Symbian OS Communications Programming

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A developer's guide to the Symbian OS communications architecture.

The Symbian OS communications architecture is the cornerstone of Symbian OS - enabling the combination of voice communications, wireless Internet access and computing functionality. This book is designed to help developers understand the Symbian platform and learn how to develop and deliver those vital products that plug-in to the comms architecture. Services built around this ...

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Overview

A developer's guide to the Symbian OS communications architecture.

The Symbian OS communications architecture is the cornerstone of Symbian OS - enabling the combination of voice communications, wireless Internet access and computing functionality. This book is designed to help developers understand the Symbian platform and learn how to develop and deliver those vital products that plug-in to the comms architecture. Services built around this architecture will drive the 3G market.

  • Covers both architectural and "hands on" programming perspectives of the Symbian OS Comms Architecture
  • Demonstrates how to use the Symbian OS Comms APIs from C++ and Java
  • Includes coverage of technologies including: serial comms, sockets, IRDA, TCP/IP and PPP, Bluetooth, Telephony (GSM), Messaging (Email, Fax,SMS), HTTP/HTML, WAP/WML and more...
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"...clear and detailed...the supporting text is lucid and clear..." (www.wirelessdevnet.com, 5 July 2002) 

"…something useful for everyone…the writing is clear, and the structure makes it easy to learn…" (Forum Nokia, 6 March 12003)

"…written in a clear and accessible manner…" (CVu, June 2003)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470844304
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/12/2002
  • Series: Symbian Press Series , #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 418
  • Product dimensions: 9.25 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Meet the Author

DR MICHAEL J. JIPPING is Associate Professor of Computer Science at Hope College, Michigan, USA. He is a long-time member of the Symbian Developer Network, and has been developing software for Symbian OS for over seven years. He is actively involved in research on handheld networking and has co-authored several textbooks on programming languages.
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Table of Contents

Preface.

Foreword.

Section 1: The Basics of Symbian OS Communication.

Introduction.

Introduction to the Symbian Communication Architecture.

Several Introductions to the Architecture Infrastructure.

Transport Technologies.

Look at Content Technologies.

Security and Communication.

Section 2: Programming using Symbian OS Communication.

Getting Started with Communications Programming.

Serial Communications.

Communicating via Infrared: Serial Communications.

Using Sockets.

Communicating via Infrared: Using Sockets.

Communicating with TCP/IP.

Bluetooth Communications.

Telephony.

Sending and Receiving Messages.

Browsable Content Technologies.

Section 3: Miscellaneous Topics.

Synchronization: PLP and SyncML.

The Communications Database.

Looking Ahead.

Appendix A Developer Resources and Bibliography.

Index.

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