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Motorola Begins Offering Online Training for Wireless Developers
Posted: 14-Nov-2002 [Source: Motorola press release]

[Motorola and Metrowerks are providing an online curriculum at the Motorola Developer Learning Center to teach software developers of any skill level to write software for Motorola's Java-enabled handsets.]

Libertyville, Ill -- Motorola and Metrowerks, a Motorola company, are providing a complete curriculum to teach software developers, of any skill level, to write software for Motorola's Java(tm) technology-enabled mobile phones.

The courses, which are being offered online at the new Motorola Developer Learning Center, include quality, self-paced training materials, and are mentored, meaning a student has a place to turn if he or she needs help. The courses are offered at three levels, so a developer can enter the curriculum at a level appropriate to his or her knowledge and skills.

Intermediate-level developers can take advantage of a course that covers Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) programming using the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP). This course is ideal for developers who are already familiar with Java technology but who want to enter the world of programming for wireless devices.

For beginner programmers, three introductory courses form a complete, college-level curriculum in the Java programming language. An introductory course on how to use Metrowerks' CodeWarrior(tm) Wireless Studio development toolset is also offered.

Expert level courses, geared toward developers already familiar with MIDP, are currently in development. These courses will cover details, tips, and tricks for using particular SDKs to program specific Motorola devices. A course devoted to programming for the Motorola T720 phone, for instance, will explore the Motorola Lightweight Windowing Toolkit (LWT).

"The idea behind the Motorola Developer Learning Center is simple -- to help software developers gain the skills they need to be successful and take advantage of the opportunities that exist in the wireless market of J2ME applications and content," said Joe Coletta, vice president of applications for Motorola's Personal Communications Sector. "Not only are the courses designed to teach Java programming to developers of all levels, but unlike most online training, these courses are instructor led."

All Motorola Developer Learning Center courses are self-paced, and can be accessed any time of the day most convenient to the student. Courses feature a myriad of self-assessment and study materials, as well as online access to a teacher.

Courses are free for Select-level members of the Motorola Developer Program. Membership in the Motorola Developer Program starts at US$500.00. For a limited time, the Motorola Developer Learning Center courses are available free for all members.

The Motorola Developer Program is designed to help software developers around the world accelerate the creation of compelling new applications for the wireless industry. Targeted to wireless application developers, content providers, content packagers, and system integrators, the Motorola Developer Program includes a Web-based portal to support developers worldwide, access to the latest Motorola technologies, software developer kits (SDKs) and tools, professional support and training, certification testing and go to market strategies. For more information, or to register for the program and access the online training, please visit

The Motorola Developer Program is enabled by Metrowerks, which creates the CodeWarrior line of software and hardware development tools. Metrowerks brings to the program more than 15 years of development tools expertise and an in-depth understanding of developers' needs.


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