2010-02-08 | 2 Comments Amazon has unveiled the details of its development kit for its Kindle e-book reader. The so called “Kindle development kit for active content” (or KDK) will be based on Java 1.4 Personal Basis Profile (JSR 217); custom additional APIs will be available for networking, local storage, specific UI components, etc. (see javadoc). As strongly as I feel about not actually owning what’s on your Kindle, this comes as a good news for Java when its future is being questioned after the Oracle merger. You can read the KDK FAQ there.