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Product Details

  • Series: Developer's Guides (Osborne)
  • Paperback: 556 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1st edition (March 7, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0072195630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0072195637
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,681,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Engineer Your Way to Excellence

Develop Web-like content, e-mail, instant messaging, and other Internet-based applications for Palm OS devices. Loaded with essential information and sophisticated techniques, this one-of-a-kind resource will help experienced developers exploit the Palm OS architecture to build high-end applications for consumers and corporate clients. Integrate Web clippings with Active Server Pages to create powerful solutions and expansive functionality, including e-mail, fax, and file and database objects. Whether you compile in Codewarrior or GCC, Palm OS Developer's Guide provides all the necessary source code for hundreds of working programs you can put to immediate use.
*Maximize the Palm programming environment
*Build Web clippings that let users create their own custom PQAs on the fly
*Automate faxing and e-mailing, and retrieve PC-based e-mail without a hotsync
*Simulate JavaScript operations with front-end processing for Active Server Pages and Web clippings
*Implement instant messaging using InfraRed or network operations
*Create PQAs that detect and automatically install newer versions of themselves
*Integrate Adobe Acrobat PDF files and video into your Palm OS solutions
*Develop applications that beam data, programs, and PQAs using InfraRed
*Encrypt data over a Secure Sockets Layer connection to protect transmissions

About the Author

Kris Jamsa (Houston, TX), MBA, Ph.D., is the best-selling author of more than 90 books on all aspects of computing. With more than a decade of experience, Jamsa's books have helped millions of programmers worldwide. He is the founder of WirelessLookup.com, which provides users and businesses with an instant presence on the wireless Web.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By FredZarguna on August 22, 2002
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The title and book description are both misleading, and frankly, I think deliberately so, given that the book does _NOT_ even attempt to address Palm development. This is _NOT_ a Palm OS developers guide at all, it is a Palm Web Clipping develoepr's guide. If that's what you're looking for it's not a bad resource.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Larry Steinbecker on April 9, 2003
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This book covers web-clipping and related topics almost exclusively. It is in NO way an overview of Palm Programming. I had to return my copy. The Palm OS Bible is vastly superior.
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I've just gotton started with Web clippings. The book is packed with examples. One of the chapters mentioned that I can now create Adobe Acrobat documents for the Palm -- it was really easy. We are porting our documentation to Palm via PDF-like files (great quality and fast).
I also learned how to convert AVI video files for use on the Palm. (Consumes quite a bit of memory -- but makes a great demo).
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The problem with PQAs is they are difficult if not impossible to update after a user downloads and installs them.
The book shows ways a PQA can upgrade itself--by testing if a newer version is available when the user starts the Web clipping. The code works -- is easy -- all PQAs should use it.
The book also shows how the user can build a custom PQA. Cool!
Highly recommend.
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Using code (and Active Server Pages) the book presents, I was able to write code that retrieves documents (word, excel, images, palm stuff too) my PC.
Accessing my home PC was easy (no firewall). I changed the Active Server Page code some to work in the firewall environment at my office.
Good stuff. The apps port easily to other handhelds such as the PocketPC
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