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Pocket PC Database Development with eMbedded Visual Basic [Paperback]

Rob Tiffany
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Aug. 2 2001

The Pocket PC is now the fastest growing platform for building handheld-based enterprise applications. Free from the memory limitations and underpowered processors of other handheld platforms, Pocket Access and eMbedded Visual Basic are providing the Pocket PC with the same one-two punch that Microsoft Access and Visual Basic gave Windows application development in the early 1990s. As the first RAD development tool for the Pocket PC, eMbedded Visual Basic increases developer productivity and allows for the creation of a wide range of database applications to empower an increasingly mobile workforce.

This is the first book on the market to focus on Pocket PC development using Microsoft's free eMbedded Visual Basic 3.0. Pocket PC Database Development with eMbedded Visual Basic is designed to get software developers up to speed building Pocket Access database applications using eMbedded Visual Basic on the Pocket PC. Author Rob Tiffany has put his own Visual Basic background to work in developing advanced Pocket PC applications for large energy companies. It's from this perspective that he guides professional Visual Basic and Access programmers into the world of Pocket PC software development.

This book ramps up your skills in fast-paced but pragmatic fashion. After describing the subset of the SQL language that Pocket PC developers need to know, the author guides you through Microsoft's ADOCE and ActiveSync technologies with no-nonsense examples. Tiffany effectively shares his "been there, done that" experience to help programmers avoid the shoals can sink efforts to build Pocket PC applications that communicate with either local Pocket Access databases or remote SQL Server databases.


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About the Author

Rob Tiffany is cofounder and chief technology officer of Hood Canal Systems, where he's focused on providing exceptional wireless and handheld products and solutions for his clients.
In addition, Rob is also a speaker, editor, columnist, and author of articles that have appeared in a variety of trade magazines,
including Java Developer's Journal and Visual Basic Developer, on topics ranging from PersonalJava to wireless
development.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Long overdue - a dedicated eVB ver 3.0 book Aug. 6 2001
Format:Paperback
I first heard about this book a few month ago from Rob Tiffany and was very enthuisiastic and happy to hear it was in development since eVB really needs a book dealing with database programming. I received my copy of the book last week (Aug 1st 2001) and was very impressed. The book is concise, with the chapters and content laid out in a succinct and logical manner making for an easy read. Rob discusses the limitations and approach to Pocket SQL from both a data definition and data manipulation perspective. He also discusses the architectural framework required to build Pocket Access based applications from a practical "this is what will work" point of view; for example how to address the infamous ADOCE connection memory leak. The book rounds out with the construction of a graphical eVB application which you can use to manage Pocket Access databases on your Pocket PC. If you are starting out using eVB and Pocket Access this book is a must have in your library!
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5.0 out of 5 stars How fast can you say "Instant Databases" ?? Oct. 16 2001
By Kosmyq
Format:Paperback
If you are a serious developer, more sooner than later you'll need databases and this book gives you a quick start on how to develop them, with the enclosed examples you get answers on (almost) everything, chapter 7 has a good DB Manager, which is worth the money all by itself. You'll be developing databases, even on the road, quicker than others can prepare instant coffee. Only thing that's missing is a review of Pocket SQL and how to develop networked databases, but for that you can get: Developer's Guide With Microsoft Embedded Visual Basic and you are all set. Both books together cover it all, but this one is the easiest and very comprehensive for all kinds of tasks, don't miss it, it's a two thumbs up.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to start eVB & ADOCE Dec 9 2003
Format:Paperback
This is a great book if you want to start programming eVB and ADOCE. The book walks you through a complete "Pocket Access" Database Manager that you will be able to complete at the end of the book. You will learn everything that is required to create and manage databases, menus, SQL, etc. I gave it just 4 stars because it cover the basics, which is good, but doesn't go deeper in detail. The reading is easy and makes you want to read more. Now that eVB is not supported in the new operating systems (Pocket PC 2003, Win CE .NET) you should go for his other book using Microsoft Server CE.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off book exploiting a hot topic Feb. 17 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Othe 250 pages of this book there may be 30 pages of actual content about doing database programming with eVB. The rest is padding built with incredibly drawn out tutorials on basic SQL.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Long overdue - a dedicated eVB ver 3.0 book Aug. 6 2001
By Derek R Mitchell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I first heard about this book a few month ago from Rob Tiffany and was very enthuisiastic and happy to hear it was in development since eVB really needs a book dealing with database programming. I received my copy of the book last week (Aug 1st 2001) and was very impressed. The book is concise, with the chapters and content laid out in a succinct and logical manner making for an easy read. Rob discusses the limitations and approach to Pocket SQL from both a data definition and data manipulation perspective. He also discusses the architectural framework required to build Pocket Access based applications from a practical "this is what will work" point of view; for example how to address the infamous ADOCE connection memory leak. The book rounds out with the construction of a graphical eVB application which you can use to manage Pocket Access databases on your Pocket PC. If you are starting out using eVB and Pocket Access this book is a must have in your library!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How fast can you say "Instant Databases" ?? Oct. 16 2001
By Kosmyq - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you are a serious developer, more sooner than later you'll need databases and this book gives you a quick start on how to develop them, with the enclosed examples you get answers on (almost) everything, chapter 7 has a good DB Manager, which is worth the money all by itself. You'll be developing databases, even on the road, quicker than others can prepare instant coffee. Only thing that's missing is a review of Pocket SQL and how to develop networked databases, but for that you can get: Developer's Guide With Microsoft Embedded Visual Basic and you are all set. Both books together cover it all, but this one is the easiest and very comprehensive for all kinds of tasks, don't miss it, it's a two thumbs up.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book to start eVB & ADOCE Dec 9 2003
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is a great book if you want to start programming eVB and ADOCE. The book walks you through a complete "Pocket Access" Database Manager that you will be able to complete at the end of the book. You will learn everything that is required to create and manage databases, menus, SQL, etc. I gave it just 4 stars because it cover the basics, which is good, but doesn't go deeper in detail. The reading is easy and makes you want to read more. Now that eVB is not supported in the new operating systems (Pocket PC 2003, Win CE .NET) you should go for his other book using Microsoft Server CE.
7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off book exploiting a hot topic Feb. 17 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Othe 250 pages of this book there may be 30 pages of actual content about doing database programming with eVB. The rest is padding built with incredibly drawn out tutorials on basic SQL.
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