The following sections of this document shall prove useful as a reference when developing applications for MicroEJ. They cover concepts essential to MicroEJ Applications design.
In addition to these sections, by going to https://developer.microej.com/, you can access a number of helpful resources such as:
- Libraries from the MicroEJ Central Repository (https://developer.microej.com/central-repository/);
- Application Examples as source code from MicroEJ Github Repositories (https://github.com/MicroEJ);
- Documentation (HOWTOs, Reference Manuals, APIs javadoc…).
MicroEJ Applications are developed as standard Java applications on Eclipse JDT, using Foundation Libraries. MicroEJ SDK allows you to run / debug / deploy MicroEJ Applications on a MicroEJ Platform.
Two kinds of applications can be developed on MicroEJ: MicroEJ Standalone Applications and MicroEJ Sanboxed Applications.
A MicroEJ Standalone Application is a MicroEJ Application that is
directly linked to the C code to produce a MicroEJ Firmware. Such
application must define a main entry point, i.e. a class containing a
public static void main(String) method. MicroEJ Standalone
Applications are developed using MicroEJ SDK.
A MicroEJ Sandboxed Application is a MicroEJ Application that can run over a Multi-Sandbox Firmware. It can be linked either statically or dynamically. If it is statically linked, it is then called a System Application as it is part of the initial image and cannot be removed. MicroEJ Sandboxed Applications are developed using MicroEJ Studio.