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NS BASIC Corporation

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http://www.nsbasic.com/palm

Author:

George Henne

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NS BASIC Corporation

Description:

NS BASIC announces Net Library for Palm OS!

Developing Net-aware apps made simple.

April 24, 2002 -- NS BASIC Corporation is pleased to announce the availablilty of TcpIPLib. This shared library adds easy to use net connectivity functions to NS Basic for Palm, bringing the ability to write net aware applications to all programmers.

The library includes a comprehensive Tech Note which introduces the basic principles of net programming. It is intended to give programmers who have never done net programming before enough information to write their first application.

Sample code included with the new library includes

  • getting a web page
  • reading a newsgroup
  • sending an email message
  • retrieving an email message
  • interchanging data with a desktop server program written in Visual Basic

TcpIpLib includes the full source for the library itself, as well as the source code for a desktop Visual Basic server. Shared libraries bring additional functionality to NS Basic for Palm. They can be developed using off the shelf development environments, such as Codewarrior or the freeware PRC-Tools. The desktop server program can easily be extended to do database and other functions using standard Microsoft and third party tools.

Full details and download information are in Tech Note 18 at http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/technotes/TN18.htm . If you do not currently have NS Basic, you can download a demo (that will work with the new library) from http://www.nsbasic.com/pub/Pal m_files/updates/NsbasicDemo.exe.

TcpIpLib will run on any net-enabled Palm OS device, including Ethernet, 802.11b or wireless connection. It also runs on the Palm OS Emulator (POSE), allowing the development and testing of NS Basic net apps completely on the desktop, without a device. A working version of POSE is included with NS Basic for Palm, as well as with the demo.

TcpIpLib is no charge to existing NS Basic for Palm users.

More about NS Basic for Palm OS

NS Basic allows developers who have programmed with tools such as Visual Basic to use their experience to rapidly develop applications for Palm OS based devices. NS Basic is a complete, powerful development environment, with features such as databases, serial and IR communications, bar code and signature capture and more. NS Basic is widely used in the enterprise as well as by individual developers. The complete development environment sells for $149.95 USD.

About NS BASIC

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 have licenced NS BASIC's tools for Palm OS, Windows CE and Newton. Here are some useful pointers for more information:
Tour: h ttp://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/Tour.html
FAQ: htt p://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/faq.html
Specifications: http://www.nsbasic.com/palm/info/Specification s.htm
For more information, please contact us at info@nsbasic.com .


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