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Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition

Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition or J2ME is a collection of java Application Programming Interfaces targeting embedded consumer products such as PDAs, cell phones and other consumer appliances.

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A streamlined version of the java.io package found in the standard edition for doing Input/Output operations.


Contains classes thought applicable to most java programs. This package contains standard java types like Integers and Strings as well as basic exceptions, math functions, system functions, threading and security functions.


A streamlined version of the java.util collection library. This package contains the collection classes like Vector and Hashtable. It also contains calendar and data classes.


Contains the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition specific classes used for I/O operations.

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