__/ ["Emtech" <noaddress>] on Wednesday 16 November 2005 13:07 \__
> Which Palm Handheld would you recommend for software development
> - just to learn & play with, i.e. easy to program and tools freely
I don't know much about development software and compilers for Palm OS,
but a quick Web search would probably find you some new tools. All Palm
OS-powered devices should be able to run merely any program you have as-
suming they are not 'ancient'. I once installed a C compiler on my Palm,
but it was 3 years ago and I also bound some C code to it. It was imprac-
tical and never encouraged me to make any proper progress. My only recom-
mendations would be:
- Get a model with a high-resolution screen as it will enable you to see
more lines of code or make your development GUI sparser.
- Get a folding keyboard. I find it very frustrating when I want to ex-
press yourself (in either code or verbally), but the input method is just
too darn slow. This can affect your trail of thought.
I would recommend the Palm Tungsten X or older models from the Tungsten
series. LifeDrives would be unnecessarily heavy and clumsy. I also suggest
that you find out which development tools are available for free, even if
all are just for play.
Hope it helps,
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