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IDE for J2ME

Santiago Bravo
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Joined: Jul 25, 2008
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Hi All,

Which IDE do you use for J2ME? Any good open-source options?

Has anyone used Netbeans IDE?


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Shailesh Kumar

Joined: Sep 04, 2006
Posts: 16
have mostly used Netbeans. Perhaps eclipseME for a couple of small try out applications

Netbeans is very sophisticated.

and Netbeans is opensource. You can try out eclipseME also
[ December 25, 2008: Message edited by: shailesh41 ]

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Bod Toki
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Joined: Sep 01, 2006
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I typically use Netbeans IDE for my JavaME projects.
I guess Eclipse's should also be be very good.
You may also want to consider development kits from mobile phone vendors like Nokia, Motorola, etc. I guess these tools help development for their platform more direct and easier. Just note that your applications may begin to walk away from the standard JavaME APIs.
Santiago Bravo
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Joined: Jul 25, 2008
Posts: 226
Hi Bod,

Can you give me some links to development kits, are they opensource or do they have to be purchased?
Bod Toki
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Amir Alagic
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Joined: Mar 21, 2006
Posts: 65
Download Sony Ericsson SDK
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Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
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Eclipse has a fairly decent J2ME plug-in.

Although the definitive SDK for J2ME is the one from Sun, most phone vendors provide kits tailored for their particular products. Sadly, few of these kits run under any OS but MS Windows, although it's often possible to adopt files from them. You can find kits in the developer areas of websites of vendors such as Sprint, Nokia, Motorola, etc.

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bs vest

Joined: Apr 09, 2008
Posts: 5
why dont try this IDE
Sukitha R Udugamasooriya

Joined: Feb 02, 2009
Posts: 15
Mine is NetBeans. I have been using it for 3 years now. It is a very supportive IDE specially when it comes to J2me. I like Version 6.1. I thoroughly recommend it.

All the best

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Rajesh Gopu

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 6
EclipseME is good
I agree. Here's the link:
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