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andrew none
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hey guys, i'm new around

i have been an amateur programmer since aroun 8 years (now i'm 17) with various languages - qbasic, vb, c/c++, and i'm currently into php/mysql.

i have recently bought a siemens sk65 with a data cable, and after checking the internet, i have seen that not only major companies make software in some java edition, but also various interested programmers.

i am interested in doing something like this too. i would like to start making software for mobile phones - but i'm not sure if i'm in the right place. anyone can post any guidelines? please, don't just post links and say "go there". i have chekced j2me and there are a lot of stuff to download.

i suppose i need a sdk, or.. ?
thanks for your time.
 
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Hi Andrew.

First the fun stuff. We have a Naming Policy here at JavaRanch of everyone using their real first and real last names. While I am sure Andrew is your first name, "None" is not your last name. Please click on the My Profile link above.

Now, you might find it easier for you to go to, pardon the bad word, .net mobile because of your VB experience. But do you know the basics of Java? Because J2ME is a SDK of Java, with some special classes specifically for Mobile devices. All you would really need to download is the Wireless Toolkit from java.sun.com

Good Luck

Mark
 
Andrew Horia
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i don't remember my old username :/
anyway, i updated my name, it's andrew in english, and andrei in my native tongue, but i left it andrew. (i'm romanian)

i have 0 experience with java. i have installed the mobiles toolkit and the java sdk with netbeams (latest i found on sun.com) but i don't know anything. when i said vb, i ment vb 6, 5 and below. i haven't worked with vb.net.

but i'm wondering, doesn't it compile *better* if i use native java, and a java compiler? i know the final code is conversed from keywords to a java binary, but i was just wondering, doesn't it have any influence if it's vb or java?

i am thinking of building some simple applications, so i can get used with *whatever language i'll need* (i suppose java, but if there is a compiler for C/C++ code, it would be great). i was thinking of a hello world, and some image bouncing on the screen(changing angle when hits a border, i'm sure you know).

if i'm not requesting too much, can anyone help me with some examples? even the keywords and a very summary description of what they do would be great. i will need one more thing, if i may - a tutorial for compiling java code to .jar files, for dummies. i found working examples in the java mobile edition software, but how do i compile them to transfer them to my cell phone?

regards,
andrew
[ May 20, 2006: Message edited by: Andrew Horia ]
 
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