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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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19.2. MIDP System Software

In the preceding sections and chapters, frequent references were made to the piece of software called the “system,” “MIDP system,” or the “execution environment.” The MIDP Specification calls this software the application management software, or the AMS. In some documents, application management software is also referred to as the Java Application Manager, or the JAM. The two terms (AMS and JAM) are equivalent.

The application management software in a MIDP implementation consists of those pieces of software on the device that provide a framework in which MIDlet suites are installed, updated, removed, started, stopped, and in general, managed. Furthermore, the application management software provides MIDlets with the ...

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