Pocket PC Development in the Enterprise: Mobile Solutions with Visual Basic and .NET

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Addison-Wesley Professional, 2001 - Computers - 416 pages
The complete guide to developing mobile business solutions for Microsoft's Pocket PC platform!

-- Real scenarios, real development challenges, and working code.

-- Extending existing infrastructure, delivering robust database connectivity, providing Web "thin-client" support, and much more.

-- CD-ROM: extensive developer's library, including Microsoft(r) eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0, Pocket SOAP, and SQL Server 2000 for Windows(r) CE.

The Pocket PC market is taking off, as organizations increasingly utilize Microsoft's Pocket PC platform to mobilize their key enterprise applications. Now, there's a complete guide to Pocket PC development that demonstrates exactly how to build effective mobile applications that integrate smoothly with existing enterprise infrastructure. Written by two of the field's leading developers and consultants, this book focuses on real scenarios, real challenges, and real solutions. The authors begin by presenting the business case for "mobilizing" enterprise applications, and the key tools of the trade, including Microsoft's eMbedded Visual Tools. You'll review each core element of eMbedded Visual Basic, discovering never-before-published techniques for improving application functionality and performance. The book also presents a start-to-finish application case study. The accompanying CD-ROM contains all source code plus an extensive library of Pocket PC developer's tools, including Microsoft's eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0, SQL Server for Windows CE 1.1, Odyssey Software's CEfusion 3.5 Free Developer's Edition (worth $500), Pocket SOAP, and much more.

 

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Contents

Extend the enterprise
13
Learning Pocket PC development from
30
Tools of mobile trade
50
Getting started and beyond
70
Databases in motion
155
Corporate infrastructure hits the road
210
ACME Copier field service operation
277
Inside ACME Copiers system
306
Distributing applications
356
NExT steps
379
Conclusion
407
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About the author (2001)

Christian Forsberg and Andreas Sjöström are highly regarded and sought after Senior Consultants in the domains of corporate mobile solutions. They both work at the Swedish practice of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young and are both Contributing Writers at PocketPC.com. Christian Forsberg has been designing and implementing enterprise solutions based on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. He started programming in 1977 and is still a proud developer, now on Pocket PC. His non-Pocket PC life is spent with his love and wife, Hanna, and their children; Ludwig, Franz, Max and Linus. Andreas Sjöström has over 10 years of experience in system architecture design and software development. He enthusiastically began programming a Sinclair ZX81 back in 1982. He is a Pocket PC expert specializing in mobile database development and back office integration. Andreas lives in Mullsjö, Sweden, together with his lovely wife Marie, and their two children Alexander and Rebecka.

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