Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 22nd Oct 2007 21:23 UTC
Java Sun's starting to phase out mobile Java that's been the standard on cellphones and other small devices in favor of their standard edition, which are made for PCs everywhere. Sun VP James Gosling's reasoning for shifting everyone over to Java Standard Edition is because 'cellphones and TV set-top boxes are growing up', meaning they're getting enough processing power to handle all the demands of full-featured Java.
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by chrish on Tue 23rd Oct 2007 12:39 UTC
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Who, exactly, thought that Java on embedded systems was a good idea? No CPU cycles to spare, very little RAM, slow storage, etc. It takes my phone ages to load a Java app, and it's completely useless while Java is loading.

I'm reasonably certain that my Nintendo DS has a lot more power/RAM than my cell phone, but I wouldn't run Java there.

That said, I do use Eclipse sometimes on my iBook, which is certainly painful.

- chrish

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