An Efficient Approach to Access Database in J2ME Applications
Application development for mobile devices has been very challenging. Distributed applications for mobile devices should have uninterrupted data access. Though most of the mobile phones have CLDC configuration, Java provides no standard JDBC driver and API for mobile devices with CLDC configuration. Relational database in J2ME can be used with some currently available DBMSs and frameworks. But still there are problems like storage limitation, database inconsistency, nonstandard SQL, platform dependency etc. This paper proposes an approach which ensures continuous database access with shared DBMS for distributed J2ME applications running on CLDC devices. This approach also supports writing standard SQL in J2ME applications.