Let the mobile games begin, Part 1

A comparison of the philosophies, approaches, and features of J2ME and the upcoming .Net CF

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In Part 2 of this series, I will use some sample applications to demonstrate the differences between the two platforms.

Many individuals and companies have contributed helpful comments and provided testing software/hardware during the development of this article. In particular, I would like to thank Ed Kaim and Melissa Hovis from Microsoft; Angus McIntyre, Bryan Stevenson, Norbert Runge, and Lisette Kwong from IBM; Dick Heermance from Insignia; Steve Jones and Gina Milani from PointBase; Marty Mallick and Mark Dowd from Sybase iAnywhere Solutions; and Jacob Christfort and Kiersten Hollars from Oracle.

Michael Yuan is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where he is a research associate at the Center for Research in Electronic Commerce and an open source Java developer.

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This story, "Let the mobile games begin, Part 1" was originally published by JavaWorld.

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