The J2ME platform is designed for devices with limited memory, display, and processing power including cellular phones, PDAs, and pagers. Core J2ME Technology & MIDP covers everything you need to develop powerful applications for this rapidly expanding wireless market.
Part I starts with an overview of J2ME, configurations, and profiles, before explaining in detail the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) and the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP). Muchow then walks you through creating a complete development environment-from downloading J2ME to troubleshooting.
Part II details programming with MIDP, including exhaustive coverage of the MIDP programming interface, high-level and low-level user interface components, networking support, and persistent storage.
It is estimated that in Japan alone over 20 million Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) enabled mobile phones were manufactured in 2001. The opportunity for those interested in writing for the J2ME platform speaks for itself. With its support for a broad range of devices and portability across platforms, acceptance among manufacturers and service providers has been astounding.
The focus of this book is on application development using the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) and Connected, Limited Device Configuration (CLDC). Together, these application programming interfaces (API's) form a complete J2ME development toolkit for wireless devices including: mobile phones, pagers and personal organizers.