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Frank Zammetti

Frank W. Zammetti is a web architect specialist for a leading worldwide financial company by day, and a PocketPC and open-source developer by night. He is the founder and chief software architect of Omnytex Technologies, a PocketPC development house.

He has over 12 years of "professional" experience in the�information technology�field, and over 12 more of "amateur" experience. He began his nearly life-long love of computers at age 7, when he became one of four students chosen to take part in his school district's pilot computer program. A year later, he was the only participant left! The first computer Frank owned was a Timex Sinclair 1000 in 1982, on which he wrote a program to look up movie times for all of Long Island (and without the 16k expansion module!). After that, he moved on to a Commodore 64 and spent about 4 years doing nothing but assembly programming (games mostly). He finally got his first IBM-compatible PC in 1987, and began learning the finer points of programming (as they existed at that time!).

Frank has primarily developed web-based applications for about 8 years. Before that, he developed Windows-based client/server applications in a variety of languages. Frank holds numerous certifications including SCJP, MCSD, CNA, i-Net+, A+, CIW, MCP, and numerous BrainBench certifications. He is a contributor to a number of open source projects, including DataVision, Struts, PocketFrog, and Jakarta Commons. In addition, Frank has started two projects: Java Web Parts and The Struts Web Services Enablement Project. He also was one of the founding members of a project that created the first fully functioning Commodore 64 emulator for PocketPC devices (PocketHobbit).

Frank has authored various articles on topics that range from integrating DataVision into web apps, to using Ajax in Struts-based applications. He is�working on a new application framework specifically geared to creating next-generation web applications.

Frank Zammetti's Books

Practical Ext JS Projects with Gears

Practical Ext JS Projects with Gears

  • Publication Date: July 7, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1924-8

Discover Ext JS, one of today's most powerful and highly regarded JavaScript frameworks, with perhaps the best set of GUI widgets around, and a whole host of components that make developing client-side applications a breeze. Learn More …

Practical Palm Pre webOS Projects

Practical Palm Pre webOS Projects

  • Publication Date: December 16, 2009
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-2674-1

In this book, you'll learn all about the Palm Pre and webOS, their capabilities, and how to develop for them. You'll learn to write applications that function entirely on the Pre itself, and You'll also learn to write applications that "live in the cloud" (i.e., keep you connected to the digital world around you). Learn More …

Practical Dojo Projects

Practical Dojo Projects

  • Publication Date: September 23, 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-1066-5

Uncover the fundamentals of Dojo, its core, Dojo Widgets, and DojoX. In Practical Dojo Projects, you'll learn all about what Dojo has to offer. You'll see it in action in the form of five fully-functional applications. Learn More …

Practical Ajax Projects with Java Technology

Practical Ajax Projects with Java Technology

  • Publication Date: July 24, 2006
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-695-1

Practical Ajax Projects with Java Technology provides a learn-by-example experience for Java developers. It features a crowd-pleasing array of seven complete example applications that you can even adapt for use in your own projects. Technologies covered include Apache, Ant, Ajax Tags, Struts, Prototype, DWR, Dojo, and more. Learn More …

Practical JavaScript, DOM Scripting and Ajax Projects

Practical JavaScript, DOM Scripting and Ajax Projects

  • Publication Date: April 10, 2007
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-816-0

Practical JavaScript, DOM, and Ajax Projects is ideal for web developers already experienced in JavaScript who want to take their knowledge to the next level. Learn More …

Practical DWR 2 Projects

Practical DWR 2 Projects

  • Publication Date: January 23, 2008
  • ISBN13: 978-1-59059-941-9

Practical DWR 2 Projects includes six full, working applications, introducing you to all that DWR offers. Learn More …

Learn Corona SDK Game Development

Learn Corona SDK Game Development

  • Publication Date: April 30, 2013
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5068-5

Start with an idea -- end at the App Store. Learn Corona SDK Game Development walks you through the entire Corona game development process. Learn More …

Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business

Pro iOS and Android Apps for Business

  • Publication Date: October 29, 2013
  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-6070-7

How to create full-featured business apps for iOS and Android, from soup to nuts, with no Objective-C or Java required. Learn More …