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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 15. MIDP Networking and Serial Communications

MIDP target devices operate on a wide variety of wireless and wired networks with incompatible transport protocols. In addition, wireless networks have less bandwidth, more latency, and less stable connections than wired networks. The MIDP Specification version 2.0 must accommodate these differences and allow for future network technologies. To do so, MIDP uses standard network programming mechanisms and practices and takes advantage of the existing network infrastructure.

MIDP specifies that HTTP and HTTPS are required protocols for all devices. In addition, it defines APIs for optional protocols: ...

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