This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
<pre>Author/s : Jonathan Knudsen Publisher : APress Category :Miscellaneous Java Review by : Mark Spritzler Rating : 9 horseshoes</pre> Now, what's this new fangle, big city, ruckus we keep hearing about wireless Java. First they invent electricity, now it's all done without wires. So I decided to find out and read Jonathan Knudsen's "Wireless Java: Developing with J2ME" Now, I know that cell phones and PDA's are limited in memory and that any API for developing on these systems had to be streamlined, but I also expected it to be more difficult to learn. However, using this book, I was able to begin writing my first MIDLet in just 2 days. And it was an actual, production, working, business MIDLet, that we can use on our ranch. The section on game programming for J2ME is exceptional. Especially for someone, like me, that has never understood how to write a game. It makes me really want to write one. The book is very easy to read, you won't find yourself re-reading a paragraph because you didn't understand. Jonathan has a very smooth elegant writing style that not only instructs you, but it keeps you reading on. I didn't want to put it down, well except for the strong urge to start programming. It has been a really long time that I have read any programming book that makes me want to code. But my brain is daydreaming of MIDLets after MIDLets that I want to write.