Help with using PDA's for c/c++ programming for an Open University course MT262

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Jason Day
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Hello I'm thinking of buying a PDA to help me with Open University
collage course MT262. The course is bases around the C/C++ high level
programming language to write computer programmes for which there is no
off the shelf applications. I'm hoping to use a PDA at work, on the bus
etc to help me build my sub-programmes. I've read somewhere that you
could get C or C++ tools and compilers for handhelds but as yet I've not
found any. I'm a total novice in the field of PDA and I would be
grateful to hear from anybody who's using one for a similar application.
Also if anyone could offer some advice for which PDA would suit my
application and where I might obtain the software (names etc)

Regards

Jason day

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"Jason Day" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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[q1]> Hello I'm thinking of buying a PDA to help me with Open University[/q1]
[q1]> collage course MT262. The course is bases around the C/C++ high level[/q1]
[q1]> programming language to write computer programmes for which there is[/q1]
[q1]> no off the shelf applications. I'm hoping to use a PDA at work, on the[/q1]
[q1]> bus etc to help me build my sub-programmes. I've read somewhere that[/q1]
[q1]> you could get C or C++ tools and compilers for handhelds but as yet[/q1]
[q1]> I've not found any. I'm a total novice in the field of PDA and I would[/q1]
[q1]> be grateful to[/q1]
hear
[q1]> from anybody who's using one for a similar application. Also if anyone[/q1]
could
[q1]> offer some advice for which PDA would suit my application and where I[/q1]
might
[q1]> obtain the software (names etc)[/q1]
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[q1]> Regards[/q1]
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[q1]> Jason day[/q1]
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Try this FAQ: http://tangentsoft.net/palmfaq/ It's primarily about Palm
programming, but includes info on C++ programming environments for the
Palm OS. Good luck.
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Edward Quan
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Developing for PDAs is totally different from developing applications
for the desktop ... you can learn the underlying language
C/C++ etc. but API calls etc. will be different.

Do you want to be able to program for your desktop on your handheld ? Or
do you want to program on your handheld for your handheld ?

Regards

Edward
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Philip Thomas
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[q1]> Hello I'm thinking of buying a PDA to help me with Open University[/q1]
[q1]> collage course MT262. The course is bases around the C/C++ high level[/q1]
[q1]> programming language to write computer programmes for which there is[/q1]
[q1]> no off the shelf applications. I'm hoping to use a PDA at work, on the[/q1]
[q1]> bus etc to help me build my sub-programmes. I've read somewhere that[/q1]
[q1]> you could get C or C++ tools and compilers for handhelds but as yet[/q1]
[q1]> I've not found any. I'm a total novice in the field of PDA and I would[/q1]
[q1]> be grateful to[/q1]
hear
[q1]> from anybody who's using one for a similar application. Also if anyone[/q1]
could
[q1]> offer some advice for which PDA would suit my application and where I[/q1]
might
[q1]> obtain the software (names etc)[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Regards[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Jason day[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]

Jason,

I did MT262 in 2000. The majority of the programming stuff you do
involves using specific classes that are either provided by the course
team or part of Borland C++ (they won't translate to the PDA
environment). The only use I found for my PDA (a palm) during that
course was for making notes in work of snippets of code that sprung to
mind while at work. I never complied and ran anything on my pda.

The second half of the course is predominantly windows programming which
involve classes you won't find on a pda.

I hope you enjoy the course though. It is a great course, I was new to
programming and found it a lot easier than I expected.

Phil
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Five Cats
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In article <[email protected] uk>, Jason Day <[email protected]
server.freeserve.co.uk> writes
[q1]>Hello I'm thinking of buying a PDA to help me with Open University[/q1]
[q1]>collage course MT262. The course is bases around the C/C++ high level[/q1]
[q1]>programming language to write computer programmes for which there is no[/q1]
[q1]>off the shelf applications. I'm hoping to use a PDA at work, on the bus[/q1]
[q1]>etc to help me build my sub-programmes. I've read somewhere that you[/q1]
[q1]>could get C or C++ tools and compilers for handhelds but as yet I've[/q1]
[q1]>not found any. I'm a total novice in the field of PDA and I would be[/q1]
[q1]>grateful to hear from anybody who's using one for a similar[/q1]
[q1]>application. Also if anyone could offer some advice for which PDA would[/q1]
[q1]>suit my application and where I might obtain the software (names etc)[/q1]

A PDA will not help as the course is based around Borland C++ Builder
which is a PC product. The first two blocks deal with programs which run
in a DOS box, then they go on to visual programming.

The PDA (if a suitable one is available) *might* help with the first
part, but not the second.

Your software will be arriving soon.... ;-)

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Gb
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Buy a cheap used laptop.

GB

"Jason Day" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
[q1]> Hello I'm thinking of buying a PDA to help me with Open University[/q1]
[q1]> collage course MT262. The course is bases around the C/C++ high level[/q1]
[q1]> programming language to write computer programmes for which there is[/q1]
[q1]> no off the shelf applications. I'm hoping to use a PDA at work, on the[/q1]
[q1]> bus etc to help me build my sub-programmes. I've read somewhere that[/q1]
[q1]> you could get C or C++ tools and compilers for handhelds but as yet[/q1]
[q1]> I've not found any. I'm a total novice in the field of PDA and I would[/q1]
[q1]> be grateful to[/q1]
hear
[q1]> from anybody who's using one for a similar application. Also if anyone[/q1]
could
[q1]> offer some advice for which PDA would suit my application and where I[/q1]
might
[q1]> obtain the software (names etc)[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Regards[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> Jason day[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]> [email protected][/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
[q1]>[/q1]
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