From the Author
Cordova/PhoneGap changeddramatically with the release of Apache Cordova 3; the Cordova development teamsimplified the way projects are created and essentially invalidated the contentin PhoneGap Essentials.
Instead of updating thisbook when newer versions of Cordova were released, I instead split the bookinto two parts and updated each part separately as a new publication. The firsthalf of this book, the part that covers setting up a Cordova developmentenvironment and everything related to Cordova development, has been updated forApache Cordova 4 and published as Apache Cordova 4 Programming. The second halfof PhoneGap Essentials, the part that covers all of the Cordova APIs in detail hasbeen updated to cover recent updates to the APIs and published as ApacheCordova API Cookbook.
About the Author
John M. Wargo has more than twenty years of experience designing and developing enterprise applications with a focus on collaboration and process automation. John has spent the last five years focusing on mobile development having worked for Research In Motion and authored BlackBerry Development Fundamentals (Addison-Wesley, 2010; www.bbdevfundamentals.com) and a series of articles on mobile development for The View (www.eview.com). He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, delivering sessions on mobile development and analysis of mobile industry trends. In his current role, he is a practice manager in AT&T’s Advanced Mobile Applications Practice, specializing in mobile application platforms and frameworks, and helping customers realize their mobile initiatives.