Hello to all,

although I have Java experience I am an absolute beginner when it comes to mobile development, MIDP etc. I bought a book in mobile phone game development (Michael Morrison) and have downloaded the J2ME Toolkit from Sun to get started. It is clear to me however that I have a long way to go and I want to make sure that I do not head to the wrong direction so I thought of asking for advice:

1. Any reccomentations on an IDE (other than the basic KToolbar) that is good for a beginner? Is Netbeans suitable?

2. What about Nokia's Carbide? Can it be used for general development or is it only used for Nokia specific issues?

3. Is it easy to integrate Nokia specific APIs to these environments? Should I expect many problems in downloading simple MIDlets to my 6600?

I will greatly appreciate any help and advice, not limited to the above questions. Thanks in advance!