Talk:System info in Java ME
Hamishwillee - Guidance to improve your articles
Thank you for this article.
I have made some minor modifications to bring this article up to the minimum wiki standards. Please review and use approach in your articles in future.
- Added ArticleMetaData template. This states who created the article and when, and its testing and compatibility (ie what devices tested on, what platforms should it work on, what SDK built against.). CAN YOU please update the template with the information because this helps them understand whether the article is likely to be relevant to them ... particularly over time.
- Added an "Abstract". The Abstract is a one or two sentence description of what the article is about. This may be used in lists that we generate about sets of articles. The reason you should use it is that it is helpful for readers to start off with a sentence explaining what the article covers and who it is for.
- Change the code block to put inside code tags - see how this is done, it gives better markup for your java code
- Put the (useful) information about what platform information is returned inside a Tip template. FYI there are other useful templates here; Help:Templates (e.g. warnings and notes)
- Deleted the information about "Bear in mind that the device should be using some memory too. Used memory = your app + OS". Arguably this is something that the reader won't understand, however this is incorrect - the used memory is OS memory consumption + all apps running including your app.
- Added additional category
When writing articles it is fine for them to be as short as this. However there are a number of things you should consider to make them more useful. For example, references to java reference libraries with more information, whether there is any duplication with other wiki articles etc. We like to have downloadable example code that people can try, although that is not necessary for small code fragments like this. We have a list that we consider when assessing articles: Help:Wiki Article Review Checklist
What I do particularly like about this is the Tip about information provided by the platform API. This is not the sort of thing necessarily captured in reference documents. You could extend this to explain what devices you know don't return useful information, and what you can do if the information is useful.
03:34, 10 October 2011 (EEST)