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Beginning BlackBerry Development (Books for Professionals by Professionals)by Anthony Rizk
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Are you a Java programmer looking for a new challenge and money-making opportunity? If so, Beginning BlackBerry Development may just be the book for you. This book will teach you everything you need to know to start developing apps that run on the BlackBerry family of devices and smartphones. With over 50 million BlackBerry devices sold and the launch of the new BlackBerry App World, there has never been a more exciting time to get into BlackBerry application development.
Assuming only some programming background in Java or a similar language, this book starts with the basics, offering step-by-step tutorials that take you through downloading and installing the BlackBerry development environment, creating your first apps, and exploring the BlackBerry APIs.
You?ll learn how to use the BlackBerry user interface components to create the look and feel you want; how to use networking to create applications that can talk to servers anywhere on the internet; how to manage application lifecycle and data storage; and how to use the GPS and mapping functionality included on many devices to create location-aware applications.
You?ll also learn about the different ways you can package and distribute your apps, from deploying apps on your own website to listing your apps for sale on BlackBerry App World. What you?ll learn Complete BlackBerry native application development How to work with the BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) and the JDE Plug-in for Eclipse How to debug your apps, and deploy onto real devices How to work with networking, GPS and maps, and persistent storage How to work with and customize the BlackBerry UI Ways to distribute your apps, from hosting on your own website to listing on BlackBerry App World Who this book is for
Software developers who have little or no experience with BlackBerry development and are interested in developing native applications or apps for BlackBerry. Ideally, you'll have some background in Java or a similar language. Table of Contents Setting the Stage Hello World What Makes a BlackBerry Application? User Interface Basics Beyond the Basics of User Interfaces Storing Data Hello Out There Making a Network-Enabled Application Where Am I? Using Location-Based Services Getting Your App Out There: Packaging and Publishing Next Steps
The BlackBerry platform has been around for a while, but with record numbers of devices sold, and the launch of RIMa (TM)s application store - App World - there has never been a more exciting time to get into BlackBerry development.
Assuming only some background in Java, C# or a related language, this book starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and installing RIMa (TM)s JDE for BlackBerry a or, optionally RIMa (TM)s JDE Plug-in for the Eclipse platform a and stepping through the creation of your first BlackBerry application. From there youa (TM)ll master everything you need to produce and effectively distribute world-class BlackBerry applications.
The BlackBerry platform has been around for a while, but with record numbers of devices sold and the launch of RIM's application store--App World--there has never been a more exciting time to get into BlackBerry development.
Assuming only some background in Java, C#, or a related language, this book starts with the basics, walking you through the process of downloading and installing RIM's JDE for BlackBerry--or, optionally, RIM's JDE plug-in for the Eclipse platform. This book will lead you through the creation of your first BlackBerry application, and from there, you'll master everything you need to produce and effectively distribute world-class BlackBerry applications.
You'll learn how to effectively create networked applications, leverage the GPS capabilities of the latest BlackBerry handhelds, create applications that interact with the built-in applications on the BlackBerry--like the camera, contacts, and BlackBerry maps--and build user interfaces that go way beyond the plain-vanilla look and feel common among BlackBerry apps today.
You'll also learn about all the different ways you can package and distribute your application--from in-house enterprise deployment to listing your app on BlackBerry App World--and you'll learn about managing application development across the full range of modern BlackBerry handhelds. What you'll learn Complete BlackBerry application development from top to bottom How to work with the Eclipse JDE plug-in and the JDE How to produce useful real-world applications through extensive code samples How to develop for the full range of the latest BlackBerry handhelds, including touch screen and trackball devices How to publish and sell your application through App World How to customize all aspects of the BlackBerry UI--using visual effects, animations, images, and more. Who is this book for?
Software developers who have little or no experience with BlackBerry development and are interested in developing applications for BlackBerry. Ideally, you'll have some background in Java, C#, or a similar language.
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