Introducing the Micro Edition

Sun Microsystems’ Web site describes J2ME this way:

“Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition, is a highly optimized Java runtime environment targeting a wide range of consumer products, including pagers, cellular phones, screenphones, digital set-top boxes, and car navigation systems.”

As we look as Sun’s description of the J2ME environment, one key phrase should not be overlooked: “highly optimized Java runtime environment.” We must emphasize that J2ME does not define a new kind of Java but instead adapts Java for consumer products that incorporate or are based on some kind of small computing device. A Java application written for the Micro Edition will also work with the Standard Edition and even the Enterprise Edition, ...

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