Win a copy of The Little Book of Impediments (e-book only) this week in the Agile and Other Processes forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Emulation Tools

 
Gregg Bolinger
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Chrome IntelliJ IDE Mac OS X
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Are there or what are the best Emulation tools for J2ME's different processors freely available? I would like to learn J2ME but don't want to have to purchase each device I want to develop for for testing purposes.
Thanks.
 
Michael Yuan
author
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1427
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
J2ME is about platform independence, right? Anyway, all device vendors provide device emulators in their own SDKs that you can test against. Just visit their developer web sites. If you want real devices for testing check out the Nokia loaner device program.
 
Lasse Koskela
author
Sheriff
Posts: 11962
5
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Gregg, emulators are available from vendors but remember that at some point before releasing your application, you should validate that the performance of your application does not cause high blood pressure... I don't know about the absolute latest versions of emulators but some time ago at least the emulators did not simulate the actual performance of a real mobile too well.
For example, check out "Benchmark results" of the JavaWorld J2ME benchmark referred to in another thread.
[ June 24, 2003: Message edited by: Lasse Koskela ]
 
Jonathan Knudsen
Author
Ranch Hand
Posts: 55
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Originally posted by Gregg Bolinger:
Are there or what are the best Emulation tools for J2ME's different processors freely available? I would like to learn J2ME but don't want to have to purchase each device I want to develop for for testing purposes.
Thanks.

I think the best place to start is with Sun's J2ME Wireless Toolkit, which is easy to set up and use. It provides its own emulator, which is pretty good. When you get closer to release time, you'll need to run your application on a variety of emulators. Nokia has a bunch (from http://www.forum.nokia.com/), Motorola has some (use the iDEN ones), Sony Ericsson has a P800 and T610, and more are available. Most of these plug into the J2ME Wireless Toolkit.
 
Burk Hufnagel
Ranch Hand
Posts: 814
3
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Borland's JBuilder supports J2ME development. TO that end it let's you run your app in an emulated system. I believe it ships with the Wireless Toolkit, but you can also add Palm's emulator (POSE) as well.
JBuilder lets you easily switch between emulated devices by selecting the device type as a config option.
Hope this helps...
Burk
 
Gregg Bolinger
Ranch Hand
Posts: 15304
6
Chrome IntelliJ IDE Mac OS X
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Thanks a lot for all the answers guys. I will check out the Wireless Tooklit as you have suggested.
 
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic