Programming Wireless Devices with the Java™2 Platform, Micro Edition, 2nd Edition
- By Roger Riggs, Antero Taivalsaari, Jim van Peursem, Jyri Huopaniemi, Mark Patel, Aleksi Uotila
- Published Jun 10, 2003 by Addison-Wesley Professional. Part of the Java Series series.
- Copyright 2003
- Dimensions: 7 3/8x9-1/4
- Pages: 464
- Edition: 2nd
- ISBN-10: 0-321-19798-4
- ISBN-13: 978-0-321-19798-6
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Product Author Bios
Roger Riggs is a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems who focuses on design and architecture of the Java 2 Micro Edition platform for wireless devices. He led Sun¿s efforts within the Java Community Process to standardize the MIDP 1.0 and 2.0 APIs.
Antero Taivalsaari is a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems. Dr. Taivalsaari co-founded the Spotless project at Sun Labs, and designed the original KVM system that became the cornerstone of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition. In addition, he led the CLDC 1.0 and 1.1 standardization efforts.
Jim Van Peursem is chief architect for the J2ME platform at Motorola. Dr. Van Peursem has been actively involved in the application of Java technologies in mobile wireless devices from the beginning. His contributions include serving as specification lead for JSR 118 (MIDP 2.0) and interpretation guru for JSR 037 (MIDP 1.0).
Jyri Huopaniemi is research manager at Nokia Research Center. Dr. Huopaniemi led the Mobile Media API (JSR 135) and Mobile 3D Graphics API (JSR 184) standardization efforts. He was also responsible for the Sound API of MIDP 2.0.
Mark Patel is the lead graphics architect for the J2ME platform at Motorola. His involvement with Java spans several years and includes the development of various APIs for graphics and user interfaces. He led the development of the Game API for MIDP 2.0.
Aleksi Uotila is a senior design engineer for the J2ME platform at Nokia. He has actively contributed to several J2ME-related expert groups within the Java Community Process, including MIDP 1.0 and 2.0.
This book presents the Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME™) standards that support the development of applications for consumer devices such as mobile phones, two-way pagers, and wireless personal organizers. To create these standards, Sun collaborated with such consumer device companies as Motorola, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Research In Motion, Samsung, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, and many others. The result is a highly portable, small-footprint application development environment that brings the unique capabilities of Java technology, including platform independence and enhanced security, to the rapidly growing wireless market.
This definitive Java™ Series guide provides a programmer's introduction to the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition. It presents a general description of wireless technology and an overview of the J2ME platform. In addition, the book details the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) version 1.1 and the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) version 2.0, the standards that define the Java platform features and libraries for wireless, resource-constrained devices.
Written by a team of authors that includes the original J2ME technology experts from Sun, Motorola, and Nokia, this book provides a description of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, as well as practical implementation advice.
The Java™ Series is supported, endorsed, and authored by the creators of the Java technology at Sun Microsystems, Inc. It is the official place to go for complete, expert, and definitive information on Java technology. The books in this Series provide the inside information you need to build effective, robust, and portable applications and applets. The Series is an indispensable resource for anyone targeting the Java™ 2 platform.
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Review of "Programming Wireless Devices with the J2ME",
This review is from: Programming Wireless Devices with the Java¿2 Platform, Micro Edition (2nd Edition) (Paperback)So I have been programming with J2ME and DOJA for a while on various Japanese Cellphones. The Japanese cellphones that do support the full MIDP/CLDC combination do not yet support the MIDP 2.0 that this book is covering, but I thought it would be a good idea to check out what I might be able to use when they do, and also try and clear up my own confusion about what precisely the CLDC and MIDP actually are.
Having read the book I think I have a better idea of the distinction between CLDC and MIDP, but still don't feel wonderfully sure. The impression I come away with is that the CLDC is about ensuring a basic level of functionality and the MIDP describes a wider range of functionality such as GUIs and Advanced communications features. This would make sense then if the Japanese Docomo Java framework was CLDC and AU/Vodaphone framework was both CLDC and MIDP.
The book itself was reasonably informative as to the new MIDP 2.0 features, and I was interested to see some good code... Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I want to learn coding not reading...,
This review is from: Programming Wireless Devices with the Java¿2 Platform, Micro Edition (2nd Edition) (Paperback)This is NOT the book to learn how to programming in J2ME! You need a great imagination to learn the content of this book, if you have never experienced J2ME before, beacause it contains little code example. In spite of this, the book contains only 7 compileable code example, all others are code segments -- that is you need to do a lot of tedious coding your self to get it running.
This book should more likely be used as a reference manual by experienced J2ME programmer. The structure of this book is clear, so it is easy to retrieve information. But the authors of this book seems have a tendency to fill pages, as they use "Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition" and "Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition" (and other similar) instead of "J2SE" and "J2ME" through out the book, as if readers can't remember an acronym!
If you are looking for a book for learning "how to program with J2ME" you should not choose this one. [...]
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Upgrade to MIDP 2 and CLDC 1.1,
This review is from: Programming Wireless Devices with the Java¿2 Platform, Micro Edition (2nd Edition) (Paperback)The market for small devices (cellphones, PDAs, watches,...) with computational ability, but much less so than a standard PC or laptop is potentially vast. No one disputes this. Its allure is enhanced by there being no overly dominant player hoovering up over 50% of the profits, like Microsoft and Intel collectively in PCs.
Logically, Sun sees growth here and this book is part of its frenetic rollout. It differs from the first edition because of significant upgrades to the 2 standards its describes. The Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) went from version 1 in 1999 to 1.1 in 2002. It added more features that the book describes in detail. Basically, they give a richer compatibility with standard java (J2SE). The other standard, Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) went from version 1 to 2 in 2002. To developers the key additions were APIs for sound and games. In retrospect, MIDP 1 was indeed primitive, to lack these.
Commercially, the MIDP 2 changes in the book may... Read more
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