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Apache Cordova 3 Programming

Covers PhoneGap 3.X

Written for experienced mobile developers, Apache Cordova 3 Programming  is a complete introduction to Apache Cordova 3 and Adobe PhoneGap 3.  It describes what makes Cordova important and shows how to install and use the tools, the new Cordova CLI, the native SDKs, and more. If you’re brand new to Cordova, this book will be just what you need to get started. If you’re familiar with an older version of Cordova, this book will show you in detail how to use all of the new stuff that’s in Cordova 3 plus stuff that has been around for a while (like the Cordova core APIs).

After walking you through the process of downloading and setting up the framework, mobile expert John M. Wargo shows you how to install and use the command line tools to manage the Cordova application lifecycle and how to set up and use development environments for several of the more popular Cordova supported mobile device platforms. Of special interest to new developers are the chapters on the anatomy of a Cordova application, as well as the mechanics of Cordova development. Wargo also covers the development process and the tools you can use to test and debug your Cordova applications, and provides a complete chapter that introduces the Cordova APIs, in addition to a chapter that shows you how to create your own plugins.

Filled with lots of examples and code, the book includes includes complete coverage of Android, iOS, BlackBerry 1,0 and Windows Phone development for Cordova.

Topics covered include:

  • How to install and use the Cordova CLI and associated tools
  • How to configure the Android developer tools (ADT) to run, test, and debug your Cordova applications for Android
  • How to use Xcode—Apple’s development tool for iOS development—to run, test, and debug Cordova applications for iOS devices
  • How to use the Safari browser to debug Cordova applications on iOS devices
  • How to use the Microsoft development tools to run, test, and debug Cordova applications for Windows Phone 8
  • How to set up and use the PhoneGap Build service to package Cordova applications and share those applications with others
  • How to create Cordova plugins for both Android and iOS

The author maintains a web site for the book at where updates, errata, and the source code for the book are available.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The What, How, Why, and More of Apache Cordova
Chapter 2. Installing the Cordova and PhoneGap Frameworks
Chapter 3. Installing the Cordova Command-Line Interface
Chapter 4. Using the Cordova Command-Line Interface
Chapter 6. The Mechanics of Cordova Development
Chapter 7. Android Development with Cordova
Chapter 8. Blackberry 10 Development with Cordova
Chapter 9. iOS Development with Cordova
Chapter 10. Windows Phone 8 Development with Cordova
Chapter 11. Using PhoneGap Build
Chapter 12. Working with the Cordova APIs
Chapter 13. Creating Cordova Plugins
Chapter 14. Building a Cordova Application
Chapter 15. Extending Cordova to the Enterprise

Book Details

  • Paperback: 262 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (December 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321957369
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321957368
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