With mobile development one can build many types of application with .Net. Just like the desktop and laptop world these applications can be broken down into two types of applications WinForms or Web based. A lot of the entries on the blog are about the Compact Framework, so what about the web. This entry looks at web development with ASP.Net 3.5 and Visual Studio 2008.
I have been working on several projects. One of the things I have been using for those projects is the Mobile Line of Business Accelerator. In public presentations some developers have asked why when displaying information does the LOB Accelerator end up looping through the data twice. Once for building the data objects and then again to display the newly created data objects. So the last couple of days I have looked at the performance implications of looping twice.
One of the exciting things in .Net 3.5 is LINQ. Being a device developer though can I use LINQ. You can use LINQ in Compact Framework 3.5 although not all features are available. Noticeably missing is LINQ for SQL. However that is not a big deal you get standard operators and being able to query objects and XML.
One very common theme I hear these days from customers is "How can I not only notify people of an item to work on but let them react immediately to that notification?" The typical scenario is approval of some business process for example a purchase order.
I had been furiously working on a project for a client the last couple of weeks. However, I managed to squeeze in some time to play with my new iPhone. Ok the price dropped and my Nano is old... that's my story and I am sticking to it. I did poke around the Internet and found out about iTunesMobileDevice API. Then I got real lucky since I am a .Net and VS2008 user. I found a C# Wrapper in Google Code. So what can you do with the API - read on.
This weekend I had time to sit down and really look at Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2. This entry will cover how to build a Compact Framework 3.5 application using VS2008. At the same time it will give a brief tour of VS2008.
Cameron Moll a author, presenter and web designer, will be releasing a new book about building mobile websites. The book Mobile Web Design per Cameron Moll
The premise of this book is threefold: Analyze current and future technologies relevant to mobile web content, confront the limitations of existing mobile devices, and discover methods for exploiting the unique opportunities afforded by mobility and its devices, both current and future.
The Windows Mobile team has released a detail step by step guide on using Hopper to improve the quality of mobile applications. Hopper is a tool used to find bugs in an application with unscripted input.