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The BlackBerry smartphone is today’s #1 mobile platform for the enterprise and also a huge hit with consumers. Until now, it’s been difficult for programmers to find everything they need to begin developing new applications for BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry Development Fundamentals is the solution: the first single-source guide to all aspects of development for the BlackBerry platform.
This book thoroughly reviews the BlackBerry’s unique capabilities and limitations, helps you optimize your upfront design choices, and covers native rich-client applications and Web-based mobile applications for both business and consumer environments. In addition, it is an excellent study guide for the BlackBerry Certified Application Developer exam (BCX-810).
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Chapter 1: Mobile Applications 1
Chapter 2: Determining the Best Approach 13
Chapter 3: The Connected BlackBerry 23
Chapter 4: The BlackBerry Mobile Data System (MDS) 45
Chapter 5: BlackBerry Application Data Push 65
Chapter 6: Pushing Data to Internal (BES) Users 71
Chapter 7: Pushing Data to External (BIS) Users 111
Chapter 8: The BlackBerry Browser 153
Chapter 9: Building BlackBerry Browser Applications 183
Chapter 10: Testing/Debugging BlackBerry Browser Applications 211
Chapter 11: Building BlackBerry Java Applications 229
Chapter 12: Getting Started with the BlackBerry Java Development Tools 273
Chapter 13: Using the BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) 293
Chapter 14: Using the BlackBerry JDE Plug-In for Eclipse (eJDE) 323
Chapter 15: Using the BlackBerry JDE Component Package Tools 357
Chapter 16: Deploying Java Applications 371
Chapter 17: Using Additional BlackBerry Application Technologies 407
Appendix A: Using the BlackBerry Device Simulators
Appendix B: Creating Application Icons