Java ME and Java Card Application Technology Trail
What is a Mobile Application?
Most mobile applications use the Java Micro Edition (Java ME) platform, which was developed for small devices like mobile phones,
but is now used on a wide variety of devices. Java ME uses scaled down subsets of Java SE components, virtual machines and APIs.
It also defines APIs that are specifically targeted at consumer mobile and embedded devices. NetBeans with Java ME supports two base configurations
of the Java ME platform and two additional mobile and embedded platforms:
- Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) is for devices with less memory and processing power than CDC-based devices. The Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP) is based on CLDC and billions MIDP devices are in use worldwide.
- Connected Device Configuration (CDC) is for devices with much greater memory, processing power and
network connectivity such as smart phones, set-top boxes, and embedded servers and devices.
- Java Card platform is supported in NetBeans and enables application development for smart cards and other microdevices.