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Oracle® Java Micro Edition Software Development Kit Developer's Guide
Release 3.2 for Windows
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1 Getting Started

The Oracle® Java Micro Edition (Java ME) Software Development Kit (SDK) is a natural starting point for learning and using Java ME technology. The focus of the SDK is to provide emulation and deployment assistance during the development process. This chapter introduces the SDK and provides a quick introduction to using the SDK.

Using this simple yet powerful tool you can create, edit, compile, package, and sign an application. After testing your application in the Oracle Java ME SDK emulation environment, you can move to deploying and debugging on a real device.

This SDK provides supporting tools and sample implementations for the latest in Java ME technology. The SDK provides support for recent versions of the Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC), Information Module Profile - Next Generation (IMP-NG), and Connected Device Configuration (CDC) platforms.

As of version 3.2, the Java ME SDK is a plugin to the NetBeans IDE. In NetBeans the Mobility Pack is a prerequisite for installing the Java ME SDK.

The Java ME SDK is also a plugin to the Eclipse IDE. This documentation does not discuss the Eclipse IDE. A separate online help system supports the Oracle Java ME SDK for Eclipse.

1.1 Quick Start

The Oracle Java ME SDK plugin uses NetBeans technology, as described in the NetBeans online help. These tips offer some hints for getting started as quickly as possible.

1.2 Tips for Legacy Toolkit Users

If you previously used the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit for CLDC or the CDC Toolkit, the advice in Section 1.1, "Quick Start" still applies. Although the user interface is quite different, the project concept is similar. The following tips apply legacy terms and ideas to the SDK.

1.3 Java ME SDK Update Center

The Java ME SDK Update Center supports automatic updating of the entire Java ME SDK plugin, and individual modules within the Java ME SDK. To access the update center, select Tools > Java ME > Java ME SDK Update Center. The update center uses the same technology as the NetBeans Plugins Manager. The update manager works separately from NetBeans so that the Java ME SDK plugin can be updated independently.

Java ME SDK is delivered as three NetBeans plugins in their own category named Java ME SDK Tools. The plugins are:

To detect updates, select Tools > Java ME > Java ME SDK Update Center and choose the Available tab. Any available updates are listed. Choose an update and click Install to update the plugin. The plugins then appear as activated on the Installed tab.

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Demos are delivered separately for two reasons: