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Searching for a good J2ME book

 
Dirk Trompetter
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Hi,
can someone recommend a good book about J2ME programming for beginners?
thanks
 
ersin eser
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book from Addison Wesley is excellent ( technical aspect ) isbn 0201746271
book from sams is excellent ( practical aspect )isbn 0672321351
 
Dirk Trompetter
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Thank you, i'll check these books.
 
Christophe Lee
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How is Wrox's Professional Java Mobile Programming?
I've heard mixed reviews on it. (actually, there were only 3 reviews on amazon and one was bad. but the same reviewer gave Yu Feng's J2ME book full marks, so could just be sabotage?).
 
Richard Taylor
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Originally posted by Christophe Lee:
How is Wrox's Professional Java Mobile Programming?
I've heard mixed reviews on it. (actually, there were only 3 reviews on amazon and one was bad. but the same reviewer gave Yu Feng's J2ME book full marks, so could just be sabotage?).

As one of the authors, I noticed that review. It was critical of the fact that there was no coverage of the MIDP for Palm. In fact, there is coverage, but only one page - the reason being that there's not a lot to say about MIDP for Palm! It works, just like any other MIDP implementation (bugs aside), so there didn't seem much point in laburing over it, other than a description of how to run a simple MIDP application.
(If anyone wants to see more than that, then do tell me! Maybe there's something obvious that I haven't seen...)
The other criticism was that it was too simple. This is partly valid, but when you're faced with a new technology, as J2ME is, you cannot afford to ignore basic introductions - that would be unacceptable. As for the complex stuff, I think there's some good stuff on JMS, hooking into servlets, RMI (and pseudo-RMI), security, synchronisation, and so on, so I fell the criticism was a little harsh.
As an aside, if you compare it to Wrox's Professional WAP book, I believe its pitched at the same level, with a mix of introductory and advanced chapters, and that got excellent reviews. Oh, well, you can't please everyone - but we try our best :-)
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Eric Giguere
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Don't forget that people are more inclined to criticize you in public than praise you. Readers who dislike a book are much more likely to complain about it. Readers who like a book probably won't write a review about it. So you have to take the Amazon reviews with a grain of salt, at least when it comes to the extremely negative views. Also, you can't please everyone -- no matter how many people tell you they love your book, there will always be someone who wasn't satisfied. Hopefully, the majority of readers like it.
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Eric Giguere
author of:
Java 2 Micro Edition : A Professional Developer's Guide
PalmTM Database Programming: The Complete Developer's Guide
 
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