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Quietly, Java Virtual Machines have found their way into an enormous number of wireless devices. Using Java 2 Micro Edition, it's now possible to build some extremely powerful and flexible enterprise applications. It's just a matter of time -- and now's the time to prepare. If you want to leverage your hard-won Java skills in tomorrow's wireless environments, here's the book to get you started.
Learning Wireless Java assumes you know your way around Java but assumes no wireless programming experience. Qusay Mahmoud starts with an overview of the J2ME platform and Sun's "Honey, I Shrunk the JVM and APIs" approach to wireless development. He presents in-depth explanations of the key elements of the J2ME application runtime environment: the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC), Sun's stripped-down KVM virtual machine, and the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) APIs, which provide for user interfaces, persistence, networking, storage, and other essential features of wireless applications.
You'll start writing code quickly, then master each key aspect of MIDlet programming. There's a full chapter on wireless user interface development (and why you can't just use your AWT or Swing classes); detailed coverage of screen navigation and event handling; and example-rich coverage of J2ME networking (including security). The book ends with a closer look at J2ME on the Palm OS wireless platform and a quick API reference to four javax.microedition packages you'll be working with constantly. (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 Jerseybased 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.