Development of wireless embedded systems using component based software

Stephen J.H. Yang, Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, Irene Chen

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Many mobile and wireless devices are connecting to the Internet nowadays, among them, mobile phones and PDAs are the most popular ones. Thus, in this paper, we will focus on how to develop embedded software running on the two devices by using design patterns and Java based software components. Notably, some components may be used directly in an embedded software system, whereas most components must be specialized prior to reuse. Developers have to identify the variation points on these components. In order to develop a reusable embedded software system, we will identify several variation points with some variants, and introduce some useful design patterns for implementing variation points. Consequently, we can customize an embedded software system just through attaching variants on corresponding variation point in our system. The design patterns we are using are property container, strategy, decorator, and model-view-controller. The component technology we are using is J2ME. J2ME is a specification focused on the development of mobile applications. It provides a similar environment as standard Java environment. J2ME's components programming includes the Spotlet programming for PDA, and the MIDlet programming for Java phone. In addition, along with the XML, J2ME can also provide the XMIDlet programming for dynamic downloading and execution of XML-based applications for PDA and Java phones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-153
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Apr

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Artificial Intelligence

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