Nikos Pougounias

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Nikos Pougounias is a software engineer based in sunny Athens, Greece.
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Hi,

The problem is that your class has the same name as the exception you want to test.

Actually which class should be at line 15: javax.servlet.jsp.SkipPageException or org.taghandler.SkipPageException?
Hello,

When designing and developing a game for BlackBerry, are there any special considerations to take into account in relation to the different models? I mean models that are in the market at the same time. For instance, the local store near by currently provides BlackBerry 8520, 9500, 8900, 9520, 9700.

These devices may have slight differences in the memory, CPU, and major differences in the screen size and resolution. Do the RIM libraries ensure a smooth experience for the users of different BlackBerry devices or the software engineer should make specific considerations?
9 years ago
Hello Carol,

In a few words what is the advantage of using the classes provided by RIM over MIDP? I would say tighter integration with the device and its operating system, but is that only?

Would a developer, who is focused on the BlackBerry market, would ever reject the RIM functionality for the favor of MIDP?

Thanks in advance.
9 years ago

Carol Hamer wrote:
If you go this route, I have one piece of advice to keep in mind before you start: You'll want to be able to connect your device directly to the Virtual Machine with a USB cable. When you create a new Virtual Box VM, USB is not activated by default. Be sure to activate it before installing the Windows OS in the virtual machine (otherwise you'll have to re-install Windows after setting it to accept USB connections -- the Windows installation can't handle the switch). Also note that the VirtualBox open source edition (OSE) doesn't support USB connections, but the Oracle/SUN version of VirtualBox is free and works well on both Linux and Mac OS.



Hello Carol,

Do you think having a real device from the first place is an essential part for game development in BlackBerry?

In the RIM site there quite a few emulators for various models. How important do you consider testing the game on real devices during the development phase?
9 years ago
Hi,

BlackBerries are widely used by people with limited free time whose primary focus is making business.

Being so many years in Software Engineering, have you met a real demand for games in BlackBerry? Do you think that persons with this specific profile would use their BlackBerry for entertainment? In other words, would they invest some time playing games?

Thanks.
9 years ago
Welcome to both of you!

It's a really interesting topic: Games on BlackBerry using Java technology!

What to say about Carol & Andrew; they have both written exciting books in the past. Who hasn't enjoyed "Killer Game Programming in Java" and "J2ME Games with MIDP2"!
9 years ago
I'm sorry, I thought it was March.. 2009!
11 years ago
Bravo Milton, congrats!
11 years ago
Yes, I'm also preparing for the SCWCD exam.

The mock is a product of a few months preparation and 2 years experience in Servlets.

Good luck!
Hi, I've compiled a free mock specific for Servlets here.

For those using Head First Servlets and JSP, 2nd Edition it accompanies chapters 4-6.

I hope it will help all the fellow ranchers to get a deeper understanding for this topic.

Thanks,
Nikos
Generics need one step at a time, please be patient. You may try this: SCJP Mock exam for Generics.

For Input / Output, you may see this: Free SCJP 6 Mock exam for I/O.

Thanks,
Nikos
Hi Aaron,

These tutorials, I've created, have practical examples for dynamic attributes as well: Skills for Tag Files, Skills for Simple Tag handlers, and Skills for Custom Tag handlers.

Also, there is an excellent post here in JavaRanch, by the co-author of HFSJ.

Thanks,
Nikos
Cheekati, you've really been running a long-long road the past weeks here in the Ranch. A big BRAVO for you! Congrats
11 years ago