comes to the embedded world, Eclipse is also well-known. And we see two important themes coming together: the embedded world and the Java world." Milinkovich added that Nokias interest shows that "the [Eclipse] drumbeat for developers goes as far and is heard as far as Helsinki." Nokia also offers a suite of server-based Java components that now support Eclipse in the Mobile Server Services SDK, which enables the creation of server-side mobile messaging, location presence solutions.
Salzmann said the NDS for J2ME also offers a game designer for game developers. "And in the fall time frame, we should understand what types of additional things we might want to add," he said. "Were looking at whether the CDT project is ready to build native applications. We have no product plans to release a product, but its an interest were taking in terms of research." Salzmann said Nokia also puts Borland Software and Metrowerks tools in its developer kit. "Since we launched it, weve had like 700 to 800 solutions coming from different companies," he said. "We have 300 member companies in [Nokia Forum Pro] right now." Nokia also announced that its certified training program in mobile application development has been expanded to include centers in Finland, Korea and Australia, as well as in California. The company also announced expanded support for CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) development and tools to port applications between GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) and CDMA devices. And Nokia and Orange PCS Ltd., a mobile communications carrier based in London, also announced a developer contest for developers to build innovative mobile applications for Java- and Symbian-based devices. The winners will get a commercial agreement with Orange to support and market their applications, the companies said. Check out eWEEK.coms Developer & Web Services Center at for the latest news, reviews and analysis in programming environments and developer tools.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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