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Mobile .NET

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. The .Net Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 3-22
    3. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 23-42
    4. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 43-67
  3. The “Other” Devices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 71-97
    3. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 99-126
    4. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 127-159
    5. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 161-185
  4. The .NET Server

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-187
    2. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 189-214
    3. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 215-246
    4. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 247-269
  5. Mobile .NET

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 273-301
    3. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 303-338
    4. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 339-371
  6. Mobile .NET in the Enterprise

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Derek Ferguson
      Pages 375-392

About this book

Introduction

Mobile .NET begins by examining a wide variety of different wireless Internet devices. These devices are divided into two main divisions: those that are directly supported by .NET (Pocket PCs, i-Mode phones, and WAP devices) and those that are not (Palm OS and J2ME-powered devices). By the end of this book, you'll be able to make .NET work equally well with all of the devices.

In the middle section of the book, the advantages of .NET as a development platform are first introduced. You'll produce a .NET web application capable of serving up stock quotes to virtually any wireless device as an exercise, building on it chapter by chapter. The section concludes with a demonstration of how you can invoke .NET Web services, the cornerstone of Microsoft's new "programmable Internet," from each of the wireless devices mentioned previously.

Mobile .NET concludes by drilling deep down into the technologies provided by .NET specifically for use with wireless devices. The Mobile Internet Toolkit, which can automatically adapt the output of a .NET web application based upon the special needs of differing client devices, is discussed first. Next, Microsoft's mobile data strategy and the main technologies underlying it, SQL Server (CE and desktop versions), XML, and ADO.NET, are discussed. Finally, in a special technology sneak preview, author Derek Ferguson unveils Microsoft's mobile .NET technology, which brings the power of .NET development directly to handheld devices: the .NET Compact Framework.

Keywords

.NET .NET Compact Framework ADO.NET C# SQL SQL Server Web Services XML computer programming development interfaces programming structured design web applications wireless applications

About the authors

Derek Ferguson is a world-renowned author, speaker, and developer who has been recognized throughout the IT industry for his work. He is chief technology evangelist for PocketDBA Systems, a pioneer and leader in the wireless database management industry. Ferguson has accrued numerous certifications as well as book-writing and speaking credits. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD), a Sun Certified Java Programmer (SCJP), and a Certified Lotus Principal Professional (CLPP). His book credits include such popular titles as Broadband Internet Access For Dummies, MCSD Solution Architectures, and Debugging ASP. He has spoken at numerous international developers' conferences, including Wireless DevCon 2000 in San Jose and JavaOne 2001 in San Francisco. Ferguson graduated summa cum laude from DePaul University in Chicago with a bachelor of science degree in computer science.

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