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Kicking Butt with MIDP and MSA: Creating Great Mobile Applications by Jonathan Knudsen

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2. Tools

BUILDING MIDP applications is surprisingly easy. This chapter describes several development alternatives and explains some of the magic that these tools provide.

2.1. Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC: A Toaster Oven

The Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC, which used to be the J2ME Wireless Toolkit, is simple and powerful. If you already understand the Java programming language and are comfortable with a text editor, the toolkit is a great place to learn about MIDP.

The Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC includes three main components:

  • KToolbar allows you to manage and build projects.

  • The emulator is a simulated mobile phone. It enables you to test applications without having to use a real device.

  • A collection of utilities and tools ...

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