Synopses & Reviews
Palm Programming in Basic is designed as a comprehensive reference for professional programmers to help get them up to speed on AppForge, NS Basic, and CASL. Jon Kilburn is President of an Internet Wireless Applications Development firm and has developed dozens of applications for the Palm OS and Windows CE platforms. Kilburn is also the editor of Pinnacle Publishing's PDA Developer newsletter and the senior chair for the PDA DevCon developer conference. As such, Kilburn is uniquely poised to teach developers the effective use of these languages. Kilburn explains to readers how to structure a program for hand held development, how to develop the conduit to pass information from the PC desktop to the Palm device, and also reviews the conduit tools on the market and available to developers. A final section of the book provides a guide to developing Web Clipping applications, some Palm utilities every programmer could use and a small appendix for performing data compression. Palm Programming in Basic provides a foundation upon which programmers can begin to develop applications for the Palm OS with very little knowledge of the underlying OS.
Palm Programming in Basic provides a foundation upon which programmers can develop applications for the Palm OS with very little knowledge of the OS itself. It is a comprehensive reference that gets professional programmers up to speed on AppForge, NS Basic, and CASL. The author, Jon Kilburn , shares his vast experience as a developer of dozens of applications for Palm OS in presenting the Palm programming strategies contained in this book.
Kilburn clearly explains how to structure programs for Palm devices and how to develop conduits for passing information between PC desktops and Palm devices, and reviews the conduit tools available to developers. Palm Programming in Basic also includes a guide to developing Web Clipping applications, an overview of Palm utilities that all programmers can use, and an appendix on performing data compression.
Designed as a comprehensive reference for professional programmers to help get them up to speed on AppForge, NS Basic, and CASL. The first and only book on Palm OS programming that explains programming without using C.
Table of Contents
1. Designing Applications for hand held devices.- 2. Introduction to the Palm OS Emulator.- 3. Introduction to AppForge.- 4. Building GolfPro using AppForge.-5. Introduction to NS Basic.-6. Building GolfPro using NS Basic.-7. Introduction to CASL.-8. Building GolfPro using CASL.-9. Developing Conduits.-10. Web Clipping.-11. Palm Utilities.-Appendix A - Data Compression Techniques.