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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

    [email protected]

    "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]
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    [q1]> [email protected][/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.

    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

    [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

    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.... ;-)

    --
    Five Cats

    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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