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Am I correct in assuming that I could use any Java IDE to develop Personal Profile applications, provided I use the Java 1.3.1 API/SDK ? I am using the following information to arrive at this conclusion:
"With respect to APIs in the java.* packages, it is a subset of the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition (J2SE), version 1.3.1. Applications written to these APIs in Personal Profile 1.0 are therefore upward-compatible to J2SE 1.3.1."
In theory, yes, you can use a J2SE IDE to developer PP apps. However, since PP is only a subset of J2SE, the IDE would not alert you when you use APIs beyond the PP boundary. You will only find out when you deploy. Some IDEs support PP development. Most noticeable are IBM WebSphere Device Developer and CodeWarrior Wireless Studio.