I found a FREE magazine "WBT2" that I really like --- "WIRELESS Business & Technology"
It explains WAP - the good and the bad. It mentions Drexel University in our own backyard.
Did you know that most Digital Phones only go as fast as 9600 and 14,400 (fax speed) so for remote internet surfing, I guess we should all be looking at Ricochet Technology! (Is WAP CRAP?)
Read below for the Free One-Time Subscription Offer
from the same people that gave us Java Developer's Journal
O N E - T I M E F R E E S U B S C R I P T I O N O F F E R !
http://www.sys-con.com/wireless/wiresub.cfm January, 2001
My favorite articles in this Premier Issue
*** WML TUTORIAL:
*** BUILDING WAP APPLICATIONS USING XML-BASED WML AND WMLSCRIPT
*** by Wei Meng Lee
By now, of course, you've heard of WAP, or Wireless Application
Protocol. Contrary to what some critics want you to believe, WAP doesn't stand
for "Where Are the Phones?" Some analysts even coined the phrase "Wait
And Participate." Whether WAP is here to stay is beyond the scope of this
article, but with the influx of WAP-enabled devices from leading phone
manufacturers, such as Motorola, Ericsson, and Nokia, the WAP market
seems eager for a couple of killer applications.
*** WAP UPDATE:
*** IS WAP CRAP?
*** Interview by Jeremy Geelan
Luca Passani is an Italian IT professional living in Copenhagen,
Denmark, where he works for Phone.com. With extensive experience in client-side
And server-side scripting in Web technologies, Luca is the author of
Several technical articles about WAP and is one of the coauthors of
Professional WAP by Wrox Press (reviewed elsewhere in this issue). WBT talked to
Luca in Copenhagen.
*** DREXEL GOES WIRELESS
*** by John A. Bielec and Kenneth S. Blackney
Drexel University, a cornerstone of higher education in the
Northeastern U.S., was once known as the Drexel Institute of Technology. Under the
leadership of its current president, Constantine Papadakis, Drexel has
launched an energetic strategic agenda with renewed emphasis on its
major differentiating characteristic: technology-focused education and
*** INSIDE INSIGHT:
*** THE WIRELESS EMPEROR HAS NO CLOTHES
*** by Peter Roxburgh
Six months ago I convinced my father, a committed technophobe, to
Connect to the Internet; he wasn't impressed. Last month he bought a WAP phone;
He still wasn't impressed. What is impressive is his new-found knowledge of
HTTP error messages that could shame many a developer. He's now
Conversant with errors 400 through 404, a connoisseur of "Internal Server Errors"
-and merrily feasts on "Content Type Unacceptable."
*** DATELINE JAPAN:
*** by Michiyo Nakamoto
One night recently, Masanori Ishii picked up his i-mode phone to read
e-mail from his contacts in Houston, only to be told the service was
unavailable. "It was the third time that week this had happened to me,
so I knew the problem would be solved in a couple of hours," Mr Ishii
said. "I can read the same e-mail on my PC, so it's not such a problem
even if i-mode fails me."
*** WIRELESS FUTURES:
*** SURVIVING THE WIRELESS DISRUPTION
*** by Walt Smith and Dave Shuker
Not since the dawn of the industrial revolution has technology
Disrupted the way the world works. The Internet removed obstacles, practically
overnight, that businesses had to work around for hundreds of years:
geographical constraints, long transaction times, and large inventory.
Perhaps most significant, the Internet's free flow of information
transferred economic power from the seller to the buyer.
*** WIRELESS JAVA:
*** WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN?
*** by Alan Williamson
Wireless - what a stupid word. When all's said and done, what does it
really mean? Is it just another word the computing industry has
hijacked for its own ill-gotten gains? After some searching around I came up
with a number of definitions for the infamous word.
*** by Tom Dibble, Tom Hume, Richard Weeks
Welcome to the inaugural issue of what in our humble opinion will
Become North America's compulsory reading on what wireless is all about and
What it's becoming before you guys and gals overtake us! Through the
technological ages, the U.S. has always held the whip hand over Europe.
*** MOBILE TOOLS:
*** BUILDING THE PLUMBING FOR THE WIRELESS INTERNET
*** by Kevin Dallas
When we developed the Microsoft Mobile Explorer (MME), a dual-mode
Browser for use in mobile handsets, we wanted it to work with over-the-air
Internet-standard HTTP and HTML protocols, as well as read content
delivered via the Wireless Application Protocol. Microbrowser products
should be small, so a principal challenge when designing MME was to
build a parallel stack to the existing HTML and HTTP code that would handle
WAP without duplicating a lot of code and taking space we didn't have.
*** WIRELESS JAVA:
*** JAVA AND SMS
*** by Keith Douglas
You're reading a huge amount about wireless technologies in the press
these days. Everywhere you look, somebody, somewhere, is doing
cool with their application and the world of WAP. The very fact that
you're reading this magazine attests that you're at least toe dipping
this new world of no-wires! But how do you actually start using it with
your own programs?
... AND MUCH MUCH MORE !
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