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FTPOnline Special Report: Mobile Java Development

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Mobile Java Development

April 17, 2006

The mobilization of applications in the enterprise is nascent, and developing mobile applications for handheld devices can be a much more complex undertaking than developing applications for the PC. As the mobile industry evolves, some platforms, tools, and languages are establishing a foothold to give developers more standardized alternatives for realizing full wireless functionality in their applications, and over the last 12 months there have been significant advancements in platforms and tools that support mobile Java development on Symbian-based devices.


This FTPOnline Special Report provides several perspectives on the state of mobile Java development including an overview of the current Java ME (formerly, J2ME) platform, best practices for efficient MIDP and overcoming execution environment challenges for development on Symbian-based devices, new opportunities available in Symbian OS version 9, a technique for reverse-engineering a typical application that leverages an object database on Symbian UIQ-based devices, strategies for porting existing applications built on earlier editions of the S60 platform to Nokia's S60 Platform 3rd Edition, and an overview of the APIs available on Series 40 Platform 3rd Edition.

In addition, there are two exclusives that provide expert perspectives on the industry: an interview with Lee Epting, vice president of Forum Nokia, that was conducted at the recent Nokia Mobility Conference in Barcelona, and a roundtable discussion of representatives from Forum Nokia Pro member organizations who gathered recently at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas to share their thoughts and unique perspectives on current technology trends and challenges for mobility in the enterprise


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