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LinuxDevices.com: Embedded Java+Linux Quick Reference Guide

Jul 29, 2001, 22:00 (0 Talkback[s])

LinuxDevices offers a reference guide to Embedded Java and Linux development, including a general introduction, a collection of whitepapers, and links to developer tools:

"The world of intelligent devices is changing dramatically. The computerized devices around us are getting smarter, they're increasingly connected and interdependent, and they're becoming vastly more numerous. And all this is happening at an ever increasing rate.

Blame it on Moore's Law , but it's now practical to embed moderately high performance computing and connectivity in just about everything that runs on electricity -- whether tethered or mobile. This trend is fueled by powerful and highly integrated system-on-chip processors , coupled with large capacity system and storage memories (both disk and silicon), and empowered by wired and wireless communications interfaces (Ethernet, IrDA, 802.11, BlueTooth).

Another important phenomenon is that as both embedded computing and connectivity proliferate, the intelligence within tomorrow's devices is becoming less localized. Increasingly, the precise location of the software running on these devices is blurring, and eventually we're unlikely to actually know where the programs we use are located. Is the application running inside the device? Is it based on some remote server (e.g. a home services gateway)? Is it located at an Internet-based Application Service Provider? A combination of all three?"

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