Code-J is pleased to announce Michael Turner as our June speaker.
NTT DoCoMo's Java developer documentation has been available in English for some time, and there are a few books now out in English that cover the topic well. Getting to the "hello world" iAppli test-tube stage can still be painful, however.
This talk retraces the steps and stumbles of a relative Java newbie in putting up a rudimentary iAppli, from initial Google-search for references and hints, all the way to a running program on your phone. It compresses hours of needless thrashing and patience-testing downloads into a mere eye blink of time.
Rank beginners will be astounded at the presenter's apparent prowess, and are welcome to express their awe and gratitude. Veteran keitai hackers should derive no end of wry amusement from the presenter's many glaring errors and yawning knowledge gaps, and will be expected to contribute accordingly.
The session will be timed to allow for at least 20 minutes of discussion at the end. Likely topics: the new higher-capacity phones and the direction development might take from here on out and how the Java offerings compare among various handset makers and mobile service providers.
Michael Turner is a 7-year resident of Tokyo. He divides his time between writing, teaching, editing, occasional dabbling in software, and helping his wife run a ryokan. He is a 20-plus year veteran of the computer industry, a topic on which he can sometimes be explosively bitter, especially if you talk to him too early in the morning.
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Presentations are professionally translated.
Doors open at 7:00.
Presentation begins at 7:30.
Admittance is 1,000 yen.
Beverages will be served.
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