On Mobile Web Coding

Sometimes, you will face a condition when you have run out of coding times. For example, you are on mobile and there is no chance to turn on the laptop to finishing your web based project. In this situation, I only depend upon my PDA. Make sure that you have installed your favorite file manager, text editor & high capability of internet browser also full of battery on it.

My favorite file manager is Total Commander. It is a PDA version of Norton Commander which has high integrity with the text editor. For me, it is more powerful than a standard file manager. Editing the sources is as much easiest as you developing over the computer. Just select the file you want to edit & press the Notepad likes icon at the bottom of the display.

Now, you are working on the editor. Imagine that you have working on a notepad. So, there will be no code completion or something to automatically fix the source. All is depend on your self. Just make a save, undo, trial & error with the browser.

Internet browser is a high depending tool you ever need to display your work. The more capability browser to interpreting the script is the more functionality browser you have to install. Until now, I only used the Pocket Internet Plus (PIEPlus). It is an add-in service pack likes to increase the compatibility with the script ~ especially JavaScript. The PIEPlus equipped with the tab web display feature. So, there will be no problem to load more then one html files within it. It is also equipped with view source features. One thing for sure, you got to enable the debug feature of the browser to see that there might be an error over the current script. To enabling it, follow the instruction picture below.

Press the “plus” icon, continued to Tools menu & select the Options sub menu. On a PIE tab options, make a selection to Enable Script and show Script errors on drop down combo box. Press OK to confirm the changes.

The setting changes on the Options will require a restart of PIEPlus. So, close & reload the script from the file manager once after changing it. After enabling it, every script contain errors will show you the messages. This feature may helps you to tracking where is the line position containing the error syntax.

Perhaps, you will consider to carrying the manual book of the script (CHM or PDF e-book format) & let it copied to memory card. The PDF format needs Pocket PC version of Adobe Acrobat, while the CHM file needs a Pocket PC based CHM reader (eg: CHM eBook Reader ~ CEBR). I recommend you to install these applications before having mobile coding. Let this article would help you anyway.



Eko Wahyudiharto
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