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To the experienced Java developer, J2ME (the Java 2 Micro Edition) looks just familiar enough to be tempting, but just different enough to warrant caution. J2ME in a Nutshellprovides the extra security you need when venturing into programming for cell phones, PDAs and other consumer electronic devices. It gives you the reference material you need for J2ME, together with a tutorial that leverages your existing knowledge and teaches you what is different about J2ME without boring you to tears with details you ...

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Overview

To the experienced Java developer, J2ME (the Java 2 Micro Edition) looks just familiar enough to be tempting, but just different enough to warrant caution. J2ME in a Nutshellprovides the extra security you need when venturing into programming for cell phones, PDAs and other consumer electronic devices. It gives you the reference material you need for J2ME, together with a tutorial that leverages your existing knowledge and teaches you what is different about J2ME without boring you to tears with details you already know.J2ME in a Nutshell provides a solid, no-nonsense reference to the "alphabet soup" of micro edition programming, covering the CLDC, CDC, KVM and MIDP APIs. The book also includes tutorials for the CLDC, KVM, MIDP and MIDlets, MIDlet user interfaces, networking and storage, and advice on programming small handhelds. Combined with O'Reilly's classic quick reference to all the core micro-edition APIs, this is the one book that will take you from curiosity to code with no frustrating frills in between

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How many angels can fit on a head of a pin? Probably more than you could squeeze into the constrained programming environments available on today's handhelds. J2ME is something of a miracle: a complete Java virtual machine for these tiny environments. Master J2ME, and you can program tomorrow's PDAs, cellphones, cable set-top boxes -- you name it.

In J2ME in a Nutshell, Kim Topley focuses on the concepts and classes that make J2ME different from garden-variety Java. (Where J2ME and Java 2 Standard Edition overlap, refer to David Flanagan's excellent Java in a Nutshell: this book complements it perfectly).

Topley introduces the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC), J2ME's foundation for programming wireless devices and PDAs; and the Mobile Information Device Profile, which provides support for user interfaces, networking, and persistent storage. There's coverage of MIDlet user interface development with both high-level and low-level APIs; plus a chapter-length introduction to the J2ME wireless toolkit, which integrates with Sun's Forte Java IDE and provides a cell-phone emulator for programming any J2ME device.

As experienced "Nutshell readers" will expect, Part II of J2ME in a Nutshell offers a complete API quick reference -- clear, well-organized, intelligent, and above all, useful. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey┬ľbased marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies┬«, Second Edition.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596002534
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Series: In a Nutshell (O'Reilly) Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 482
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 1.05 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Topley has more than 25 years experience as a software developer and was one of the first people in the world to obtain the Sun Certified Java Developer qualification. He is a freelance Java developer based near London, England and is the author of Core JFC and Core Swing, from Prentice-Hall.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction to the Java 2 Micro Edition Platform API

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Connected Limited Device Configuration

Chapter 3: The Mobile Information Device Profile and MIDlets

Chapter 4: MIDlet User Interfaces

Chapter 5: The Low-Level MIDlet User Interface API

Chapter 6: Wireless Java: Networking and Persistent Storage

Chapter 7: The Connected Device Configuration and Its Profiles

Chapter 8: J2ME Command-Line Tools

Chapter 9: J2ME Programming Environments

API Quick Reference

Chapter 10: J2ME Packages and Classes

Chapter 11: java.io

Chapter 12: java.lang

Chapter 13: java.util

Chapter 14: javax.microedition.io

Chapter 15: javax.microedition.lcdui

Chapter 16: javax.microedition.midlet

Chapter 17: javax.microedition.rms

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2008

    The only J2ME book that made sense to me

    This is a good book. For starters and individuals that are already Pros. I have gone through a lot of books, but this is the only one that makes the most sense from the start GO!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2005

    for the beginner with money to throw away

    The information in the book was meant for the beginner. Half the page is filled with reference to classes & packages which are available free on the web on java.sun.com Dont understand the need to be paying for free information. The author seems did not have enough material or information to fill the book. A slightly better book is 'Java on PDAs: Developing Applications for PocketPC and Palm Devices' by Daryl Wilding-Mcbride.

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