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Programming Wireless Devices with the Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition, Second Edition by Jim Holliday - Editor, Aleksi Uotila, Mark Patel, Jyri Huopaniemi, Jim Van Peursem, Antero Taivalsaari, Roger Riggs

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2.2. Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)

Java™ 2 Platform, Micro Edition (henceforth referred to as Java 2 Micro Edition or J2ME) specifically addresses the large, rapidly growing consumer space, which covers a range of devices from tiny commodities, such as pagers, all the way up to the TV set-top box, an appliance almost as powerful as a desktop computer. Like the larger Java editions, Java 2 Micro Edition aims to maintain the qualities that Java technology has become known for, including built-in consistency across products, portability of code, safe network delivery, and upward scalability.

The high-level idea behind J2ME is to provide comprehensive application development platforms for creating dynamically extensible, networked devices ...

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