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Books for J2ME?

 
Mindy Walker
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Are there any books out there to learn J2ME? All I can find on amazon is: "Java 2 Micro Edition: A Professional Developer's Guide" by Eric Giguere. But the problem is it won't be published until Nov. 17, 2000!
What's a girl to do???
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paul wheaton
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Who publishes the book? Maybe they'll donate a free copy or two to get the forum rolling.
 
Matt Midcap
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Good idea Paul. I looked on amazon here:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0471390658/o/qid=971556097/sr=8-1/ref=aps_sr_b_1_3/104-4647802-9697506
This was the only reference I could find too. Here is the info:
John Wiley & Sons; ISBN: 0471390658
 
paul wheaton
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I wrote to the publisher. We'll see what happens.
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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why you want books ? You download CLDC / CDC specifications. You study them properly. you can the best information from the authentic resource. It gives all the information regarding what are changes in J2ME from J2SE. There are white papers avaialbe regarding KVM on Sun's site. You can download J2ME from sun's site ( 4.5 MB download ) . there are plenty of other information on java.sun.com . You have got tracks of J2ME guru Bill Day ( JAVAONE 2000 conference on their site). You can get a lot of information on Bill Day's site. Internet has made teremendous thing. You search on the web , you will get tremendous info.
If I have not mistaken the book is doing to be published on 17th November 2000. Right now there is no other alternative but to go to java.sun.com & get as much as possible.
I will help you if you have any problem in finding resource. A lot of work is going on in this area. As you know this is not easy area. Generalluy people still prefer to do the programming in C -assembly. You need to know that you have very small foot print & your response time ( response time of device ) is of premium importance.
I think this is useful. Bye.
[This message has been edited by shailesh sonavadekar (edited October 18, 2000).]
 
Matt Midcap
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shailesh,
I think books are the natural thing that people look for when they are starting to learn something new. Your advise is good but you must also realize that not everyone is as up to date on training issues.
Thanks for your input and offer to help, I might even be e-mailing you soon
Best Regards,
Matt
 
shailesh sonavadekar
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why you need a book ? by that i mean that The books are going to be prepared by the resources that author will get from Sun. J2ME is field which is nascent field. So, you will put say $50 for the book & afterwards if you come to know that there is no content then it is waste of precious money which could have been used for other good things.
Since , lots of resources are made available by Sun officially. they are doing quitea good job. Palm has given free emulator to test your application. So , you start with that. & then compare with the book before purchasing that whether it is giving concrete concepts or just superficial overview.
I think , I am quite clear now , by what I mean. Please tell me if somewhere I am wrong. As you said to learn new things , you will go for books. But what is the use if the book is not providing you the depth. That is what I mean.
My frank opininon is that People should be aware of the issues of new technologies & to know where the technology is moving. It is enevitable in the internet era. You have to be on your toes literally. I know people have personal problems. But ,that's life.
 
Eric Giguere
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Personally, I find a good book on a topic that gives me an overview of how everything fits together, and where to find all the stuff I need, to be invaluable. That's what I've tried to do with the book. Yes, a lot of the information is available on the Sun website, but you have to find it and read a lot to understand it. Sometimes you even have to poke through the source code to figure out what's going on. Hopefully my book will help busy people get started with J2ME. But as you point out, they'll still have to read the specifications -- but at least they'll know which ones they have to read and which ones they can ignore, and where to get them from.
For those who are looking for more info about my book, see my website at http://www.ericgiguere.com/j2mebook.
Eric
 
ACE VENTURA
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WELL IT WON'T BE BAD FOR FREE .......
 
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