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Java2ME, here I goooooo!

 
Stuart Goss
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Hi, I'm new to OOP and used to use a bit of FORTRAN;
but now looking at what's happening on the market with PDAs
and CellPhones, I have the urge to get into it and supply
companies or simply myself with applications in J2ME.
Will Eric's book supply me with the necessary start up info, even
though I haven't really started Java2 yet?
By the way, I'm also not a computer scientist, but
I think I'm pretty quick at catching up on things.
Will an emulator on a Windows or Linux OS suffice for the
beginning?
Where should I start? Am I doing the right thing ...
Thanks in advance, Stuart!
 
John Ryan
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Originally posted by Stuart Goss:
Hi, I'm new to OOP and used to use a bit of FORTRAN;
but now looking at what's happening on the market with PDAs
and CellPhones, I have the urge to get into it and supply
companies or simply myself with applications in J2ME.
Will Eric's book supply me with the necessary start up info, even
though I haven't really started Java2 yet?
By the way, I'm also not a computer scientist, but
I think I'm pretty quick at catching up on things.
Will an emulator on a Windows or Linux OS suffice for the
beginning?
Where should I start? Am I doing the right thing ...
Thanks in advance, Stuart!

A lot of the stuff in Erics book can be found on the internet if your prepared to spend a considerable amount of time looking (possibly a couple of weeks). However if you dont have that time the book brings most of the material thats out there together in a comprehensive manner.
john
 
Stuart Goss
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Thanks.
Is the CLDC class information 1.0 enough to
program a cellphone application?
Stuart
 
Mark Herschberg
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To program a simple application, such as on a cell phone, you need to use CLDC and MIDP. As John pointed out, most of the info is on the web. If you read the J2ME, CLDC, and MIDP specs, whitepapers, and related documentation, you should get what you need. Eric's book will get your going faster, although obvsaiouly doesn't go into the level of detail that you get from a spec.
There are a fair number of emulators and IDEs out there, although everyone but Sun seems to keep punting the current version and promising something New and Improved!(TM) in the future.

--Mark
hershey@vaultus.com
 
Stuart Goss
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Ok, I got myself the Wireless Toolkit from Sun.
Now all I need to do is get on with learning Java2
and reading specs, yeah?
Stuart
 
john muchow
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I have posted several examples on my J2ME website. Once you get all the software installed, stop by and take a look.
Also, if you need any help getting started, I have a new article online at ONJava.com that addresses how to download, install and write your first MIDlet.
Two helpful links:
OnJava:
ONjava
Core J2ME
Core J2ME
john
 
Stuart Goss
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Thanks a lot,
I'll notify you when I'm far enough to need a helpful hand!
Stuart
 
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