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Eric Giguere
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As some of you know, I write a monthly set of J2ME Tech Tips for Sun. I don't get much feedback on them, (which generally means it's positive, I think) so if you have any feedback I'd like to hear from you. I'll often base my tips on questions that I get that involve more than just a paragraph or two.
 
Andres Gonzalez
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I subscribed for the Tips like two months ago.
They have helped me a lot, particularly the ones that perform http connections. You should write them every fortnight instead of monthly .
Is there any online repository for all the tips you have written? I haven't found any...
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Glad you like them. All of the tech tips are available for reading online on Sun's JDC (Java Developer Connection) website. There's a link to the page on www.j2medeveloper.com.
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Horaci Macias
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I agree with Andres, I find your tech tips very useful. Just some suggestions:
* I tryed to download your source code of "PARSING XML IN CLDC-BASED PROFILES" and I can't. The url is http://www.ericgiguere.com/techtips/XMLTest.zip. Is there another location for this file?
* I've read a lot of tech tips from http connections to xml parsing, but I haven't found any tip comparing j2me toolkits or IDEs, and how to write/compile/debug with them. I think it would be useful a tip describing how to debug MidLets, to avoid System.outs or other kind of traces.
* Finally, I think people would send you more feed back if you created some kind of "competition". I mean, if you explain how to use RMS and finally you suggest a little exercise like "how to read/write from/to RMS minimizing memory use and time" and present the readers' solutions compared you would get (in my opinion) more feedback.
Thank you for all your tech tips, and keep going with them
Horaci Macias
 
Eric Giguere
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Originally posted by Horaci Macias:
I agree with Andres, I find your tech tips very useful. Just some suggestions:

Thanks!
* I tryed to download your source code of "PARSING XML IN CLDC-BASED PROFILES" and I can't. The url is http://www.ericgiguere.com/techtips/XMLTest.zip. Is there another location for this file?

There seems to be some kind of internal configuration error with my web server. I have contacted my hosting service so that they can fix it. In the meantime, you can send me mail and I can send it out to you.
* I've read a lot of tech tips from http connections to xml parsing, but I haven't found any tip comparing j2me toolkits or IDEs, and how to write/compile/debug with them. I think it would be useful a tip describing how to debug MidLets, to avoid System.outs or other kind of traces.

The format of the J2ME Tech Tips is set by Sun and must be vendor-neutral, so I can't do that kind of thing, sorry.
Finally, I think people would send you more feed back if you created some kind of "competition". I mean, if you explain how to use RMS and finally you suggest a little exercise like "how to read/write from/to RMS minimizing memory use and time" and present the readers' solutions compared you would get (in my opinion) more feedback.

Again, the format is not up to me. You'd have send feedback to Sun (there's an address at the end of the tech tips) and suggest it.
 
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