This book is a desktop quick reference for the Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME ). It is intended for Java programmers writing applications for devices with limited memory resources and processor power, such as cell...
When I first mentioned to a colleague of mine that I was writing a book on JavaTM security, he immediately
starting asking me questions about firewalls and Internet DMZs. Another colleague overheard us and started
asking about electronic commerce, which piqued the interest of a third colleague who wanted to hear all about
virtual private networks. All this was interesting, but what I really wanted to talk about was how a Java applet
could be allowed to read a file.
This book got its start as an experiment in modern technology. When I started teaching
at my present university (1998), the organization and architecture course focused on the 8088
running MS-DOS—essentially a programming environment as old as the sophomores taking
the class. (This temporal freezing is unfortunately fairly common; when I took the same class
during my undergraduate days, the computer whose architecture I studied was only two years
younger than I was.