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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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Chapter 12. MIDP Game API

Game applications have proven to be one of the most popular uses for Java 2 Micro Edition, so a dedicated Game API is provided in Mobile Information Device Profile version 2.0 to facilitate game development. This API provides several benefits to the game developer. First, it simplifies game development and provides an environment that is more familiar to game developers. Second, it reduces application size and complexity by performing operations that would otherwise be implemented by the application. Third, because the API can be implemented using native code, it can also improve performance of the frequently used game ...

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