Jeff Richey

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Today's mobile Internet economy has opened the door to a range of new technologies that challenge traditional views of programming. In particular, new devices are cropping up every day to meet the needs of both business and home users who regularly conduct business via laptops, PDAs and diverse Internet appliances. Visionaries and savvy product developers are also hitting the market constantly with new ways to package functionality into highly focused devices such as Web/cable set-top boxes or even car navigation systems - and telecommunications hubs and switches. One of the most conspicuous characteristics of these small devices is how restricted in size they are compared to conventional servers and desktop PCs. Yet despite their size limitations, they must still fit a huge amount of functionality into a very small space, running the same types of applications and ... (more)

How Not to Trip Over Your Own Footprint!

Today developers are creating a full spectrum of Internet applications and systems ranging from enterprise servers to handheld devices that manifest a number of unique requirements. Although these applications and systems are commonly written in Java, they have different footprint requirements depending on the platform they run on. However, they need to have the same look and feel regardless of where they're deployed. This article will describe the technical considerations that enable an application or system to run on a broad range of platforms. Minimizing the memory footprint ... (more)