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#1 kylekwan

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 08:12 AM

Hi,

I'm a newcomer. PHP Freaks is cool. Thanks to all the cool guys that manage and maintaine this site.

Yup, back to the main topic. Handheld is a common things nowaday. It is a personal schedule, reminder and quick reference solution, etc. Therefore, I would like to know if anyone here using handheld, palm or ppc to store code / syntax references for them to access anything.

I am actually looking for references, i.e. ebook, help files, etc that I can put into my palm. Sometimes, like if I got few minutes or in an urgent state to look for a description or example to use the syntax, I can easily access it.

Need you help here. I have tried to "google" and "search" but can't find much info. I need something that is easily accessible via my handheld.

Thanks. :)

#2 redbullmarky

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 09:49 AM

hmmm it wouldn't really seem that useful to be honest - it's just one extra device to use when working which would probably only do the job of slowing me down.
i just tend to find it much better to have everything in one central place - at least i know where i'm at then. even my notes and plans are all on computer as i dont even use a pen and paper, for the same reason of keeping everything in one place.

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 11:55 AM

I'm with Mark on this one. I have waaaaaaay to many resources to fit on a handheld and be useful. If I did anything like that I'd probably keep it all on my webserver and access it from there. But I just have a stash on my work PC and on my home PC. I try to keep both as syncronized as I can.

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#4 jcombs_31

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 01:42 PM

anytime you are writing code you will be on a computer, so why not just open a doc or website right where you are working. Doesn't make sense to store that type of thing on your PDA.

#5 kylekwan

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 05:05 PM

thanks for the info. :)

Coz sometimes I have to wait for transportation and got time for a browse thru. Certainly can't remember all syntax function, even worst i'm new, therefore more reading is useful. Since I have a pda, i tot to utilise it for keeping some reference in it to pass time.

Hope there is someone that are doing what i'm intended of doing :)

#6 AndyB

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 05:11 PM

[a href=\"http://www.gutenberg.org/howto/pda-howto\" target=\"_blank\"]http://www.gutenberg.org/howto/pda-howto[/a]

What you can store and the format needed seems to be device-dependent. At least there's a starting point for you.
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#7 redbullmarky

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 05:55 PM

[!--quoteo(post=366783:date=Apr 20 2006, 12:55 PM:name=ober)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(ober @ Apr 20 2006, 12:55 PM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
I try to keep both as syncronized as I can.
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slightly off topic, but how do you go about this? i have a PC for when i'm working properly, and a Mac for when i'm all over the place. i use both for coding the same sites.
"you have to keep pissing in the wind to learn how to keep your shoes dry..."

I say old chap, that is rather amusing!

#8 ober

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Posted 20 April 2006 - 06:34 PM

Well, all the work that I do gets stored on a webserver somewhere. So I try to keep a mental note of what I change and I just overwrite the files on one pc or the other before I start work.

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#9 kylekwan

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 09:01 AM

thanks pal :)

seems like other than to convert it there aren't any type of existing programming ebook readily made for palm :)

so, i think you guys are right. i think i'm just trying too hard :)

well, hopefully i can get some quick and compact references for spending out my time while waiting instead of carrying the whole "bible thick" reference. lolx



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Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:28 AM

[!--quoteo(post=366939:date=Apr 20 2006, 02:34 PM:name=ober)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(ober @ Apr 20 2006, 02:34 PM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
Well, all the work that I do gets stored on a webserver somewhere. So I try to keep a mental note of what I change and I just overwrite the files on one pc or the other before I start work.
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sometimes I forget when I do this and start working on the older code, then upload it to the server, and realize I just trashed the previous work I did and get pretty pissed off depending on how much it was.

#11 ober

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 11:49 AM

Yeah... I've done that. That SUCKS.

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Posted 21 April 2006 - 01:49 PM

[!--quoteo(post=367159:date=Apr 21 2006, 12:28 PM:name=jcombs_31)--][div class=\'quotetop\']QUOTE(jcombs_31 @ Apr 21 2006, 12:28 PM) View Post[/div][div class=\'quotemain\'][!--quotec--]
sometimes I forget when I do this and start working on the older code, then upload it to the server, and realize I just trashed the previous work I did and get pretty pissed off depending on how much it was.
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haha yeah that's why i was curious as to how people kept things together and sync'd.

didnt windows use to have a briefcase thing to keep files uptodate? never used it anyway. only way i can think of is using a network drive, but this means keeping your 'server' computer turned on all the time, and hoping the connection never gets lost when working from elsewhere.
"you have to keep pissing in the wind to learn how to keep your shoes dry..."

I say old chap, that is rather amusing!




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