We would like to thank the many people who helped in the creation of this tutorial. It's been a long journey, starting in 2000 with the initiation of the MIDP expert group, through putting version 1.0 on the web, to publishing the style guide as a tutorial. Our first set of thanks have to go to our respective teams—the User Experience and Documentation groups in J2ME land. The hours of reviewing, indexing, formatting, and image processing will not be forgotten. Special thanks to our manager, Rob Patten, for believing we could pull this off and getting us the support we needed to do so. The entire MIDP team—East Coast, West Coast and Israel—for putting up with last-minute MIDlet changes and endless questions. Your support makes dreams come true. And a huge note of thanks to our many external reviewers who come from many of the companies that comprise the MIDP expert group and beyond. Without your feedback, this tutorial would not be as valuable as we hope it will be. Last, but not least, thank you to the great folks at Oracle for putting up with our insane schedule.