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Beginning Tivo Programming (Wrox Beginning Guides)by John. Brosnan
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Now you can extend the world's most popular DVR by utilizing the TiVo Home Media Engine SDK. With the Java-based HME you can build new and exciting applications for broadband-connected Series 2 devices, and inside you will find numerous real-world examples that will help you deploy your own applications to TiVo quickly and easily.
Java developers John Brosnan and Kyle Copeland walk you through the design and architecture of TiVo applications and provide a clear path to implementation. They begin by describing software development for the TiVo platform, covering the basic building blocks of application design and how to respond to events. Next you'll find out how to create more advanced applications using TiVo's component library. You'll then discover how to polish your final product and package it for others to integrate into their TiVo experience.
What you will learn from this book
Who this book is for
Readers with Java experience who want to build interactive applications for TiVo Series 2 DVRs.
Wrox Beginning guides are crafted to make learning programming languages and technologies easier than you think, providing a structured, tutorial format that will guide you through all the techniques involved.
Book News Annotation:
This practical guide is aimed at Java-savvy users who wish to create interactive applications for TiVo Series 2 or Series 3 DVRs. It explains how the TiVo HME SDK functions and outlines a development process for building quality applications. Source code files are available for download from the Web, and illustrative exercises and examples are found throughout the book. Brosnan and Copeland co-wrote the TiVo HME Developer Challenge grand-prize winning application, AudioFaucet. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
* As the world's most popular DVR, TiVo sits in the living rooms of more than 3 million homes
With TiVo Home Media Engine SDK you can build new and exciting applications for broadband-connected Series 2 devices. In this book you will find numerous real-world examples to help you deploy your own applications to TiVo quickly and easily. The authors describe software development for the TiVo platform, covering the basic building blocks of application design. You’ll discover how to create advanced applications using TiVo’s component library and learn how to package your final product for others to integrate into their TiVo experience.
About the Author
John Brosnan co-wrote the TiVo HME Developer Challenge grand-prize winning application, AudioFaucet. He has been involved in HME applications for other companies and brings a strong background in Java. John has been a Java programmer for the past five years, primarily in the telecom industry, writing web enterprise applications.
Kyle Copeland co-wrote the TiVo HME Developer Challenge grand-prize winning application, AudioFaucet, and has been involved in the ongoing development for AudioFaucet. Working in the cable industry for the past ten years developing products for consumers nationwide has given Kyle great insight into the customer experience, and a rich background in developing products and services for consumers.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to TiVo Applications.
Chapter 2: Getting the TiVo Box Ready for HME.
Chapter 3: Your Development Environment.
Chapter 4: Your First TiVo HME Application.
Chapter 5: Displaying Resources.
Chapter 6: Events.
Chapter 7: Going Bananas.
Chapter 8: Using Bananas Events.
Chapter 9: Advanced Resources.
Chapter 10: Advanced HME Application Lifecycle.
Chapter 11: Application Preferences.
Chapter 12: Animation.
Chapter 13: Connecting to External Resources.
Chapter 14: Deploying an HME Application.
Chapter 15: Tips and Troubleshooting.
Appendix A: Exercise.
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