Pro Java ME Apps: Building Commercial Quality Java ME Apps / Edition 1

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Pro Java ME Apps gives you, the developer, the know-how required for writing sophisticated Java ME applications and for taking advantage of this huge potential market. Java ME is the largest mobile software platform in the world, supported by over 80% of all phones. You'll cover what Java ME is and how it compares to other mobile software platforms, how to properly design and structure Java ME applications, how to think like an experienced Java ME developer, what common problems and pitfalls you may run into, how to optimize your code, and many other key topics.

Unlike other Java ME books out there, which only teach the reader the basics of Java ME by way of a few simple examples, this book presents a broader, eagle-eye picture of a complete Java ME application and what writing one involves. From there, the bookpresents, explains, and helps you to implement all the essential aspects of Java ME development, from the user interface to client-server communication. As this unfolds, the decisions and reasoning behind the code are also presented.

The book assumes that the reader is already familiar with Java ME and Java applications in general.

  • Based on and geared towards real-life Java ME scenarios
  • Guides the reader through the entire process of developing a high-quality Java ME application
  • Explains the decisions made at each step, gives advice and examples of good practices vs. bad practices

What you’ll learn

  • What makes mobile software different from desktop software
  • How to design and implement your Java ME application
  • What the most common problems affecting Java ME development (such as device fragmentation) and how to solve them
  • What are the proper Java ME programming techniques and how to think like an experienced Java ME developer
  • How to optimize your code
  • How to develop store-quality apps

Who this book is for

  • Intermediate to advanced Java ME developers looking to learn proper Java ME development.
  • Mobile developers looking for a good source of information regarding proper mobile application development

Table of Contents

  1. Getting Started
  2. A Java ME Framework
  3. Defining Our Data
  4. The Networking Module
  5. The Persistence Module
  6. The UI Module
  7. The Localization Module
  8. Putting It All Together
  9. Device Fragmentation
  10. Optimizing Your Code
  11. Adding Fine Touches and User Interaction Improvements
  12. Java ME Application Testing
  13. Advanced Java ME Graphics
  14. The Proper Java ME Mindset
  15. Java ME and the Future
  16. Final Words
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430233275
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 5/11/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2011

    worth a read

    The book begins with some useful background to java ME and is quickly followed with a description of a Java ME framework and a sample app. This chapter contains a lot of useful coding material but it takes a little effort to work out what is happening. A UML class diagram and a higher level design description would have eased the process. A series of chapters then describe the implementation of a twitter app - data, networking, persistence, UI and localisation are all covered. Whilst the code is generally clearly explained I again felt higher level design models would have helped understanding. The book concludes with several chapters on code optimisation and advanced programming hints - many of which are useful to any level of programming. Overall a good book which certainly helped me clarify my own thoughts on building a framework to support my Java ME apps.

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