UPnP Design by Example: A Software Developer's Guide to Universal Plug and Play
||Author: Michael Jeronimo, Jack Weast|
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Publisher: Intel Press (01 May, 2003)
Sales Rank: 36,173
Average Customer Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Excellent UPnP tutorial
I found this book to be a great introduction to the UPnP technology. The authors start with some reasonable assumptions about the skills of the reader, then methodically build a foundation for understanding and implementing the UPnP technology. Highly recommended.
Rating: 4 out of 5
Very good UPnP overview
This book gives very good overall overview of UPnP for somebody that is new to this matter. It is done from the Intel tools perspective, which is not surprising given writers affiliation. But, all in all, they try to give an objective picture.
I would like to see more concrete comparisons with Jini though. None of the other, non-UPnP compatible, service discovery methods explicitly mentioned in the book but advantages and shortcomings of UPnP (and there are quite a few) could be understood only in conjunction with other developments. There are currently some domains, for example, where UPnP will simply not work. For somebody, that is interested what other similar technologies are available I can recommend the book "Jini technology: An Overview" by S. Ilango Kumaran because this book gives a broader view of the state of technolgy today (not just Jini).
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