Sunday, October 09, 2005

The Challenge With Smart Device Development Using the .NET CF

The real challenge with smart device development using the .NET CF lies in dealing with the device’s lack of resources—memory, power, user interface real estate, and so on.

Here are some guidelines for developing smart device applications:
  • Delay CPU cycle consumption: The idea is to be passive and not active.
  • Choose optimum algorithms
  • Design communication channel use carefully
  • Consider the battery supply

Two types of storage technologies are used by smart devices: RAM and Flash. RAM storage technology is considerably faster than Flash storage, but are considered volatile because of the potential for losing data if the battery dies.

Adopted from Pro Service-Oriented Smart Clients with .NET 2.0 by By Sayed Y. Hashimi, Scott J. Steffan .


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