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Professional Palm OS Programming

Palm OS has defined the standard for handheld and mobile devices for nearly a decade, thanks to its convenience, power, and ease of use. As the popularity of these devices continues to grow, so does the demand for programmers to build original applications. This book guides both aspiring and experienced programmers through the ins and outs of creating software for Palm OS.

Covering nearly every aspect of Palm OS development, this useful resource gets you started with the fundamentals, such as how Palm OS works and the available development tools. You'll then quickly move on to new aspects of Palm OS, including the new Palm OS Cobalt, the next generation operating system. Packed with hands-on instructions, lots of code, and insider advice, this book will help you make your applications work seamlessly.

What you will learn from this book

  • The various multimedia functionalities for audio and video recording and playback
  • How to create applications that make use of TCP/IP communications options
  • New and updated coverage of Palm OS development tools, including Metrowerks' CodeWarrior®9.3 and the new PODS from PalmSource
  • Methods of programming system elements, graphics, and alarms
  • Techniques for storing, manipulating, and retrieving data
  • An understanding of the very complex topic of conduit programming and why it uses different tools

Who this book is for

This book is for experienced C programmers who are looking to either start developing applications in Palm OS or who would like to take their Palm OS skills to the next level.

Wrox Professional guides are planned and written by working programmers to meet the real-world needs of programmers, developers, and IT professionals. Focused and relevant, they address the issues technology professionals face every day. They provide examples, practical solutions, and expert education in new technologies, all designed to help programmers do a better job.

Book News Annotation:

A programmer and writer, Foster has been developing Palm OS applications nearly as long as the platform has existed; Bachmann is the author of several books and articles on Palm OS programming and mobile computing. They present a resource text for experienced C programmers interested in starting to develop applications in Palm OS and those who already have some experience in Palm OS development but wish to increase their skills. The text covers fundamental and advanced aspects of Palm OS development in the C language, using CodeWarrior for Palm OS Platform, or PalmSource's PODS as a development environment, and shows how to create applications that run on handhelds and smartphones from palmOne, Sony, Kyocera, Samsung, and other licensees of Palm OS. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

* A revision of the bestselling XSLT book in the industry-updated and expanded for the new XSLT 2.0 standard * XSLT is a "must-know" language for Web developers and is the established language for processing and converting XML data for presentation purposes * Without using the formal and inaccessible language of the W3C specifications, this authoritative reference tells the reader exactly what every construct in the language does and how to use it * Explains why XSLT 2.0 is a giant leap forward and how it will actually double the size of the current language * Michael Kay is the author of the XSLT 2.0 specification, a member of the XPath working group, and the developer of Saxon, the most popular open-source XSLT tool

Synopsis:

Professional Palm OS Programming is everything programmers need to create applications for the world’s most popular operating system for handheld devices.

Veteran Palm developer Lonnon Foster, who has been developing commercial applications for the platform since its introduction nearly a decade ago, provides readers with hands-on instruction, lots of code, and advice that only comes from the trenches – giving readers everything they need to build cutting edge applications and take advantage of the features of both Garnet and Cobalt.  Coverage includes:

  • Building forms, menus and user interfaces
  • Managing memory
  • Tying into Palm’s standard applications such as the Calendar, Phonebook, or Tasks
  • Storing program data on removable storage cards
  • Building network enabled applications
  • Creating web applications for Palm
  • Working with Palm OS new support for Web Services
  •   Programm ing for new device features such as jog dials, rocker switches, 5-way navigators
  • Working with sounds, graphics, multimedia, and new high-resolution color screens
  • Encrypting and decrypting data
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wireless networking

and more…

About the Author

Lonnon R. Foster is a programmer and writer who has spent the past nine years creating desktop applications, database front ends, Web sites, communications software, technical documentation, and handheld applications. He has been developing Palm OS applications almost as long as the platform has existed, starting with his first Pilot 5000 and progressing to more complicated wireless software for Symbol’s 1700 series. Lonnon fills his sparse free time with tactical tabletop gaming, recreational Perl coding, and reading everything he can get his hands on.

Glenn Bachmann is a noted author of several books and articles on Palm OS programming and mobile computing. Glenn is also president and founder of Bachmann Software, a leading provider of wireless file management, networking, backup, and printing software products for Palm OS, Pocket PC, and Symbian handheld computing platforms. Founded in 1994, Bachmann Software (www.bachmannsoftware.com) has established itself as a leading contributor to the mobile and wireless economy through its utility software products and partnerships with many of the key companies in the mobile computing arena. Bachmann’s PrintBoy, FilePoint, Mobile Backup, and Mobile Utilities are among the best-selling software utilities for handhelds and smartphones.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: The Palm OS Success Story.

Chapter 2: Understanding the Palm OS.

Chapter 3: Introducing the Development Tools.

Chapter 4: Writing Your First Palm OS Application.

Chapter 5: Debugging Your Program.

Chapter 6: Creating and Understanding Resources.

Chapter 7: Building Forms and Menus.

Chapter 8: Programming User Interface Elements.

Chapter 9: Managing Memory.

Chapter 10: Programming System Elements.

Chapter 11: Programming Graphics.

Chapter 12: Programming Multimedia.

Chapter 13: Programming Alarms and Time.

Chapter 14: Programming Tables.

Chapter 15: Storing and Retrieving Data.

Chapter 16: Manipulating Records.

Chapter 17: Using Secondary Storage.

Chapter 18: Sharing Data Through the Exchange Manager.

Chapter 19: Using the Serial Port.

Chapter 20: Communicating Over a Network.

Chapter 21: Learning Conduit Basics.

Chapter 22: Building Conduits.

Chapter 23: Programming Navigation Hardware.

Chapter 24: Odds and Ends.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780764573736
Publisher:
Wrox
Subject:
Programming - General
Author:
Bachmann, Glenn
Author:
Foster, Lonnon R.
Subject:
Pocket computers
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - General
Subject:
Operating Systems / Palm OS
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
Wrox Professional Guides
Publication Date:
April 2005
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
954
Dimensions:
9.26x7.42x2.01 in. 3.07 lbs.

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Product details 954 pages Wrox Press - English 9780764573736 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , * A revision of the bestselling XSLT book in the industry-updated and expanded for the new XSLT 2.0 standard * XSLT is a "must-know" language for Web developers and is the established language for processing and converting XML data for presentation purposes * Without using the formal and inaccessible language of the W3C specifications, this authoritative reference tells the reader exactly what every construct in the language does and how to use it * Explains why XSLT 2.0 is a giant leap forward and how it will actually double the size of the current language * Michael Kay is the author of the XSLT 2.0 specification, a member of the XPath working group, and the developer of Saxon, the most popular open-source XSLT tool
"Synopsis" by , Professional Palm OS Programming is everything programmers need to create applications for the world’s most popular operating system for handheld devices.

Veteran Palm developer Lonnon Foster, who has been developing commercial applications for the platform since its introduction nearly a decade ago, provides readers with hands-on instruction, lots of code, and advice that only comes from the trenches – giving readers everything they need to build cutting edge applications and take advantage of the features of both Garnet and Cobalt.  Coverage includes:

  • Building forms, menus and user interfaces
  • Managing memory
  • Tying into Palm’s standard applications such as the Calendar, Phonebook, or Tasks
  • Storing program data on removable storage cards
  • Building network enabled applications
  • Creating web applications for Palm
  • Working with Palm OS new support for Web Services
  •   Programm ing for new device features such as jog dials, rocker switches, 5-way navigators
  • Working with sounds, graphics, multimedia, and new high-resolution color screens
  • Encrypting and decrypting data
  • Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and wireless networking

and more…

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