Home > .NET > What’s .Net Got for the Mobile Developer?What’s .Net Got for the Mobile Developer? Eugenia Loli 2003-01-29 .NET 10 CommentsMicrosoft recently announced the release of a scaled-down version of the .Net runtime meant for mobile devices. What will you find in the .Net Compact Framework though?About The Author Eugenia LoliEx-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker.Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 10 Comments 2003-01-30 12:32 am Wow, kind of blows for Phones, but then I guess it is aimed at the PDA end of the market.> Scaled-down XML support & Full socket API supportI do kind of miss this in J2ME, I know the XML support is optional but as J2ME lacks (to the best of my knollage, if anyone knows diff, please tell me any kind of “if this is supported, use it, if not download it from…” like Webstart it makes using ’em probermatic. And [server]Sockets may or maynot be aviable is also a pain. 2003-01-30 2:06 am 2.5MBs is still kinda large for PDAs… 2003-01-30 4:33 am Not for part of the base install, something that would install onto ROM. But yeah, “older” machines 2.5MB is a nice big chunk of memory gone before you have started. 2003-01-30 7:41 am The XML support on the mobile device is probably non validating and that would leave out a few MB’s.And [server]Sockets may or maynot be aviable is also a pain.Why would you want to use a server socket? It’s a (thin) client not a server. 2003-01-30 9:10 am Oh! this weeks .NET propaganda on OSNews targets mobile world! : ))))In the mobile world, Java simply ROCKS! In Japan and Europe, all the phones will be with Java J2ME next year. There is no .NOT wind or whatever. Show me one .NET enabled phone by the way. : ) 2003-01-30 5:21 pm According to the article it’s 1.5MB… 2003-01-30 6:42 pm > Oh! this weeks .NET propaganda on OSNews targets mobile world! : ))))You are getting really boring and annoying with your stupidity. You keep writting that stuff for 8 months now. Are you not tired yet? Some respect to the work we do here wouldn’t hurt.You behave well in most of your emails “face to face”, but you are like a complete a$$ in the forums. I suggest you rework your accusations. Because I am really tired of them. When you write all that crap here, you are not defaming .NET (which is what you are trying to do in reality), you are defaming me and OSnews. And that is not acceptable Mr. 2003-01-31 5:06 am what kind of processor are mobile phones suposed to have in order to run .net? My siemens c55 has some kind of “java chip” from sun or whatever, but what kind of processor would run .net?? 2003-01-31 11:51 am “You are getting really boring and annoying with your stupidity. You keep writting that stuff for 8 months now. Are you not tired yet? Some respect to the work we do here wouldn’t hurt.”I respect your work dear. : ) But, you are making .NET advertisements here for 8 months now. Aren’t you tired yet? When you get tired, I may also get tired.“You behave well in most of your emails “face to face”, but you are like a complete a$$ in the forums.”So, do you suggest there can not exist a ass which is well or what? : )“I suggest you rework your accusations. Because I am really tired of them.”Oh, I am sorry for tiring the goddess of IT world! I am not thinking about if you will get tired or not while accusing you. I am sorry. I’ve told you before. Every week, there are minimum 5 .NET articles here, 3 of them are completely useless. You are making newsbullet of every fucking John Carroll idiot’s article for instance. What is the catch? If you do that, I can accuse and complain. This is public forums Mrs.“When you write all that crap here, you are not defaming .NET (which is what you are trying to do in reality), you are defaming me and OSnews. And that is not acceptable Mr.”Then do not include all the stupid articles related with .NET, especially the idiotic ones such as the ones from John Carroll. 2003-01-31 1:17 pm Who in their right mind (other than some seriously dweebish geeks) cares about surfing the Web on a phone, or running apps on a phone. I’ve seen this stuff at seminars and conferences and while it has some WOW! factor for developers, it does little for a user. I mean, what – stock quotes? The weather? Sport scores? Are you really that out of touch with the media that you need this stuff now? And come on – browsing the Web via a phone? Playing games on a phone? Even one of the developers here who wrote an app for his new phone realized that it is was pretty useless (once he got over the “look what I did!” phase). The only thing I’ve seen that might be cool in this area are the phones that take pictures and then transmit them – but that’s still crap until good CCD elements become really cheap.On the other hand, PDA with their larger form factor are an acceptable downsizing of desktop function for me. Whether it’s my Sharp Zaurus, or my Palm Pilot or my Jornanda with Windows CE, I’ve accepted the reduction of space and cramped layouts and general limitations in form. And in that space, I must say .NET rocks. I hadn’t done any real mobile development in a couple of years, but I got a copy of the .NET Everett beta at VS.Live in Orlando last year along with a (free) copy of SQL CE. I left the conference on Thursday and by Sunday had a working app running under the CF utilizing SQL CE. It really is pretty sweet for handheld development.