Sun Open Sources Java ME Tools

<a href="">CNET</a>, <a href="">The Register</a>

Jim Manico, OWASP Global Board Member

August 15, 2008

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Sun Microsystems has open-sourced its Java toolkit for building mobile applications under the "GPLv2 with Classpath Exception" license.The lightweight UI toolkit (LWUIT) is an advanced UI library enabling rapid development of mobile applications that run across Java ME enabled devices, according to Sun's blog. The toolkit includes a range of graphical components, along with support for fonts, themes, animation and transition effects using Java Specification Request (JSR) 226.

Sun's move comes as the space for open-source mobile apps heats up. Last week, for example, open-source mobile consortium LiMo Foundation announced 11 new members and a handful of new devices. Google is also a competitor with its Android platform, which will power its forthcoming smartphone.CNET, The Register

About the Author(s)

Jim Manico

OWASP Global Board Member

Jim Manico is a Global Board Member for the OWASP foundation where he helps drive the strategic vision for the organization. OWASP's mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks. OWASP's AppSecUSA<> conferences represent the nonprofit's largest outreach efforts to advance its mission of spreading security knowledge, for more information and to register, see here<>. Jim is also the founder of Manicode Security where he trains software developers on secure coding and security engineering. He has a 18 year history building software as a developer and architect. Jim is a frequent speaker on secure software practices and is a member of the JavaOne rockstar speaker community. He is the author of Iron-Clad Java: Building Secure Web Applications<> from McGraw-Hill and founder of Brakeman Pro. Investor/Advisor for Signal Sciences.

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