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Good book for learning J2ME & MIDP

 
Reuben Cleetus
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Hello All,
I am new to J2ME, but after buying my new Motoroka i90c phone (Nextel Service), I am very interested in learning J2ME, and specifically, the MIDP profile.
Does anyone have any books they would recommend for someone with several years of Java experience, keeping in mind that I have never before delved into J2ME (and consequently know very little about it)?
One book I did find was called Core J2ME Technology and MIDP. I almost bought it, but then remembered that my good friends at the Ranch may have a better recommendation!
Thank You,
Reuben Cleetus.
 
Cindy Glass
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Why don't you check out the BunkHouse. We have a section there for Miscellaneous that has some reviews for J2ME and Wireless Computing.
 
john muchow
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Hi Reuben,
There are many good J2ME books on the market. It really depends on just what you are looking for in a book. Let me give you a quick run down of my intention in writing Core J2ME.
I wanted to write a book that would address all aspects of the API. An in-depth look at the various classes, methods and how to apply the same in writing wireless applications. Examples vary from short and simple to rather involved. An example of the later includes a discussion of session management in detail demonstrating how to use cookies and URL-rewriting to communicate with Java servlets.
Your best best (if possible) is to visit a book store that has several J2ME books and take some time browsing the contents.
Hope that helps.
Regards,
John Muchow
Core J2ME Technology and MIDP
 
Reuben Cleetus
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Hello John,
Thanks for your reply -- I actually ended up buying your book! It was highly recommended by friends, and got great reviews on Amazon and other sites.
I think J2ME may become the primier tool of Java programmers in the next few years, as devices exceed PCs in numbers. I think this is already true in Asia and perhaps in Europe as well.
I've already begun making my way through the chapters, and find it a very readable book. I hope somewhere soon it talks about getting MobileSet 2 installed with JBuilder 6 -- I've had trouble getting it working.
Thank You,
Reuben Cleetus.
 
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