The second edition of Michael Verive's book, NS Basic Programming for Palm OS, is now available. It's been updated to include all the features up to NS Basic/Palm 4.4, including:
About the first edition, Eston Bond said, "As a developer for Palm OS devices, I have read just about every book out there on development for the Palm OS platform. I'd recommend this book to anyone just starting out with Palm OS development or experienced developers with VB/C++ experience. From the simple dbOpen() command to advanced techniques, this book will get you through it all. It's also comprehensive; you don't have to know anything about the topic you want to study to learn it quickly and easily. Wonderful and five stars to the author."
"With the second edition," said Michael Verive, the author, "I wanted to tell about all the new features and techniques that have become available in NS Basic/Palm, as well as improve on the existing content. It's an even better book."
See http://nsbasicprogrammingforpalmos.com/ for more information.
The 316 page book is chock full of samples, explanations and real world advice. A CD is included with a special version of NS Basic/Palm, plus all the samples and a good selection of helpful utilities and programs for developers.
The regular price is $39.95, but it's available on the NS BASIC site for just $34.95, plus shipping. http://www.nsbasic.com/order.shtml
Amazon is currently out of stock, but are expected to have it soon.
Mr. Verive is a former scientist, currently practicing as a Pediatric Critical Care physician. He's programmed computers of every shape and size since the 70's, in 24 programming languages. He finds Palm OS devices to be indispensible in medicine as well as routine daily life, and decided to master their programming, recycling thousands of lines of code from prior projects.
NS Basic allows developers who have used tools like Visual Basic to rapidly develop applications for Palm OS 5 based and earlier devices as well as Cobalt. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment for Palm OS applications. NS Basic includes features such as databases, serial and IR communications, signature capture, bar code reading, wireless communications and more. NS Basic/Palm is priced at $149.95 for a single user version. An Enterprise edition is available. There are no runtime royalty charges for apps created with NS Basic/Palm.
On the desktop, NS Basic for Palm runs on Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. It also runs on Mac under Virtual PC and Linux under Win4Lin and VmWare. The executables produced will run on any Palm OS device using Palm OS 3.1 or later. The IDE is available in 10 different languages.
NS Basic for Palm OS is one of the most widely used Palm OS development tools. NS BASIC Corporation has been a leading creator of development tools for handheld devices since 1993. More than 15,000 developers in over 60 countries use NS BASIC\'s tools for Palm OS, Windows CE and Newton. Here are some useful pointers for more information: