Book: Javaâ„¢ Development on PDAs: Building Applications for PocketPC and Palm Devices
Publisher: Addison Wesley
With the release of Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME), Sun Microsystems opened Java to the rapidly expanding Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) market.
This comprehensive tutorial and reference provides an in-depth look at developing PDA software with J2ME and PersonalJava, covering both Palm and PocketPC devices. Succinct and practical, Java(TM) Development on PDAs focuses on real-world programming tasks with extensive code examples and an end-to-end PDA application demonstrating techniques for integrating devices with the enterprise via Web services.
This book describes the J2ME platform and PersonalJava and discusses design issues specific to resource-constrained devices. It also provides in-depth coverage of networking and Internet access, the user interface, data storage, and integrating PDAs into the corporation.
You will learn to develop Java applications for PocketPC and Palm devices through in-depth coverage of:
CLDC and CDC profiles
Selecting a PDA for development
PDA development tools
Designing for constrained computational capability
Designing for constrained screen and memory size
PDA user interfaces
Storing information on the devices
The Generic Connection Framework
Internet access from a Java PDA application via a GSM phone and Bluetooth
Accessing Web services from Palm and PocketPC devices
Java(TM) Development on PDAs concludes with a look into the future of PDA technology and the expanding role of these devices in the enterprise.