"Pervasive computing is fast becoming the hottest thing in computer science." MIT Technology Review, Feb 2000 issue"
From the Back Cover
The term "pervasive computing" describes a revolutionary dimension of personal computing which brings together mobile communications, ubiquitous embedded computer systems, consumer electronics and the power of the internet. Three main factors drive its growth: microelectronic technology, providing smaller devices and displays with lower energy consumption; communication technology, providing higher bandwidth and higher data transfer rates at lower cost; and ongoing international standardization efforts, without which the benefits of the technology can never be realized.
Written by a team of experts, Pervasive Computing: Technology and Architecture of Mobile Internet Applications provides both a theoretical overview and a practical guide to this emerging field. The first part of the book walks through the essential protocols, standards and architectures involved. The second part uses a continuous real-world example to present an end-to-end architecture for implementing pervasive computing applications.
Contents of Pervasive Computing include:
- Introduction to pervasive devices and their applications
- Overview of the key technologies and protocols
- Web application concepts
- WAP and beyond
- Voice Technology
- Server-side programming in Java
- Pervasive web application architecture
- Device-independent example application
- Accessing the example application via PC, PDA, WAP and voice
Pervasive Computing: Technology and Architecture of Mobile Internet Applications is the first book to offer an understanding of the scope and the implications of pervasive computing. As such it should be essential reading for IT managers, professionals, architects, consultants, developers, and students concerned with internet and web technologies.