Developing software for Symbian OS: a beginner's guide to creating Symbian OS v9 smartphone applications in C++

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John Wiley & Sons, Dec 18, 2007 - Computers - 438 pages
Many problems encountered by engineers developing code for specialized Symbian subsystems boil down to a lack of understanding of the core Symbian programming concepts. Developing Software for Symbian OS remedies this problem as it provides a comprehensive coverage of all the key concepts. Numerous examples and descriptions are also included, which focus on the concepts the author has seen developers struggle with the most. The book covers development ranging from low-level system programming to end user GUI applications. It also covers the development and packaging tools, as well as providing some detailed reference and examples for key APIs. The new edition includes a completely new chapter on platform security. The overall goal of the book is to provide introductory coverage of Symbian OS v9 and help developers with little or no knowledge of Symbian OS to develop as quickly as possible. There are few people with long Symbian development experience compared to demand, due to the rapid growth of Symbian in recent years, and developing software for new generation wireless devices requires knowledge and experience of OS concepts. This book will use many comparisons between Symbian OS and other OSes to help in that transition. Get yourself ahead with the perfect introduction to developing software for Symbian OS.

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Contents

Smartphones and Symbian OS
1
Symbian OS Quick Start
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Symbian OS Architecture
63
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Steve Babin works at IBM developing enterprise software for smartphones based on Symbian OS and MIcrosoft Windows Mobile. He has a BSEE from Louisiana State University and over 20 years of software development and leadership experience on a variety of products - including medical devices, Java accelerators, avionics, Internet appliances, and system-on-chip silicon devices - using numerous operating systems. Steve is married to Sharon and has a daughter named Hillary. They live in Austin, TX. He is an Accredited Symbian Developer.