- Release Date: 11 April, 2001
- Used Price: $25.00
- Availability: Usually ships within 13 to 14 days
Authors: Christoffer Andersson, Christoffer Andersson
Customer Rating: 3.73 of 5 (15 total reviews)
- Great starting point
This book is a great starting point for learning about the wireless application technology landscape. There are many useful architectural and infrastructure diagrams. The author has written clearly and concisely on what is possible without taking the reader through details of APIs or technical specifications. This book is a comprehensive tutorial of current GPRS and 3G wireless technologies and very helpful to me as a new wireless application architect and designer.
This book will be valuable to a general technical audience and also for product managers, technical product marketers, and project managers. This book is also going to be useful in understanding GPRS application development.
This book is not intended for the developers seeking implementation detail or examples. I also would have liked footnotes or more technical references in the book - however, the author provides a URL for a companion website.
Some thoughts on each of the three main parts of the book:
Part 1. Great overview of 2G - 3G evolution. This section helps application designers understand the importance of QOS and roaming issues. The Bluetooth section was generally more detailed than others - I would have liked some discussion of IEEE 802.11b and maybe IEEE 802.11a.
Part 2. Very helpful discussion of the importance of TCP/IP issues in wireless applications and IPv6. Comprehensive overview of WAP 1.2.1. I would have liked a deeper examination of WAP PUSH, UAProf, WIM and WTA..
Part 3. Nice overview of mobile devices, application architectures, and testing. I would have liked more advice on testing and some guidelines on how service management influences design.
- A nice rough overview of all the new wireless technologies
I started this book with the yearning to know about all of these technologies: Bluetooth, 3G, GPRS, UMTS, CDPD, HSCSD, Location-based services, and TDMA/CDMA/etc. I really have a decent understanding after this reading this book.
It gets to the details of how handoffs between GPRS base stations and stuff like that. Things you might not need to know, but its the details that get you places. I'd recommend this book to anyone wanting to know about the general gamut of wireless technologies.
- e-book thing very difficult
This book is fine.
The e-book is a ripoff unfortunately. Two reasons:
(1) the cd packed with the printed book is omitted.
(2) amazon's e-book download page doesn't work properly; you have to hit escape, then use "view source" then pick out the download URL.