- About this book
Palm Programming in Basic provides a foundation upon which programmers can develop applications for the Palm OS with very little knowledge of the OS itself. It is a comprehensive reference that gets professional programmers up to speed on AppForge, NS Basic, and CASL. The author, Jon Kilburn, shares his vast experience as a developer of dozens of applications for Palm OS in presenting the Palm programming strategies contained in this book.
Kilburn clearly explains how to structure programs for Palm devices and how to develop conduits for passing information between PC desktops and Palm devices, and reviews the conduit tools available to developers. Palm Programming in Basic also includes a guide to developing Web Clipping applications, an overview of Palm utilities that all programmers can use, and an appendix on performing data compression.
- About the authors
Jon Kilburn graduated from Pennsylvania State University and has been actively involved in the programming community since 1988. He has written articles and taught seminars all over the world and is editor of Pinnacle's PDA Developer newsletter. Jon is president of Vivid Software, a Texas-based consulting firm that specializes in creating Internet solutions that use Visual Basic and SQL Server.
From the reviews:
"‘Palm Programming in Basic’ does a respectable job of introducing a niche topic for Visual Basic programmers making the transition from desktop to Palm programming. Beginning with a well-considered treatment of the differences between programming for desktop versus handheld … Kilburn next explains POSE, the Palm emulator used to test and debug applications on the desktop. … The comparative tutorials are a valuable and unique approach for those deciding which … is the best development platform to use … ." (Metropolis, May, 2002)