Professional WAP Paperback – Jul 2000
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Aside from the overview sections that explain WAP technologies in broad terms, this book focuses on code. Readers see software literally "develop" through the course of each chapter, as the authors start out with a relatively simple illustration and build on it, adding features and demonstrating capabilities as they go along. Generally high-grade commentary accompanies the evolving code, so this book proves almost as useful away from the development workstation as at it. Overall, the book earns its price with its in-depth coverage of such important, firm standards as WMLScript, supplemented by less detailed--but still useful--attention to such ancillary technologies as VoiceXML. --David Wall
Topics covered: Development of software for mobile telephones and other portable devices with Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), Wireless Markup Language (WML), WMLScript, Active Server Pages (ASP), ColdFusion, Java, and other languages and technologies. Task-oriented sections deal with the specifics of working with e-mail in WAP applications, integration of WAP with Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), and content pushing.
From the Publisher
2000 is the year of the wireless web. The advent of a technology that allows us to access Internet content and services via mobile phone is revolutionizing the way we think about computing. WAP is the first step along this road, and with the advantages that m-commerce and 24-7 accessibility can bring, developers will need to get to grips with this new technology in order to stay one step ahead.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
In short, don't buy this if you're just starting web development, I would recommend you learn HTML and one server side language (ASP, ColdFusion, etc.). If you do that, then you're ready to learn WAP with this book and build some truly awesome stuff for the ever blooming wireless world!
The writing style is absolutely excellent and gives clear tips on code optimization and performance. I have read literally dozens of different books on WAP, and none has been so specific. Although this book is not for total beginners, it is, in my opinion, good for anyone who wants to advance their career on the web or become an WML developer. This is definitely a book you will want to read from cover to cover, and use as a reference!
Still this gave me very good insight of WAP and helped me to finish my first project on WAP.
I would definitely recommend this to any beginner to WAP. For others, this is not the book.
this book was made for you.
Most recent customer reviews
Seems like they tried very hard to get the book out very fast to capitalize on the "WAP craze" that was happening a year or so ago. Read morePublished on Oct. 16 2001 by Gerald Isaacs
This is the best way to get really confused before writing your first WAP application. Try Ben Forta. Read morePublished on March 2 2001 by Alex I.
this was one of the first complete WAP books. The book covers all the begining and advanced topics. I recommend this book to someone with good previous knowledge of web... Read morePublished on Jan. 14 2001 by Ellery
I took 3 hours this past weekend to quickly read through this one and decided to send it back. Each of the sections doesn't work with the others & I didn't find the sample... Read morePublished on Oct. 25 2000
Yeah it's really a great help to me on developing WAP applications on various platforms -- and learn it fast!!!Published on Sept. 19 2000
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