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Visual Studio v. J2ME for Mobile Phone App Development?

 
Siegfried Heintze
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I attended a great session at the Boulder visual studio users group where the speaker demonstrated "Hello World" for a distributed mobile phone app using approximately 5 different development environments. He did them live and I was very impressed.

Unfortunately, he was rather biased in favor of Microsoft's Visual Studio and did not have anything good to say about J2ME.

I tried to point out that since he paid a lot more $ for Microsoft Visual studio than he did for J2ME (which was free) it was no surprise that it was much much easier to develope with Microsoft visual studio. No one I know of sends Bill $ because he is a charity case.

Having just purchased a programmable smart phone can I assume that the speaker is correct in saying that just using the free J2ME (and friends) makes mobile app development very tedious?

Can I assume that there are some comparable J2ME alternatives to Microsoft Visual Studio that make Mobile App development less tedious? What might they be?

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Monica Young
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I'm kinda new to J2ME but I find that NetBeans with the Mobility Pack is very user friendly & quite intuitive. It takes a little long to load, but I think it's worth it.
 
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I will actually agree with the speaker that it is much easier to make a quick and pretty applicaiton in VS for Mobile Devices than it does in J2ME.

But, I would also argue that there are way more devices that run J2ME than Microsoft Mobile application code.

Mark
 
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