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IDEs for J2ME development?

Chittaranjan Joshi

Joined: Jun 15, 2004
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Are there good IDEs for J2ME application development?

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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Moving this to the IDEs and Other Tools forum...

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Michael Yuan
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Joined: Mar 07, 2002
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Article I wrote for last year's JavaOne (2003):


An even earlier version on JavaWorld is this:


Most of the points are still valid. The significant update is that Nokia SDKs now integrates with Eclipse as well. But all in all, I still prefer to write code in IDEA and build it with ANT or Antenna.

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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
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I just stumbled across a Java Pro article from October, 2002 on the subject.


It covers Metrowerks' CodeWarrior Wireless Studio, Sun ONE Studio 4 Mobile Edition (formerly Forte for Java Mobile Edition), Data Representations' Simplicity, Zucotto's Whiteboard, Borland's JBuilder MobileSet, and IBM's WebSphere Studio Device Developer.
[ August 07, 2004: Message edited by: Dirk Schreckmann ]
Masoud Kalali
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Joined: Jul 08, 2004
Posts: 531

Websphere studio device developer
is good choice , if you want a commerical one , I have work with it from 1years ago
If you want a free solution then check www.eclipse.org download eclipse
and then check http://eclipse-plugins.2y.net/eclipse/index.jsp there are 2 / 3 eclipse plugins for developing j2me application by eclipse.

Masoud Kalali
Software Engineer - My Weblog - GlassFish Security
Robert Virkus

Joined: Jun 26, 2004
Posts: 16
I recommend using your favourite IDE for the coding and Ant for the building of the applications.

My favourite IDEs are Eclipse and NetBeans, my favourite Ant-tool is J2ME Polish (which is written by me, incidently ;-)

Best regards,
C Kutler
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Joined: Apr 15, 2004
Posts: 62
Here is a tutorial on how to use NetBeans for J2ME projects. That should give a clue as to whether NetBeans meets your needs: http://www.netbeans.org/kb/articles/j2me_tutorial.html

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Frank Malinowski
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Joined: Jul 24, 2003
Posts: 30
Originally posted by Chittaranjan Joshi:
Are there good IDEs for J2ME application development?

That depends on what you would like the IDE to do for you. I used JBuilder to write my code and Sun's Wireless Toolkit to package and run the apps.

I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
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