"If you take this title for what it is, a line of brief but technically correct overviews of different parts of developing for the handheld world, it is money well spent." (CVu - Jnl of the Association of C & C++ Users, October 2001)
From the Publisher
Can Java be used effectively on small computing devices? Absolutely, says expert Eric Giguère as he introduces Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME)the new release from Sun Microsystems designed specifically to run on small computing devices like cellular telephones or personal digital assistants. Giguère goes on to provide an in-depth tutorial on how to program using this new platform, covering all the concepts, configurations, and implementations youll need to get started. He clearly explains how J2ME is different from standard Java and offers an unbiased view of the programming choices available for the rapidly exploding market of handheld and embedded devices. Youll find authoritative discussions on a host of highly relevant topics, including:
-- Coding strategies for small devices and how J2ME lets you write Java programs that dont take too much memory or processor power
-- J2ME specifications, including the profiles that define the capabilities available to various devices
-- The KVM and the history of its development
-- How to use the various J2ME implementations
Includes a CD-ROM with samples and SDKs for J2ME programming.