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Yi Meng
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i have access to the two books below, can anyone comment on these two book with regard to SCMAD exam?
1.
Programming Wireless Devices with the Java� 2 Platform, Micro Edition
By Roger Riggs, Antero Taivalsaari, Mark VandenBrink
Publisher : Addison Wesley
Pub Date : June 01, 2001
ISBN : 0-201-74627-1
2.
Core J2ME� Technology & MIDP
By John W. Muchow
Publisher : Prentice Hall PTR
Pub Date : December 21, 2001
ISBN : 0-13-066911-3
Thanks a lot


Meng Yi
Kathy Sierra
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Actually, I like the John Muchow book A LOT, and as a matter of fact, he was one of the developers of the exam. However, the book is very outdated, so it does not cover some of the newer specs. But... it is a good book for learning J2ME if you are brand new. I recommended the Jonathon Knudsen book instead of John's book, only because Jonathon Knudsen's book is on the new specs. However, if you have access to John Muchow's book, I have found it easier to learn from if you are new to this. He has really nice ways of explaining things.
Right now, his publisher has no plans to update the book, But John may become involved in the SCMAD study guide.
I am not familiar with the other book, so I don't know.
cheers,
Kathy
Michael Yuan
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The first book on your list has a second edition now which covers MIDP v2. But it gets so many authors (8 or something?) each writing one chapter. I find the chapter-to-chapter quality is not very conssistent.


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Seid Myadiyev
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Mr. Yuan,
Thank you very much for your reply!
I have looked at the book which you pointed out:
http://www.aw-bc.com/catalog/academic/product/0,4096,0321197984-PRE,00.html
and would like to ask your final opinion on whether or not it would be helpful to me for SCMAD Beta preparation! Please advise! Thank you once again!
Seid
Michael Yuan
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Originally posted by Seid Myadiyev:
Mr. Yuan,
Thank you very much for your reply!
I have looked at the book which you pointed out:
http://www.aw-bc.com/catalog/academic/product/0,4096,0321197984-PRE,00.html
and would like to ask your final opinion on whether or not it would be helpful to me for SCMAD Beta preparation! Please advise! Thank you once again!
Seid

The answer is "yes". This is one of few books in the market that cover MIDp v2. Its authors are on the MIDP spec team -- they know their stuff. I do not think it is as easy to follow as Jonathan's book. But if you can get your hands on this one, yes, it will help your get your (SC) MAD cert!
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Howdy,
We're going to slide this thread over to the SCMAD forum, see you there!
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michelle Wang
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I have these books:
1.Java 2 Micro Edition (Manning)
2.J2ME in a Nutshell (Oreilly)
3.Learning Wireless Java (Oreilly)
4.Micro Java Game Development (AWL)
Which one is suitable for the bata exam? Or if anyone have other good suggestions? Please list out, thanks~~~~
[ January 28, 2004: Message edited by: Wang Jing Li ]
[ January 28, 2004: Message edited by: Wang Jing Li ]

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Ashik Uzzaman
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O'Reilly's book on J2ME was sort of refernnce, not much useful if you have the spec. I rather found SAMS J2ME 21 days good as a beginning.


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Xie Ruchang
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1.Java 2 Micro Edition (Manning)
2.J2ME in a Nutshell (Oreilly)
3.Learning Wireless Java (Oreilly)
4.Micro Java Game Development (AWL)

I have these books, they don't cover MIDP 2.0, so they are really not up to date.
Kalpesh Soni
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What about
Prentice Hall - Wireless J2ME Platform Programming.pdf
?


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Ashik Uzzaman
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What about Wiley publication's Wirelss programming fpr enterprise?( forgot the exact name)
Jim Crawford
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I have to pay 2.5 times the price of this book just because we have ONE local copy of it. It would take too long to order it from the US.
Bugger!

Wireless Java: Developing with J2ME: Developing with J2ME
Author: Jonathan Knudsen
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1590590775
Publishing Date: 2003
Pages: 384
Format: Trade paperback
Delivery Time: Usually within 15 working days


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Leonardo Penha
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Does anyone know Developing Wireless Applications Using Java by Skillsoft Press? I have access to this book online and I was thinking about using it to study for the exam.


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George Thomson
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Hi,
Does anyone have idea about when 'SCMAD study guide' by SUN will be available?
For example SUN's SCEA study guide by Cade, a specialized book like that is good help for preparation for SCMAD.
Thanks,


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