In this post, I will introduce you to the MIDlet suite.
I assume that you people have worked with Eclipse. In Eclipse, you create projects and all the contents of the project are placed in the project folder. It is an approach for managing the work.
MIDlet suite is very much like a standard Java project in Eclipse. Please note that it's not a requirement to place MIDlets inside a Java Archive (JAR) file, but JAR files provide the most common means of distributing MIDP
The subject topic is very interesting and a lot of people have asked me about this. It is just a matter of knowing how this works. I am sure you will find it very interesting.
MIDlets are programmed using Java Development environments like Eclipse, JBuilder,Netbeans or Sun Java wireless Toolkit. Once coded, they are build and tested on emulators. When all the tests are passed, you want to finally deploy it to your mobile device to see how it works in real world scenerio.
Consider that you are working on a large/medium size Java project in teams. This is an ideal scenario for using Subversion to distribute and maintain source code. Good news is that you can use integrate your source code with Subversion within Eclipse environment.
An Eclipse plugin called Subclipse is to be used for integrating source code with Subversion within Eclipse environment. You may download Subclipse from: http://subclipse.tigris.org/download.html
As you develop your plug-in in the workspace, the incremental Java compiler will compile your Java source code and place the .class files into the bin directory of your PDE project. When you are ready to test your plug-in, you can launch a separate Eclipse application instance to test your new plug-in.
The easiest way to launch an Eclipse application is via the link in the Testing section of the plug-in manifest editor's Overview page. This will immediately create a second Eclipse
Sometimes you want to keep legacy code and for that you have to use older version of Java. These days, people are working in Java 5 and Java 6. But still developers are using legacy code which means using Java 1.3 and Java 1.4. In this post, I will brief you how to change the Java version for projects in Eclipse.
Eclipse provides support for changing the Java version through few clicks. Eclipse 3.3.0 has Java 5.0 configured. So if you do not specify Java version, your project will
Eclipse provides a console window in which you see the output of your Java program. Normally default properties are sufficient and developers are satisfied with it. In some cases, you might want to change the look and feel of the console window. I'll write about this in this post.
The default console looks like this:
Now lets try to change the look and feel. Click