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Mobile Distillery in NetBeans Partnership

David Murphy

Mobile Distillery, which provides software solutions for mobile application production and testing services, has formed a strategic partnership with NetBeans, the modular, open-source development platform, which is used around the world to create applications for a range of devices, from PCs to set-top boxes to mobile phones.
Mobile Distillery has worked with the NetBeans R&D team and developer community to create a software plug-in which allows developers to use the latest version of Celsius, Mobile Distillerys award-winning mobile development and automated porting suite, directly from within the NetBeans environment. Mobile Distillery's Celsius is designed to help Java ME developers design and produce their mobile applications seamlessly across more than 1000 Java, BREW and Windows Mobile devices.
Celsius v5 takes full advantage of the NetBeans Integrated Development Environment (IDE) tools (including local compilation, profiler, debug, etc), enabling both Java ME experts and developers not familiar with J2ME to embrace large scale mobile development. One of the key advantages of using Celsius, says Mobile Distillery, is that it abstracts developers from the problem of device fragmentation, meaning they can create applications and services for hundreds of devices from a single set of source code and assets.
Within NetBeans, developers get direct access to the latest features of Celsius, including access to Alembic, Mobile Distillerys advanced device database of over 1,000 fully tested characteristics, performances and behaviours of more than 1000 devices.
Partnering with NetBeans means that a whole new audience of developers can now quickly and easily get to grips with the market potential offered by the mobile industry, says Mobile Distillery CEO, Eric Lemarchal. For Java developers used to creating applications and services for the desktop, mobile fragmentation is a huge hurdle to overcome. By giving them access to Celsius, this market becomes truly accessible.
Mobile Distillery is currently offering free introductory training on how to get the best out of its Celsius platform. Theres more information on the Mobile Distillery website.

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