The acquisition of Sun Microsystems by Oracle in 2010 has pushed Java more towards enterprises, rather than individual application development. The Java 8 platform includes a specific library suite that targets embedded system programming, thus making up for the lost ground due to lack of specific functionalities in the earlier versions of Java.
Here’s what you need to know about Embedded Java, if you are considering a Java Development Company for your next embedded enterprise application:
1. IoT has marked the start of a new era for Embedded Java.
Embedded systems was the domain of low level languages like C, until the present. However, with IoT (Internet of Things), machine-to-machine (M2M) communication is a real possibility that needs full-fledged application programming with an elaborate user interface.
Earlier, developers used to program in the language specific to the platform. With Java for embedded systems, developers can leverage the ‘Write once, run anywhere’ paradigm and port the same code to embedded devices with a few tweaks.
2. Embedded Java reduces the time and cost required for application development.
The IDE (NetBeans from Oracle, etc.) for embedded Java development are free of cost, and so are the debugging tools. This makes embedded application programming possible on optimum cost reduction …