- Release Date: 05 March, 2003
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Author: Jonathan Knudsen
Customer Rating: 4.14 of 5 (7 total reviews)
- Very good introduction to J2ME CLDC/MIDP
I am commenting on the First Edition of this book.
I own two books on introductory J2ME development in a CLDC/MIDP environment: this is the better of the two. Mr. Knudsen writes well (no silly jokes or other distracting nonsense), and covers the core material one needs to begin programming MIDlets.
Chapter 12 in the first edition is extremely useful, wherein the practical use of message digests on the client side are illustrated.
All in all, a good book for the bookshelf, and one I recommend to friends interested in J2ME CLDC/MIDP programming.
This book is really, really daft, because to date there is only a minute number of mobile phones available on the planet which implement MIDP 2.0. You can't imagine how painful that is, because chances are you won't be able to run Knudsen's code on your device. Not only that, you won't even be able to compile it with your version 1 tools. It's a shame really, it's otherwise a good intro to J2ME with plenty of code and an appendix which serves as a reference. Pity that we'll all have to wait at least for another year to use this book while the mobile device manufacturers get up to speed. I for one am a bitterly disappointed programmer, I can tell you that, and wish I hadn't spend my last bucks on this book.
- Really cool INTRO book on J2ME
This book is a pleasure to read. The style is concise but clear,
the code clean and simple, and compile and works perfectly.
Besides you will have clear, detailed explanation (not only directives or instructions) on how to compile and run it.
As and added bonus, the books uses mainly Ant for building the examples so you can integrated this new knowledge nicely using the tools you should be using for your usual development projects in Java. I give it only 4 stars because the book title should be INTRO to J2ME development as the coverage is broad (forms, networking, persistent storage, evena nice chapter on games!) but not terribly deep in any area. But if you are new to J2ME and hate wading through the docs buy this book and you will not regret it!
The price is reasonable, too.