Beginning WAP: WML and WMLScript

Beginning WAP: WML and WMLScript

by Apress, Foo Soo Mee, Wei Meng Lee, Ted Wugofski
     
 
This book is aimed at several audiences. First, it's for those with an interest in the rapid development of the communications industry, but little or no previous experience of computer programming. Second, it's for those with some 'traditional' programming skills, and a desire to transfer their knowledge to this brand new area. Third, the thorough

Overview

This book is aimed at several audiences. First, it's for those with an interest in the rapid development of the communications industry, but little or no previous experience of computer programming. Second, it's for those with some 'traditional' programming skills, and a desire to transfer their knowledge to this brand new area. Third, the thorough coverage given to the behavior of WAP applications on real consumer devices makes it a valuable resource for existing WAP developers.

What does this book cover?

  • Provides an introduction to wireless technologies: the what, why, and how of WAP
  • Explains how markup languages work, and charts the evolution and purpose of XML
  • Teaches WML and WMLScript from the ground up, assuming no prior programming knowledge
  • Examines different ways of presenting and prompting for information, and gives recommendations
  • Explores the behavior of WAP applications on real consumer devices, not just simulators
  • Introduces ASP and XSLT as ways of customizing applications for individual clients
  • All code and examples compatible with version 1.2 of the WAP Specification

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781861004581
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
11/01/2000
Series:
Beginning Ser.
Edition description:
2000
Pages:
651
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.06(d)

Meet the Author

Soo Mee Foo is currently lecturing at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore. She lectures in web application development, networking, and security. She also conducts workshops on web and WAP application development for IT professionals.

Wei Meng Lee graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1996 with a degree in Computer Science. His interest is in web technologies, and he conducts training for XML and web developers. Wei Meng has recently caught the WAP fever and is intrigued by the ability to surf the Internet using a telephone.

Karli Watson is an in-house author for Wrox Press. He started out with the intention of becoming a world famous nanotechnologist, so perhaps one day you might recognize his name as he receives a Nobel Prize. For now, though, Karli's computing interests include all things mobile, and upcoming technologies such as C#. He can often be found preaching about these technologies at conferences, as well as after hours in drinking establishments.

Ted Wugofski is a technologist for Phone.com. He is active within the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) Forum, World Wide Web Consortium, and ECMA, focusing on the convergence of traditional web technologies with non-traditional computing environments.

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