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Thinlet and J2ME

Thinlet is a XUL styled UI development tool in which the UI can be designed using XML and the business logic is kept separate

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I keep getting a steady proliferation of emails from people about the Thinlet / J2ME port that I did for the Amazon Explorer application. You can launch the application using Java WebStart and MPowerPlayer here. Mostly the emails center around wanting to have source so that people can go away and build their own Thinlet J2ME applications. 

A quick refresh on Thinlet. Thinlet is a XUL styled UI development tool in which the UI can be designed using XML and the business logic is kept cleanly separate. From a Java class perspective, the version of Thinlet I used was MIDP 1.0 compliant and was pretty easy to work with, with most of the effort going into the business logic translation and some effort around the XML logic hooks.

It's pretty amazing that despite this being ported over 3 years ago now, that it still generates such interest and that it still stands up pretty well in terms of the UI richness. I think this probably says less about J2ME UI than it does about Thinlet !

I've decided to brush down the code and post the source with explanation. This will take a few weeks to get in order (and to find the original code !) but will be worth the wait I think for the people who want to design Thinlet based applications. 

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Jim is CEO of Storage Made Easy. Jim is a regular blogger at SYS-CON.com since 2004, covering mobile, Grid, and Cloud Computing Topics.

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J2ME News Desk 09/11/07 10:58:45 AM EDT

A quick refresh on Thinlet. Thinlet is a XUL styled UI development tool in which the UI can be designed using XML and the business logic is kept cleanly separate. From a Java class perspective, the version of Thinlet I used was MIDP 1.0 compliant and was pretty easy to work with, with most of the effort going into the business logic translation and some effort around the XML logic hooks.