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Beginning Web Development for Smartphones : Developing Web Applications with PHP, MSQL, and jQTouch [Kindle Edition]

B.M. Harwani
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to develop web applications for mobile devices, Beginning Web Development for Smartphones is for you! This book will lead you through all the code necessary for a sample bookstore application using PHP, MySQL, and jQTouch.
The book covers :
• Building small applications with jQTouch
• Change themes, adding panels, displaying titles automatically, highlighting information
• Getting user’s information through forms
• Applying validity checks to input fields
• Understanding navigation via panel and toolbar buttons
• Introduction to PHP programming, AJAX technology, and MySQL commands
• Accessing MySQL from PHP
• Understanding client- and server-side databases
• Creating client-side database tables
• Inserting, fetching, and updating rows in server- and client-side databases
• Querying server-side database tables
• Understanding session management, localStorage, and sessionStorage

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About the Author

B.M.Harwani is founder and owner of Microchip Computer Education (MCE), based in Ajmer, India that provides computer education in all programming and web developing platforms. He graduated with a BE in computer engineering from the University of Pune, and also has a 'C' Level (master's diploma in computer technology) from DOEACC, Government Of India. Being involved in teaching field for over 16 years, he has developed the art of explaining even the most complicated topics in a straight forward and easily understandable fashion. He has written twelve books on various subjects that includes JSP, JSF, EJB, PHP, .Net, Joomla and jQuery. He also writes articles on a variety of computer subjects which can be seen on a number of websites. He can be contacted at bmharwani@yahoo.com

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  • File Size: 4741 KB
  • Print Length: 212 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0042X9CHI
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elementary, dear Watson! November 4, 2010
By katzmtz
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
As a smart phone novice, I was looking for instruction in the area of iphone apps and Mr. Hirwani's Introduction to jQTouch is just fabulous!

His use of a series of small applications to explain different themes, the addition of panels and highlighting of information, tips for obtaining and displaying user information, etc. provides enough introductory knowledge to easily work with jQTouch. I especially liked the way, the sample Book Store web application is created step by step.

The creation of server side and client side database tables is nicely covered and accompanied with running PHP scripts. The use of these scripts for every step is quite helpful in understanding the topic(s).

Additionally, the list of different functions for accessing MySQL from PHP is very informative and greatly assists in understanding the code of the application.

AJAX technique is used for accessing information from server side database table to make the web application quite responsive.

Thanks to Introduction to jQTouch, I am now confident enough to create my own web application for Smartphones.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No Access to Scripting Code January 11, 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
This book would definitely be useful if the author provided a link to download the code. It is based on developing a bookstore complete with a detailed mysql database and appears to be a great guide to integrating php, mysql server data, client side data, javascript and jqtouch all within one publication. It may be useful in a classroom environment where typing in over 25 pages of code over a full semester may be of educational benefit to students, but I found it useless without the code required to run the scripts. I emailed the author requesting access to an online source for the code. If this isn't available I will return the book to Amazon. All the code is provided in one location - Appendix C - from page 172 to page195 of continuous uninterrupted code! If I am mistaken and the code is available somewhere, I will update this review.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK as a beginning book June 28, 2011
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A good introduction to the topic, a shame that there is no software copy of the examples available on the web. The book has complete source code listings, but is a throw-back to the good old days of the 1980's when you had to key in source code from magazines.

On the Ajax topic this book suffers (like many others) in that it presents ajax examples that assume the call works, i.e. there is no error trapping to handle failed call. Which can happen during learning/development of an application.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book on the subject June 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The best thing about this book is that it has a lot of relevant content packed into a short book. This makes learning very enjoyable and doesn't waste your time with trivial explanations that you don't need.
Although I'm experience programmer, I had hardly any knowledge of PHP, MYSQL or jQTouch. I was able to read the whole book without using a computer and have a very good understanding of what to do next to design my own web app.
Well done.
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More About the Author

B.M. Harwani
Developer, Writer, and Entrepenuer

Areas of Expertise :
.NET, C#, Java, Joomla, jQuery, JSF, JSP, Objective C, PHP, VB

BIOGRAPHY
B.M.Harwani is founder and owner of Microchip Computer Education (MCE), based in Ajmer, India that provides computer education in all programming and web developing platforms. He graduated with a BE in computer engineering from the University of Pune, and also has a 'C' Level (master's diploma in computer technology) from DOEACC, Government Of India. Being involved in teaching field for over 16 years, he has developed the art of explaining even the most complicated topics in a straight forward and easily understandable fashion. He has written several books on various subjects that includes JSP, JSF, EJB, PHP, .Net, Joomla, jQuery and Smartphones. To know more, visit http://bmharwani.com

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