Java News from Monday, February 27, 2006

Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 28, I'll be at the New York PHP Users Group to talk about RSS, Atom, OPML, and All That. The meeting starts at 6:30 P.M. You need to RSVP online to attend. Hope to see you there!

BenQ Corporation has posted the early draft review of JSR-259 Ad Hoc Networking API. According to the draft,

Ad Hoc Networking API JSR proposal enables communication between mobile devices in a peer-to-peer ad hoc network environment. It will be an optional package for the J2ME configurations CDC and CLDC and mainly targeted for MIDP devices. Scope of this JSR is to provide a generic mobile ad hoc communication mechanism, which hide the actual architecture and complexity from the developers. This JSR will not define and imply any concrete ad hoc networking implementation and mechanism but will be generic enough to support different implementations. It is up to the implementing party to realize to API based on one or more available stack enabling ad hoc networking. The JSR will not define any user defined behavior or user interface but leaves them to be defined by the actual implementation of the API.

Possible underlying protocols include Zeroconf, UPnP, and JXTA. Comments are due by March 1.