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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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3.1. High-Level Goals

The general goal of the J2ME standardization efforts discussed in this book is to define a highly portable, secure, small-footprint application development environment for resource-constrained, connected devices. We emphasize the term application development environment. The CLDC and MIDP standards are not intended to replace existing system software stacks or to serve as a complete operating system for small devices. Rather, the goal of these efforts is to define an environment that can be added flexibly on top of an existing system software stack to support third-party application development and secure, dynamic downloading of applications.

The CLDC and MIDP standardization efforts have slightly different but complementary ...

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