Professional WAP

WAP may not have set the world on fire - despite its enormous hype in 2000 - but many analysts still see opportunity in accessing the Internet from wireless devices like mobile phones. If you want to get a piece of this action, you could do worse than to read Professional WAP.

The book is mostly designed for Web developers who want to parlay their skills to the wireless world. The authors - an international team of 13 - structure most of Professional WAP for this audience. However, people seeking to understand the context of WAP will find the overview (including a history of the technology and a short discussion on the business perspective) useful and easy to digest. Perhaps the book can be first read by business managers for the overview and then passed on to the techies for all the details?

One of the last chapters, "What the future holds", raises some interesting points about the future of wireless computing. This section looks at some of the trends in communications (GPRS, Bluetooth, evolution of PDAs, and so on) in an attempt to shed some light on how WAP will fare over the next few years. If you are considering building your skills in this area, it pays to understand the factors influencing how fast the technology will develop and in what form it will be adopted.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Staff Writers

PC World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

David Coyle

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

I rate the printer as a 5 out of 5 stars as it has been able to fit seamlessly into my busy and mobile lifestyle.

Kurt Hegetschweiler

Brother PocketJet PJ-773 A4 Portable Thermal Printer

It’s perfect for mobile workers. Just take it out — it’s small enough to sit anywhere — turn it on, load a sheet of paper, and start printing.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?