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#1
[Originally posted by gerardrg]

Has this become an official cobweb site? There hasn't been much activity for
two months even though a new version of MIDP is out.
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#2
Re: CobWeb
[Originally posted by jwhite]

Gerard,

We still watch the web site and try to answer questions. As you suggest, MIDP
2.0 has been out for sometime as well as a new toolkit and advances on the CDC
side as well. If you have a question, we will try answer it or at least point
you to other resources that might.

Jim
> Has this become an official cobweb site? There hasn't been much activity for
> two months even though a new version of MIDP is out.
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#3
Re: CobWeb
[Originally posted by gerardrg]

I had a question back in 11/26/02 concerning XML-RPC and SOAP. It still has
not been even commented on. I have created an application using XML-RPC in
the meantime and have found it great for integrating a MIDP application with a
backend built on JBoss. Sure would like any comment at all on communication
infrastructure. Please feel free to "try answer[ing] it or at least point
[me] to other resources that might [help]." The Errata has not been updated
even though I found some issues in the code in the book. Not spelling
corrections although there are some of those. Two months of inactivity in
which there are pending questions and issues is a pretty good indicator that a
site has become dead. I can't imagine that you guys aren't busy working on
something neat or writing another book. Making announcements and such sure
would keep things alive. Someone looking at this site sure wouldn't get the
impression you guys are watching.


> Gerard,
>
> We still watch the web site and try to answer questions. As you suggest, MIDP
> 2.0 has been out for sometime as well as a new toolkit and advances on the CDC
> side as well. If you have a question, we will try answer it or at least point
> you to other resources that might.
>
> Jim
> > Has this become an official cobweb site? There hasn't been much activity
for
> > two months even though a new version of MIDP is out.
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#4
Re: CobWeb
[Originally posted by dhemphill]

Gerard,

My apologies for not responding sooner. I have used SOAP with some MIDP apps
and have found it useful. However, the overhead of marshalling calls over XML
on a wireless connection is a bit heavy, for most apps, and the footprint of
SOAP implementations is a bit large for MIDP as well. I have played around
with kSoap (ksoap.enhydra.org) using Resin and Axis and it works well, but
takes 74K of your apps space. I have not done anything with XML-RPC regarding
J2ME at this point.

best of luck

-david




> I had a question back in 11/26/02 concerning XML-RPC and SOAP. It still has
> not been even commented on. I have created an application using XML-RPC in
> the meantime and have found it great for integrating a MIDP application with a
> backend built on JBoss. Sure would like any comment at all on communication
> infrastructure. Please feel free to "try answer[ing] it or at least point
> [me] to other resources that might [help]." The Errata has not been updated
> even though I found some issues in the code in the book. Not spelling
> corrections although there are some of those. Two months of inactivity in
> which there are pending questions and issues is a pretty good indicator that a
> site has become dead. I can't imagine that you guys aren't busy working on
> something neat or writing another book. Making announcements and such sure
> would keep things alive. Someone looking at this site sure wouldn't get the
> impression you guys are watching.
>
>
> > Gerard,
> >
> > We still watch the web site and try to answer questions. As you suggest,
MIDP
> > 2.0 has been out for sometime as well as a new toolkit and advances on the
CDC
> > side as well. If you have a question, we will try answer it or at least
point
> > you to other resources that might.
> >
> > Jim
> > > Has this become an official cobweb site? There hasn't been much activity
> for
> > > two months even though a new version of MIDP is out.
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#5
Re: CobWeb
[Originally posted by gerardrg]

Thanks for the info. I was guessing that SOAP would be pretty heavy weight.
In comparison XML-RPC takes 43K of app space. My app plays a game against an
opponent or a server. Displaying the board and allowing the user to make
moves doesn't take much more than 5K so the total is well under the 64K jar
limit some cell phones have. I'm not using all of XML-RPC (not using Vectors)
so I think if I had to I could strip that out of the XML-RPC libraries.


> Gerard,
>
> My apologies for not responding sooner. I have used SOAP with some MIDP apps
> and have found it useful. However, the overhead of marshalling calls over XML
> on a wireless connection is a bit heavy, for most apps, and the footprint of
> SOAP implementations is a bit large for MIDP as well. I have played around
> with kSoap (ksoap.enhydra.org) using Resin and Axis and it works well, but
> takes 74K of your apps space. I have not done anything with XML-RPC regarding
> J2ME at this point.
>
> best of luck
>
> -david
>
>
>
>
> > I had a question back in 11/26/02 concerning XML-RPC and SOAP. It still has
> > not been even commented on. I have created an application using XML-RPC in
> > the meantime and have found it great for integrating a MIDP application
with a
> > backend built on JBoss. Sure would like any comment at all on communication
> > infrastructure. Please feel free to "try answer[ing] it or at least point
> > [me] to other resources that might [help]." The Errata has not been updated
> > even though I found some issues in the code in the book. Not spelling
> > corrections although there are some of those. Two months of inactivity in
> > which there are pending questions and issues is a pretty good indicator
that a
> > site has become dead. I can't imagine that you guys aren't busy working on
> > something neat or writing another book. Making announcements and such sure
> > would keep things alive. Someone looking at this site sure wouldn't get the
> > impression you guys are watching.
> >
> >
> > > Gerard,
> > >
> > > We still watch the web site and try to answer questions. As you suggest,
> MIDP
> > > 2.0 has been out for sometime as well as a new toolkit and advances on the
> CDC
> > > side as well. If you have a question, we will try answer it or at least
> point
> > > you to other resources that might.
> > >
> > > Jim
> > > > Has this become an official cobweb site? There hasn't been much
activity
> > for
> > > > two months even though a new version of MIDP is out.