[aprssig] D700/D7 Programming
Gregg G. Wonderly
gregg at skymaster.cytetech.com
Mon Aug 23 12:31:45 CDT 2004
>On Sat, 21 Aug 2004, J. Moen (K0ZXU/6) wrote:
>> When I get the time, I'm planning to write a simple VB program to share
>> memories among the free Kenwood memory control programs (in my case
>> MCP-2000, MCP-D700 and MCP-D7G).
>Consider instead writing it in something that is cross-platform.
>That way more people could benefit from your work. Either that or
>open-source your code so that someone could re-write it in a
Those that find the VB programming environment to be simple and easy to use
should really take a serious look at Java and IDEs such as Eclipse. There is
plenty of power and capabilities in Java to do a wide range of programming
task. I have an echolink client that I wrote in Java. It does GSM encoding
and decoding on the fly. I use Java extensively for my work programming
language of choice, and have deployed very high performance data gathering and
distribution systems with it as well.
VB is great for windows only environments, but really limits how the software
can be used and expanded for everyone to take advantage of. If you write your
application in Java, and provide a simple JPanel access to the UI, as well as
a frame, then people can embed your application into their other Java based
amateur radio software to make it possible to do more interesting things...
gregg at cytetech.com (Cyte Technologies Inc)
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