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Mr. Yuan and Kathy, please recommend best available book for SCMAD

 
Seid Myadiyev
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Dear Mr. Yuan, it is understandable that there is no book specifically written for SCMAD, but there are other books on J2ME. May I request you to please single out one of the existing books, which will best prepare me for J2ME Beta exam. Since you are one of the creators of the Beta exam I thought that you are in the best position to give your opinion and recommendation.
Thank you very much in advance.
Seid
[ January 26, 2004: Message edited by: Seid Myadiyev ]
 
Seid Myadiyev
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Dear Kathy and Mr. Yuan,
What can you say about this book (by Cynthia Bloch) as a text for preparation for SCMAD:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0321198018/ref=pm_dp_ln_b_6/103-8619709-3083018?v=glance&s=books&n=507846&vi=reviews
Thank you!
Seid
 
Nicholas Cheung
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Hi Seid,
I guess (just my guess) Kathy and Berts are writing the book HeadFirst SCMAD.
However, it wont be available during the beta period.
I hope Berts and Kathy can give us some more hints on how to prepare this new exam!
Nick.
 
Seid Myadiyev
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Hi Nicholas (once again)
I really hope we can get more help and more examples from Kathy, Bert and Michael just like we did for SCBCD Beta - Business Component Developer!
There is not that much time left!
[ January 27, 2004: Message edited by: Seid Myadiyev ]
 
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Hi! From now on, let's move the conversations over to the new cert forum for SCMAD
My recommendations for a book are:
1) If you are new to J2ME/MIDP, get the one by Jonathon Knudsen (sorry I can't remember the name! It is the one that covers MIDP 2.0 -- so you have to get the right edition and not an older one).
It won't cover everything you need -- it does not go deep enough. But it's not bad for learning if you are brand new to J2ME and MIDP.
2) The Style Guide by Cynthia Bloch is also good. It *does* have helpful tips for some of the performance-related issues. Get this if you already understand how to write MIDP 2.0 MIDlets.
It is not needed for the exam, but it DOES have tips which are covered on the exam, and if you don't learn them on your own, this book can help point you in the right direction. I'll say more on this a little later...
The most important documents, of course, are the MIDP 2.0 and CLDC 1.1 specs. But you also need the JTWI spec and the WMA and MMAPI specs. Just download them all and keep them handy. The ones I referred to most are MIDP 2.0 spec and APIs, and CLDC 1.1. But there is a whole objectives section on WMA and one on MMAPI as well.
have fun
-Kathy
 
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Hi Guys,
We're going to slide this thread over to the SCMAD forum, see you there!
Bert
 
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