Win a copy of The Little Book of Impediments (e-book only) this week in the Agile and Other Processes forum!
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Getting Started with Pocket PC programming

 
Mohan Panigrahi
Ranch Hand
Posts: 142
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Hey Guys!,
Recently got interested in my Pocket PC, thought I could develop a small application for Pocket PC. Could you suggest what are the various options available for programming for Pocket PC. My preliminary search on the web showed me that there are many confusing terminologies used for Java development on PDA ( MIDP, J2ME, Personal Java ). One of them, Personal Java has even a *End Of Life Preannouncement* at sun's web site (http://java.sun.com/products/personaljava/index.jsp)
So to summarize my doubts
1. Is Java good enough for developing applications for Pocket PC? If yes, how to get started.
2. If you are aware about pros/cons of pocket pc development with Flash MX 2004/ eMbedded C++ 3.0,4.0 / Java / Any other SDK , I would be glad to hear.
Thanks!
 
Mark Spritzler
ranger
Sheriff
Posts: 17278
6
IntelliJ IDE Mac Spring
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well, to be honest, your best bet for PocketPC development is .Net. In .net you program just like you would a regular windows application, except your forms are smaller, and you do need to consider networking issues if your application uses networked connections.
I created an application that I wrote for a Java enabled phone and one for PocketPC. I found I created the PocketPC version faster and easier using VB.net and .net studio.
Mark
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic