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ganesh subbiah
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Hi All,

I am new to J2ME though I have more than 2 years java programming experience since my college. I want to learn J2ME as I am working CDMA Telecom domain. I have J2ME complete Reference to start my journey to learn J2ME. I am Sun Certified Java Programmer SCJP1.4 and SCJA. What all require to learn J2ME

- Java Enabled Mobile Phone !! Is this a must or any simulator availbale
- any editor (netbeans)
- which J2ME edtion that i need to install

please help me to start my J2Me journey and pass SCMAD
Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by ganesh subbiah:
- Java Enabled Mobile Phone !! Is this a must or any simulator availbale

No, you don't need any. Sun J2ME Wireless Toolkit should be enough to prepare for the exam.
- any editor (netbeans)

Any normal text editor should be enough.
- which J2ME edtion that i need to install

You don't need to install any. Everything comes together with J2ME Wireless Toolkit.

So the most important thing to do is to download a copy of J2ME Wireless Toolkit and try to play aroung with it...


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Bert Bates
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I agree with Ko Ko - for the certification the wireless toolkit is the key.

Once you're trying to really go live with an app, you'll need actual phones and such, but you won't need any of that for the exam.


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ganesh subbiah
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Thank you Ko KO and Bert bates ,

I have installed the Java Wireless Toolkit 2.3(beta), Netscape IDE with Mobility pack addon also.
Now I have started reading the J2ME Code Camp book to understand this architecture. I have also purchased J2ME Complete Reference by James Keogh

My J2ME learning has started .

Bert Bates , I need your advise about my Java Certification Plan. I have passed SCJP1.4 and SCJA(beta) 1.0.I am in CDMA wireless domain and having plans to pursue higher studies in USA - MS in Computer Science. I want to know whether I should go for SCMAD first or SCWCD ( I know JSP).
I want to know about the prospects of being SCMAD for getting internships in USA.

Kindly provide your opinion in this regard

Ganesh S
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Bert Bates
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Hi Ganesh-

Well my first advice would be to not take my advice on this topic

I don't feel that I'm really up to date on the J2ME job market in the U.S. I will share my gut feelings, but you need to understand that this purely my opinion, and is not backed by any sort of current research. (Have I put in enough disclaimers? :roll: )

I think that J2ME jobs have been fairly slow to come to the U.S. It seems that J2ME is much bigger in other parts of the world (Asia, Europe, maybe South America), than it is in the U.S. This makes me sad because I think J2ME is awesome, and I'm optimistic that J2ME will pick up speed in the U.S.

I would guess that there are far more Servlets and JSP oriented jobs in the U.S.

I would advise you to do more research, and spend some time in the JavaRanch jobs forum.

- Bert
[ September 14, 2005: Message edited by: Bert Bates ]
Billy Tsai
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which part of the world has more J2ME opportunities?


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Ko Ko Naing
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Originally posted by Billy Tsai:
which part of the world has more J2ME opportunities?


Of course none, if you compare to Servlet and JSP -related jobs opportunities.
Theodore Casser
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Originally posted by Billy Tsai:
which part of the world has more J2ME opportunities?


I'd answer "Europe and Asia" if pressed for a real answer on the topic.

I think the problem in the US (which is the only place where I have experience with the Java market, regrettably) is that the mobile industry is just now taking off. Folks might be used to taking pictures with their phones and calling others, but text messaging and other functions haven't yet reached a critical mass in the population. This might be changing with the recent introduction of phones with integrated iPods, but....


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ganesh subbiah
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Hi Bert Bates,

Very Sorry for a late reply. Thank you very much for your response and i do agree with reagarding the lack of penetration of J2ME in US IT domain. I have decided to take SCWCD and have purcahed the Head First JSP& Servlets

Thanks
S.Ganesh
 
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