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An in-depth tutorial on how to use Java 2 Micro Edition to program handheld devices
Although Java is one of the most popular programming languages, it is too powerful to be used on wireless, handheld devices like the Palm Connected Organizer. A miniature version of Java, called Java 2 Micro Edition, has now been created by Sun Microsystems to run specifically on these devices. Written by software developer Eric Giguere, this book provides an authoritative treatment of this new language. Readers will learn what has to be done to make Java workable on these devices and what strategies are required to write programs that don't take up too much memory or run down the device's batteries. The book also provides complete coverage of Java Micro Edition, including the profiles that define the capabilities available to various devices.
CD-ROM includes licensed versions of the Java 2 Micro Edition SDK, Waba, and Kaffe. Examples are provided that run on multiple wireless platforms.
About the Author
ERIC GIGUÈRE is a software developer for iAnywhere Solutions, a subsidiary of Sybase, where he works on Java technologies for handheld and wireless computing. He has written for Dr. Dobb's Journal and Software Development magazine and is the author of Palm Database Programming: The Complete Developer's Guide (Wiley).
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Readers are sending me wonderful quotes like this: 'Fantastic book! Excellent reference! I bought it the instant it became available.... It was an excellent look into J2ME on various platforms. I look forward to any of your future publications on this subject matter.' and 'I bought your book and it served as an excellent introduction.' and 'I've now completed reading and found it is very useful and informative.' This book is for anyone who's at all interested in what Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) is all about.