Monthly Archives: May 2006

Symbian FAQs

I’ve added a collection of replies to e-mails and newsgroups postings to my Symbian programming tips.

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Symbian rant no 4

zg wrote: > “Vesa Suontama” wrote: > >> For a cross platform developer, the mobile world just does not seem so >> happy for the Symbian camp. The rest of the world is trying to make >> coding more easy … Continue reading

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Symbian rant no 3

And one more thing: there should be a way to report real bugs and problems. Symbian used to have a _support_ forum when they were still Psion. Nowadays there is no way you can make contact with actual Nokia or … Continue reading

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Symbian rant, no 2

Sander van der Wal wrote: > > What do you thing Symbian/Nokia/SonyEricsson/Motorola etc > must do to improve the Symbian development environment? > Better docs, better development environment, better > software components? Well, yes, everything. The phones need to be … Continue reading

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Symbian rant, no 1

(I’m reposting these from discussion.epoc.C++, since it’s not available on the net) I’ve now programmed Symbian for three years, and have an extended (150 KLOC) codebase that does various fairly complex things (a client-server blackboard, serialization framework, network protocol implementations, … Continue reading

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Is selfishness a modern phenomenon?

A recent BBC documentary duppeddubbed the 20th century as the century of the self. In general, the modern (western) society has been seen as a dominantly individualist, selfish social structure. People don’t care about each other, the poor are abandoded, … Continue reading

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Data protection and insider trading regulation—regulating information in the market

Data protection and insider trading regulation—regulating information in the market Let’s assume that personal data is a commodity, that can be traded by the individual for some utility. This is not quite true, but can give us an interesting perspective. … Continue reading

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Reusability: The puzzle of perl

I write a lot in perl. But I’m not really good at it. I neither know how to do error handling nor objects nor user-interfaces in it (something I at least know how to in C++ and VB). I think … Continue reading

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