======================================= PRESS RELEASE -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ======================================= Manning Publications announces the release of: Dynamic WAP Application Development By Soo Mee Foo, Christopher Hoover, Wei Meng Lee
A V A I L A B L E A U G U S T 2 0 0 1 Greenwich, CT - The universal, open standard for the delivery of Internet content and services to mobile phones and other wireless devices is WAP-the Wireless Application Protocol. With WAP breathlessly hyped as the "next revolution" in technology (and sometimes just as vigorously vilified), it can be hard to figure out what WAP really can-and cannot--do for the real-world developer and for the end-user. This comprehensive guide to building dynamic Web sites for wireless use provides developers with the necessary skills to develop WAP applications. Dynamic WAP Application Development first introduces the Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) and offers an in-depth explanation of the prominent wireless languages. These include HDML (Handheld Device Markup Language), the language used by the majority of the Internet-enabled phones in the United States and Japan; WML (Wireless Markup Language), the XML-based successor to HDML; and WMLScript, the client-side scripting language of the wireless world that allows the developer to include procedure logic in an application. In addition to hands-on practice with each of these languages, the book examines the issues involved in converting HDML documents to WML. The book provides an overview of Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) and Java Servlets and guides developers through the process of creating dynamic WAP applications using these server-side technologies. Application design specific to the small display and limited memory capacity of wireless phones is also covered. Advanced topics include security, performance, and the intricacies of WAP gateways. The book also includes robust case studies that put WAP concepts into practice. This book is geared for developers who are called upon to extend existing Web services to wireless phone subscribers and for those who need to understand the resources involved in the development and deployment of WAP applications. For a closer look at Dynamic WAP Application Development, Manning offers components of the book online: the table of contents, two sample chapters, the index and source code can be viewed at www.manning.com/foo. Manning's Author Online forums are becoming recognized as valuable places for readers to pose questions to authors and to discuss with them topics related to their books. Found at the book's web page, Author Online is open to all visitors, including those who do not own the book. For developers in a hurry, Manning titles are also published as PDF ebooks that contain the complete text and illustrations of the printed editions, plus a linked index and bookmarks to every entry in the Table of Contents. They can be purchased from the publisher's website at a substantial saving off the printed version price. The ebook price is subtracted from the price of a subsequent purchase of the same book in hardcopy from Manning's site. Soo Mee Foo has a Master's degree in Computer Science with specialization in parallel programming and artificial intelligence. She also conducts workshops on Web and WAP application development to IT professionals. She lives in Singapore, where she is a lecturer at a polytechnic. Christopher Hoover manages platform technologies for Openwave Systems, Inc., an industry leader in wireless web technology and co-founder of the WAP forum. He currently resides in San Francisco. Wei Meng Lee has a Computer Science degree from the National University of Singapore. His interest is in web technologies and he conducts training for Visual Basic and web developers. He lives in Singapore. Dynamic WAP Application Development by Soo Mee Foo, Christopher Hoover, Wei Meng Lee ISBN 1930110-081 Printed Edition - Softbound, 888 pages, $49.95 Ebook Edition - PDF format, 9 Mb, $13.50 Printed edition is sold through Manning and everywhere that technical books are sold. Ebook edition is only available from publisher's Web site: www.manning.com/foo.
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