Learn how to build databases on personal digital devices to be usedwith PDA applications
Several years ago, the business community accepted the Internet asa viable solution to extending the corporate environment. Today,there is another movement towards enhancing this methodology--empowering mobile wireless business users with increasinglypowerful PDAs.
Robert Laberge and Srdjan Vujosevic have written the first bookever to cover mobile database development. They discuss the manymethods of connecting to the Internet, Intranet, or a specificcomputer and how they are all viable business solutions for today'slarge, medium, and small corporations.
In addition, they offer detailed discussions of such topicsas:
Basics of the mobile wireless environment, including a quick viewof WAP technology and an overview of PDAs and theirenvironments
The client-server methodology-what it is and how it applies toPDAs
Data warehousing-centralizing departmental information foreveryone in an organization to access
Palm as a whole, in addition to Pocket PC from Microsoft
Tools needed for building an application to access data on aPDA
The Sybase solution to PDA databases-the components from Sybase,and an example using specific pieces of the offering
* IBM's DB2 solution-a discussion on the components, and aneasy-to-follow application using the components
The companion Web site contains all the source code for the sampleapplications in the book.