Java Development at Fieldstone Software
We build several types of applications in Java, a widely used programming language. Java development is a key component of mobile applications we build for Blackberry and Android. Additionally, we also build some web applications in Java.
When we build apps for Blackberry and Android, our Java development is in the Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Research in Motion (RIM) provides an Eclipse plug-in that allows developers to launch their applications in a Blackberry simulator for testing, no device required. Building Android apps in Java also involves an Eclipse plug-in that links the IDE to the Android simulator. That’s where the similarity between Android and Blackberry development ends.
Building apps for Android and Blackberry require using different application programmer interfaces (API) and different device simulators. Of the two, we prefer to work with Android because the APIs are more thought out, the development tools including the simulator works better, and there are many more online resources to reference if you get stuck.
In addition to building mobile apps, Java development is also used on some of our web projects. Some clients have pre-existing web applications built in Java that need improvement or additional functionality. Others have a requirement to use Java for a new web application. Our web app Java development experience is with Apache Tomcat writing servlets and JSP. We’re also open to learning additional frameworks and technologies for Java web applications.
For more information about our use of Java and capabilities at Fieldstone Software, please contact us.