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Palm OS Network Programmingby Greg Winton
Synopses & Reviews
The wireless revolution has touched off a huge demand for Palm OS network applications. But information on how to connect a Palm is fragmented across dry function listings in the SDK documentation, a couple of book chapters, some sample code, and a few articles on the Palm web site (each of which assumes prior knowledge of network applications).Palm OS Network Programming pulls all the necessary elements together in the first complete guide to developing network applications for the Palm Computing Platform. The author assumes knowledge of Palm programming in C, but no network experience is required. You'll learn Palm network concepts such as transport protocols and client-server applications from the ground up, clearly illustrated with examples using Metrowerks CodeWarrior development environment.The Palm Net Library, essential to any network application development, gets the detailed treatment it deserves, with sample network applications demonstrating how to make the best use of this powerful system library.Palm OS Network Programming is the first complete developer's resource to building creative--and connected--applications for the fastest-growing platform of the 21st century.
Book News Annotation:
This book shows how to develop network applications for the Palm Computing platform, detailing all major concepts needed and providing examples of the two major development environments, Metrowerks CodeWarrior and GCC. The book examines the Palm Net Library and offers sample networking applications to illustrate how to make the best use of it. Though no network experience is assumed, the book will be most valuable to developers who have written Palm applications in C.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Covering the Palm Net Library and networking concepts such as transport protocols and client-server applications, this text, with many illustrative examples, shows effective Palm network programming and how to build well-designed connected Palm applications.
Here is the complete guide to the hot new field of network applications development for the Palm computing platform. All the major concepts are discussed here, as well as insider tips on the development nuances.
The wireless revolution has touched off a huge demand for Palm OS network applications. But information on how to connect a Palm is fragmented across dry function listings in the SDK documentation, a couple of book chapters, some sample code,
About the Author
Greg Winton has been a professional software developer for thirteen years. As director of software development for Bachmann Software and Services, he transformed a respected Windows software development company into the premier Palm solutions provider.
Table of Contents
Preface; Organization of This Book; Sample Applications; Conventions Used in This Book; Comments and Questions; Acknowledgments; Introduction to Palm Network Development; Chapter 1: Connected Palms; 1.1 A Brief History of Palm OS Networking; 1.2 Networking Options; 1.3 Summary; Chapter 2: The Network Application Model; 2.1 The OSI Model; 2.2 OSI Layers; 2.3 Summary; Chapter 3: Designing Network Applications; 3.1 The Zen of Palm; 3.2 Designing FtpView; 3.3 Designing Daytime Peer; 3.4 Implementation Plan; 3.5 Summary; Chapter 4: Development Tools; 4.1 Development Tools; 4.2 Debugging Tools; 4.3 Summary; Net Library Programming; Chapter 5: A Brief Tour of the Net Library; 5.1 The Design of the Net Library; 5.2 Using the Net Library; 5.3 Summary; Chapter 6: Hello, NetLib; 6.1 Initializing the Net Library; 6.2 Connecting to the Network; 6.3 Disconnecting from the Network; 6.4 Sample Application; 6.5 Summary; Chapter 7: Hostnames and Addresses; 7.1 Hostname Resolution; 7.2 Service Resolution; 7.3 Byte Ordering; 7.4 Sample Application; 7.5 Summary; Chapter 8: Making Connections; 8.1 What Is a Connection?; 8.2 Palm OS Connections; 8.3 The Life and Times of a Socket; 8.4 Sample Application; 8.5 Summary; Chapter 9: Exchanging Data; 9.1 Streaming Data Exchanges; 9.2 The File Transfer Protocol; 9.3 Sample Application; 9.4 Summary; Chapter 10: Reading and Writing Responsively; 10.1 Deconstructing FtpView; 10.2 The FTP State Machine; 10.3 Sample Application; 10.4 Summary; Chapter 11: Accepting Connections; 11.1 Serving TCP Connections; 11.2 FTP Data Connections; 11.3 Sample Application; 11.4 Summary; Chapter 12: Optimizing Stream Sockets; 12.1 Socket Operating Modes; 12.2 Blocking Sockets; 12.3 Nonblocking Sockets; 12.4 Unblocking FtpView; 12.5 Summary; Chapter 13: UDP Sockets; 13.1 What Is UDP?; 13.2 UDP and the Network; 13.3 The Daytime Protocol; 13.4 Sample Application; 13.5 Summary; Chapter 14: Suggestions for Further Reading; Colophon;
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