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    Advice on starting off

    Hi
    I'm new to both Java and mobile development. I have experience in other programming languages. I wish to develop a program for the S40 range.
    Over the past few weeks, I've been trying to progress, but its been slow going. Trying
    I've tried Eclipse and Netbeans, and discovered I prefer Netbeans.
    Looking for advice on where to go next.
    A lot of the example seem to be for the S60. Should I start developing for that first?

    Also, is there a book that would help? It would be nice to have something chapter based, so I would have a progress path. As it is, I've just searching through the examples.
    Any advice gratefully received.
    Thanks
    Riamor

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    Re: Advice on starting off

    Thanks,
    Ekta

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    Re: Advice on starting off

    Hi Riamor,

    Java ME is Java ME, so your app will run on S40 and S60 devices. You are welcome to visit my web site:

    csteachlearn.com

    and follow the "Cell Phone Stuff" link. You will find, among other things, a very detailed step-by-step guide to installing NetBeans, emultorts, etc., along with souce code for a simple program to "test" your installation.

    My favorite intro to Java ME is:

    Beginning J2ME: From Novice to Professional

    It's published by APress. It assumes a knowledge of Java.

    If you don't already know some Java, it seems to me a bad idea to begin learning it in a cell phone environment. Get your feet wet on the desktop, where there are fewer headaches, and then jump into Java ME (just my opinion).

    Cheers,
    Matt
    Cheers,

    Matt Brenner
    UnME2, Inc.

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    Re: Advice on starting off

    Thanks Matt. I guess I should start with Java on the desktop first. My local library is getting in a 2010 Java book for me. Once I finish that, I'll check out your website. And may well get that book!

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    Re: Advice on starting off

    Quote Originally Posted by ektasrv View Post
    Thanks Ekta. I found there was no clear path to follow on those pages. Perhaps if I had better Java knowledge, it would make more sense.
    I feel a book would give me a more structured approach.

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