Monday, April 14, 2008

BlackBerry JDE Plug-In for Eclipse

RIM came out with a beta version of the BlackBerry JDE Plug-In for Eclipse. You can now develop applications for the BlackBerry using my favorite IDE, Eclipse. The plug-in contains a subset of the features included in the BlackBerry Java Development Environment.

From the press release: "RIM values the Eclipse development community and recognizes the need for integrated tools that support the development of BlackBerry applications from within the Eclipse environment,” said David Yach, CTO for Software, Research In Motion. “The introduction of the BlackBerry JDE Plug-in for Eclipse builds on RIM’s robust offering of development tools to further enhance and simplify mobile application development for the BlackBerry platform."

Some of the characteristics are:
  • Write, compile, and test Java Micro Edition-based applications that run on the BlackBerry smartphone.
  • Simulates a wide range of BlackBerry smartphones.
  • Includes several JSRs that you can use when developing your mobile application
  • Leverages BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Read more about it here.

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