Ok, since you asked, my definition of a 'real' programming language would be a language with a type system, a way to build libraries and support for fundamental OO concepts such as inheritance, abstraction and encapsulation. Examples would be Java, C#, C++ or Objective C. Straight C is a little antiquated these days and I would favor Java over C++ for phone apps.
Originally Posted by meyerweb
Its true that some people have used Excel as a database but that is not what its intended use is.
Finally, Dataviz has not said what they will be doing on the WebOS platform. Their comment to Palm Info Center:
"We are thrilled by the amount of positive press this announcement has received as we are a long-time supporter and partner of Palm. At the current time, DataViz is not able to comment or respond to the questions you included in your email... I thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding this exciting announcement and I will be in touch with you in the near future to discuss this further!"
Tealsoft's comment was:
And finally Normsoft:
I have to disagree with their comment though. Java is not a scripting language though it may not be fast enough to write a codec in.