Palm OS Programming: The Developer's Guide, 2nd Edition
||Author: Neil Rhodes, Julie McKeehan|
List Price: $39.95
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Publisher: O'Reilly & Associates (15 October, 2001)
Sales Rank: 29,361
Average Customer Rating: 3.05 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 3 out of 5
Palm OS Programming The Developer's Guide
The information was not as detailed in some areas as I had hoped. It would be a handy reference guide except! The pages are separating from the binder and I expect that in a few months I will have many lose pages stuffed in the book, Especially in areas I reference often. A good reference book should withstand repeated usage, and this one will not.This book was bought new in mid November and has had just one months useage.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent - Latest Edition will always be on my bookshelf
After dabling with a Palm for awhile, and browsing the 1st ed of this book, I decided to get serious about Palm programming. So I obtained the latest edition, 2nd edition and wondered why there isn't a 3rd edition; as the second edition does not cover higher than Palm OS 4.1.
However, given that, I find now that I am reading this 2nd edition from cover to cover. It is truely excellent. Yes there are areas it would be nice to cover in more detail; but there are also specific books such as Palm Database Programming that go into these areas in more depth.
I have lectured at college, and am planning to give a semester course in Palm Programming, and I intend to have each of my students buy this book as the major text.
I shall always buy the latest most current edition of this for my bookshelf.
Excellent work and praise for the two authors! Where is the awaited 3rd edition?
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent Palm programming book
Have you ever wanted to get into Palm programming, but were unsure about
how to go about it?
Well wait no more, O'Reilly (I'm sure you know about them) has a really
great book on Palm Programming called "Palm OS Programming - The
This is one of the best programming books I have ever read, and I read
them daily. The content is clear and even though it includes extensive
source code examples is not boring - a typical problem with programming
The book starts with the special requirements of programming for mobile
organizer devices, and proceeds to develep a reasonable sized application,
right through to writing a desktop conduit. By the time you have finished
the book, you should be ready to create your own Palm program.
The only thing I would change about the book is that it does not go into
handling categories in database items (IE GUI and coding examples), I'm
sure these are available from PalmSource, but I would have liked to have
it all in the book.
I've always liked O'Reilly books, but this is absolutely the best I have
· Palm OS Programming Bible, Second Edition
· Palm OS Developer's Guide
· Instant Palm OS Applications
· Palm OS Network Programming