For Mac users wanting to do mobile Java development, the wait is finally over. I'm referring of course to Java ME SDK 3.0 for Mac OS X, which is now available for early access. Mac developers have been wanting the famous Wireless ToolKit on their operating system for sometime now. Java ME development has finally arrived for Macs. Here are some features of Java ME SDK 3.0 Early Access for Mac OS:
- Unique architecture allows work with the real device from ME SDK 3.0 on Mac OS
- Communication with the devices, application deployment, and On-Device debugging over the Wi-Fi
- Support for Java Micro Edition APIs and the latest CLDC Hot Spot VM
- Powerful Tools for optimizations: Profiler, Network Monitor, Support for Debugging, Wireless Messaging Console, etc.
- JavaFX 1.2.1 Mobile emulator running on Mac OS
- Integrated Device Search Database
- Autoupdate for additional plug-ins and product updates
- Based on NetBeans Platform, which just released the 6.8 beta!
It is important to note that Java ME SDK 3.0 for Mac OS requires Java 1.6. Make sure 1.6 is set as the default runtime in Java Preferences.
(Ed. note: Thanks to Josh Marinacci (@joshmarinacci) for tweeting about this earlier today. We might have missed it.)