SyncML : Synchronizing and Managing Your Mobile Data

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This is a guide to synchronizing information on wireless devices, written by the developers of the the SyncML more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 177.8 x 237.2 x 22.6mm | 607.82g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130093696
  • 9780130093691

About Uwe Hansmann

UWE HANSMANN is IBM development manager for multiple Pervasive Computing projects, including the development of the SyncML Reference Toolkit. He was co-chair of the SyncML Core Expert Group. RIKU METTALA, technology manager for SyncML-based application technologies at Nokia Mobile Phones, has led SyncML software projects and contributed to SyncML standardization from the beginning. APRATIM PURAKAYASTHA, research manager at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, specializes in mobile computing and mobile data synchronization. He is a founding contributor to the SyncML standard. PETER THOMPSON, Senior Software Engineer for Starfish Software, chairs the SyncML Technical more

Table of contents

Foreword. Preface. Introduction. 1. An Introduction to Data Synchronization. The Different Topologies. Summary. The Different Usage Modes. Challenges with Data Synchronization. Related Work.I. SYNCML OVERVIEW. 2. SyncML: An Introduction. The SyncML Initiative. An Overview of SyncML. From an Initiative to a De Facto Standard.3. SyncML Applications. Coordinating a Busy Family. Supporting Roving Nightingales. The Reach of SyncML Applications.II. SYNCML IN-DEPTH. 4. SyncML Fundamentals. The Design Goals of SyncML. Architectural Insight into SyncML.5. Synchronization Protocol. Overview. Phases of Synchronization Protocol. Initialization. Transferring Large Amounts of Data. Mapping of Identifiers and Slow Synchronization.6. Representation Protocol. Identifiers in SyncML. Operations in SyncML. Representation Protocol Elements. Text and Binary Representation. Static Conformance Requirements.7. Supportive SyncML Components. SyncML Architecture and Components. Complementary DTD Components. Transport Protocols for SyncML.8. Security and Authentication. SyncML Authentication. SyncML Authentication Types. Secure Transport. Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).9. Device Management. Rationale and Overview. SyncML Device Management Technology. Summary and Next Steps.III. BUILDING SYNCML APPLICATIONS. 10. SyncML API and Reference Implementation. Functionality. Architecture. Installation. Initializing the Reference Implementation. Generating a SyncML Document. Parsing a SyncML Document. Communication Toolkit API. The Future.11. Mobile Devices and SyncML. Wireless and Mobile Characteristics. SyncML Client Architecture and Implementation. SyncML Enabled Applications. Summary.12. The SyncML Server. A Generic SyncML Server. Data Paths in Synchronization. Functional Expectations from a SyncML Server. Performance, Scalability, and Reliability.13. Interoperability Verification. Conformance Testing. Interoperability Testing at SyncFest. Virtual SyncFest. SyncML Interoperability Reference Pool. Recertification.IV. SUMMARY AND THE FUTURE. 14. Summary and the Future. SyncML History. Current Market Status. Future SyncML Activities. Future Markets.V. APPENDICES. Appendix A. Bibliography. Appendix B. Glossary. Appendix C. Trademarks. more

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