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Symbian Programming - Resources

To put together the information on these pages, there are a number of resources I use regularly (in addition to close reading of the headers).



Old SDKs

The older SDKs tended to have much more information in them, including debug symbols, debug source code, more headers etc. (Nokia: why did you remove these?). The most helpful for me have been:


Although online things are nice, there are a few books that you should get. The thing with the books is, they have been written by Symbian (ex-)employyees and show code examples that you just would not be able to put together by reading the docs.

I know that there are other books, but I haven't read them so I can't say much about them.

Remember still to take the code samples in these books with a grain of salt. Especially the client-server code in Symbian OS C++ for Mobile Phones is not robust enough for real-world code.

Open source software

The software written by others and released with source is often a great way to learn how to use the more difficult APIs. Here's a list of sites that I've used for source code examples.