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Talk:Java Application Descriptor (JAD) essentials

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30 Sep
2009
Article Review by Larry101 (20090930)

This article provides a useful discussion of the role of JAD (Java Application Descriptor) files in Java ME applications. These files allow us to specify various configuration parameters separately from the JAR installation files. The article gives a brief overview of the role of JAD files. The different possible attributes are categorized according to whether they are optional or mandatory attributes.

The article provides a useful resource for looking up the different attributes to be found in JAD files and their roles. Having said that, the article appears to merely be a subset of the information contained in the Javadoc page which readers can link to from the bottom of the article. Generally, it is better for beginners to avoid editing JAD files directly, and rather to edit the attributes through the interface provided by IDEs such as NetBeans and Eclipse.


 
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