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WirelessDevNet Suggested Reading

Each week WDN features a popular title in our daily NewsWire mailout. Browse the archives for some great ideas from the bookstore. Feel free to send your suggested reading ideas to editors@wirelessdevnet.com.

GSM, GPRS and EDGE Performance: Evolution Toward 3G/UMTS The introduction of GERAN (GSM EDGE Radio Access Network) will enable the existing GSM and IS-136 Radio Access Networks, based on digital 2nd Generation TDMA technologies, to evolve towards real 3rd Generation Radio Access Networks in terms of radio spectral efficiency, peak data throughput and support for 3rd Generation services - Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1st edition (June 15, 2002).

Wireless Java for Symbian Devices Developed by a consortium of several major mobile-telephone manufacturers and licensed by nearly all the others, the Symbian operating system seems likely to be the OS running on the next generation of mobile communications devices. Wireless Java for Symbian Devices explains why the Java programming language is similarly likely to appeal to programmers having the task of providing services to users of Symbian devices.



Mathematics for 3D Game Programming & Computer Graphics - Although the book is geared toward applications in game development, many of the topics appeal to general interests in 3D graphics. It starts at a fairly basic level in areas such as vector geometry and linear algebra, and then progresses to more advanced topics in 3D programming such as illumination and visibility determination. Particular attention is given to derivations of key results, ensuring that the reader is not forced to endure gaps in the theory.

Micro Java(TM) Game Development - Explores the design of games for mobile and handheld devices in Java 2 micro edition (J2ME), or micro Java. Written for experienced programmers, the guide first reviews the wireless application protocol (WAP) and standard messaging system (SMS), and introduces the mobile information device profile (MIDP). The bulk of the book describes techniques for creating graphics, sounds, animation, and multiplayer connections.




Wireless Game Development in C/C++ With Brew - Designed for game programmers interested in developing mobile phone applications, Wireless Game Development in C/C++ with BREW uses QUALCOMM's BREW development environment to illustrate a variety of techniques in the field of wireless phone games. From the basics of the BREW SDK? and bitmap graphics to wireless networking and applet distribution, this book takes you through the fundamentals of the API, including graphics, sound, and input, and brings it all together with a complete example of a working game.

Bluetooth Application Developer's Guide - Bluetooth Developer's Guide to Embedded Applications will provide developers with an advanced guide to the wireless frequencies governing the Bluetooth protocol. This book will give readers all of the insight, tool, and techniques necessary to write embedded Bluetooth applications. Written for advanced programmers, this book this book will be invaluable for the Bluetooth developer.

Jeff Duntemann's Drive-By Wi-Fi Guide This book consists of many short, focused topic features that answer all the typical questions newcomers ask, such as "how does this work? how do I do it?" without losing the reader or a sense of humor. Duntemann explains the complex security issues clearly, and shows how users can protect themselves from both obvious and non-obvious threats. He expands the blizzard of WiFi acronyms and touches on the human element in the WiFi movement, including hacker threats and WiFi weirdness.

Wi-Fi Handbook : Building 802.11b Wireless Networks Detailing the design and deployment of 802.11b networks in every flavor and size, this working handbook delivers the hands-on expertise you need -- complete with illustrative case studies. From one-cell home systems to global provider networks, Wi-Fi Handbook provides the A-Z facts, details, tips, and strategies you need to handle the job.

The Book of Wi-Fi: Install, Configure, and Use 802.11b Wireless Networking This plain English guide to the 802.11b wireless networking standard teaches readers how to use wireless networks at home, work, or in their neighborhood. Included is detailed, practical information on access points, network interface cards, cables and antennas, and wireless software. Readers will learn how to protect their wireless access point from unwanted intruders with encryption, password protection, and virtual private networks (VPNs), as well as how to configure wireless connections for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Unix, and PDAs.

Wi-Fi (802.11) Network Handbook - Break free with the wireless networking capabilities of 802.11. This comprehensive and well-written guide provides hardware advice, radio frequency fundamentals, performance tips, architecture requirements, and more. Provides clarity on connectivity issues for laptop computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and peripherals.

Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network - With the arrival of IEEE 802.11b (a.k.a. WiFi) and other wireless networking technologies on the market comes a wave of stories about snoops intercepting sensitive LAN traffic from out in the company parking lot or across the concourse at the airport. Hack Proofing Your Wireless Network takes a look at strategies for defending wireless LANs--those based on Bluetooth and IEEE 802.11a as well as WiFi--against signal peculiar to their wireless nature.

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