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Paperback Palm Programming Book

ISBN: 0672314932

ISBN13: 9780672314933

Palm Programming

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Customer Reviews

3 ratings

Great for first time Palm programmers

I consider myslef a beginning/intermediate level VC++ programmer and found this book a very good starting point for learning Palm programming. Examples were clearly defined and timely comparisons to Windows/Unix programming were made to ease understanding of Palm nuances. The only downfall is the CodeWarrior Lite product that comes with the book is so crippled it makes it hard to use (not the authors fault).

Great Intro Book to Palm Programming

I am an experienced C/C++ programmer and wanted something to get me up to speed fast on Palm programming. I found it in this book. It is well organized, covers key concepts well and is easy to read. I was especially impressed with how well it strikes a good balance between giving tedious step-by-step instructions and leaving it for you to figure out. I don't think much of books that are basically code listings. This book isn't one of those. While it uses the beginning chapters to cover the mundane repeative tasks, the balance of the book focuses mainly on the essential code and clearly explains the concepts.The only disappointing thing I found (hence 4 stars instead of 5) was that the code on the CD was written with an older version of CW than the trial version located on the CD. This necessitated changing the projects after they were converted so the correct .libs were linked. That would have been annoying enough but I also found that resources where missing on many of the projects too. That meant that some of the code wouldn't compile.The good news, however, is that the author responded quickly to an email and sent me updated source code. I also recieved an update from the publisher (AW - I had complained to them too) a few days later. Everything works fine now and I am a happy palm programmer.One final caveat: if you don't know C, don't start with this book. It assumes you can code. Also be aware that the code is written in CW, the official compiler for the Palm. GCC users may want to look elsewhere.

Good reference for Codewarrior users

I use Codewarrior and was extremely happy with the amount of good reference material in this book. It goes into more detail (in my opinion) on some of the finer points in programming for the Palm OS than the dummies series book does. However, the book seems written more for people who have a little experience with Palm OS programming already under their belt...
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