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S Keshavamurthy
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Hi,
I am new to this field in Java, but it sounds interesting. Needed some tips or links for more details.
 
Richard Taylor
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Well, assuming you're interested in Java for mobile phone, pagers and PDAS, you want to look at CLDC and MIDP. What's all that eman? Well visit the sites below.
To learn:
- the web.
- Start with an overview at java.sun.com/products/midp
- www.microjava.com
- www.billday.com/j2me
- you can get the specification from the same place at Sun too, but its pretty dry
- finally, www.javamobiles.com for possible devices
- or a book. Most J2ME books are an easier introduction than the specification, but I couldn't possibly recommend one...
To experiment with code:
- the simplest and cheapest (make that free) toolkit must be the J2ME Wirelss Toolkit (J2MEWTK) from Sun http://java.sun.com/products/midp again. You'll run to be running a Windoze machine, though, to use it.
- other IDEs are
- JBuilder (a Nokia-specific one is available free from Nokia's site)
- Metrowerks www.metrowerks.com (you have 30 days evaluation) - Zucotto Whiteboard -www.zucotto.com (free version available)
Sun's J2MEWTK comes with example code, and is pretty straightforward to set up.However, you are expected to understand Java first, so if you're new to Java buy an intro book so you've got it next to you whilst you experiment.
 
Balaji Loganathan
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Hi S Keshavamurthy,
R Taylor has given you very pathway to learn the stuff asked..you will sure get attracted towards j2me + java if you follow the way given by him.
Regards
Balaji
Originally posted by Richard Taylor:
Well, assuming you're interested in Java for mobile phone,
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S Keshavamurthy
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Thanks for the info Richard and Balaji. Will get back as soon as i start working on the stuff.
 
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