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Best J2ME book for novice - suggestions ?

 
Pho Tek
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I've browsed thru a couple of J2ME related books:
[1] Wireless Java Programming with J2ME
SAMS
by Yu Feng, et al..
[2] Wireless Java : Developing with Java 2, Micro Edition
Springer Verlag
by Jonathan B. Knudsen
[3] Programming Wireless Devices with the Java 2 (tm) Platform, Micro Edition
Addision Wesley
Book [1] provides a gentle introduction to J2ME and climaxes
with a full blown award winning wireless application. Very pragmatic and real-world book.
Book [2] by the Mr Knudsen is very compact and seemed like a half hearted attempt to get the book out as fast as possible.
Since book [3] is written some people working for SUN or endorsed by SUN; it reads like a very technical whitepaper. But with good coverage on the actual specs themselves and some design patterns - this is a good reference book to have.
Pho
P/S I wonder how good is the WROX book ? Has anyone given it a read yet ?
 
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i have bought #1 & # 3 as you have said one is practical and the other one is technical great combo
 
Richard Taylor
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P/S I wonder how good is the WROX book ? Has anyone given it a read yet ?

Well, I have...
When you say novice, do you mean new to Java or new to J2ME?
If you're new to Java then our book is not for you. Howver, if you're compy with Java, then it should be pitched just right! It intorduces all the new classes, the limitations, etc.
It really expects you to be be able to code in Java, and its all about teaching you differences between 'standard' PC Java and J2ME Java, with lots of examples. Its also covers other non-J2ME stuff too, becasue it tries to give fuller coverage than the average book (JavaCard, security, JTAPI, pseudo-RMI & RMI, JMS on mobile devices, hooking up to servlets, etc).
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Richard Taylor
Author of Professional Java Mobile Programming
 
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