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Programming Wireless Devices With the Java 2ND Editionby Roger Riggs
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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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This introductory guide explains the basics of Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) and offers instructions for building J2ME applications for Java-enabled wireless hand-held devices. Particular attention is given to application development, the key features of the new wireless game profile, and multimedia aspects of MIDP 2.0. The authors helped develop J2ME. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This volume provides a definitive introduction to the fundamentals of J2ME that explains how to build applications for Java-enabled wireless handheld devices.
About the Author
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.
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