Mobile Information Device Profile for Java 2 MicroEdition: Professional Developer's Guide (Professional Developer's Guide Series)

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A hands-on programming guide for the most active wireless application environment--cell phones and pagers

In his previous book, Java 2 Micro Edition (0-471-39065-8), Eric Giguere showed why Sun's J2ME is fast becoming the dominant language for all handheld devices. In this new book, the Ortiz-Giguere team explains how to use the J2ME Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) to write Java applications for wireless devices like cell phones and two-way pagers as well as more powerful devices like the Palm VII. The authors begin with a basic tutorial on J2ME, then quickly move on to explain how to use MIDP to write full-featured applications for cell phones and pagers. Using real case studies and code, they walk developers through all the necessary topics, including GUIs, client/server and peer-to-peer communications, HTTP, XML, databases, WAP, security issues, MIDP and J2EE in the Enterprise and much more.

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Master the newest way of creating applications for wireless devices!

Mobile Information Device Profile for Java(TM) 2 Micro Edition
Professional Developer's Guide

As the first Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME) profile, the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) brings the power of Java to handheld devices like cell phones, interactive pagers, and personal digital assistants (PDAs). With this practical, hands-on reference, you'll learn how to create MIDP applications, with real development scenarios covering user interfaces, database networking, XML, security, and more. This timely book follows on the heels of Giguère's Java 2 Micro Edition to offer you the definitive guide to understanding and using the Mobile Information Device Profile.

This complete guide to MIDP programming covers such topics as:
* The basics of J2ME
* How to build and run MIDP applications
* MIDP programming examples
* The MIDP user interface model
* Persisting data with MIDP
* Using HTTP as a way to exchange data with servers on the Internet
* The importance of security for wireless devices
* Writing MIDP applications that use XML
* Future directions of MIDP

The companion Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks/ortiz updates the material in the book and provides additional examples and resources as well as current links to the various specifications and toolkits mentioned throughout the book.

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About the Author:

C. ENRIQUE ORTIZ is Chief Mobile Architect and co-CTO for AGEA Corporation, a wireless infrastructure software company. He has served as lead developer at both Pervasive Software and IBM's Multimedia Server Development Group. Prior to IBM, he was the lead software engineer for the IBM Space Shuttle Onboard System Software. He holds a BS degree in computer science from the University of Puerto Rico.
ERIC GIGUERE is a software developer for iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a Sybase company, where he focuses on wireless and handheld computing. He is the author of Wiley's Java 2 Micro Edition: Professional Developer's Guide and Palm Database Programming: The Complete Developer's Guide. He holds BMath and MMath degrees in computer science from the University of Waterloo.

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