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Advanced BlackBerry 6 Development by Chris King

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Chapter 1. Getting Started

Welcome to the wonderful world of BlackBerry app development! Chapter 1 aims to get you up to speed as quickly as possible, so you can get right into the good stuff, and it assumes no previous knowledge other than a basic grasp of Java. This chapter will walk you through downloading software and setting up your environment, and then it will give you a quick tour through the basics of BlackBerry app development. You may linger, skim, or skip ahead as your patience demands.

Initial Setup

As with any new language or platform, you will need to install some new software and set up your computer appropriately. You have many different options for creating a successful BlackBerry project. Research In Motion (RIM) historically ...

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