Cross-platform programming with Java technology and the IBM Web Services Toolkit for Mobile Devices

Make sure your Java apps run on as many platforms as possible without modification

From the developerWorks archives

Peter Haggar

Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: February 18, 2003

When you're writing a Java application for the server or desktop, you can be reasonably sure that the Java platform will fulfill its "Write Once, Run Anywhere" promise. But when you're dealing with code that will run under the J2ME Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP), things get a little trickier. If you've downloaded the Web Services Tool Kit for Mobile Devices (WSTKMD) and are eager to write mobile Java web services, you'll need to check out the warnings in this article(see Resources). Peter Haggar describes some of the pitfalls he encountered in making sure that the WSTKMD's sample applications ran on all the target platforms.

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