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new in j2me and need some advice

Cesar Coz
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Joined: Aug 19, 2010
Posts: 32
Hello everyone

im new in J2ME and i wish someone could tell me where should i start

with wich version of MIDP and CLDC should i start and anyone have a good ACTUAL book to start on this tecnology ?

thanks in advance

Cesar Coz.
Srinath Gamage
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Joined: Jun 19, 2008
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Welcome to J2ME pal, i think you should start with CLDC 1.1 and MIDP 2.0.
mmmmm I haven't found a perfect good. But i think best way is to, follow
SCMAD syllabus given and study the docs.

Cesar Coz
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Joined: Aug 19, 2010
Posts: 32
why i shouldnt start with MIDP 3 ? the difference is a lot ?

i found a great book to start "apress - creating mobile games" which explains everything i need to know about games with J2ME

do you think that is a good start or should i start making app instead of games ?
Lester Burnham

Joined: Oct 14, 2008
Posts: 1337
IMO, MIDP 3 does not have a bright future ahead. Not many smartphones support it now, or will -again, IMO- do so in the future. Before you spend much time on any JME version, I'd advise to evaluate what you want to achieve by learning JME, which versions are supported on devices out in the field, and whether or not other mobile options -iPhone, Android- might help you accomplish your goals better.

Also see and for more on that.
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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