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    Thinking about getting into app development...

    I was thinking about getting into app development as a hobby to start. I have very minimal amount of programming experience, but I have some. BB apps are written in JAVA, correct? So if I want to do this, then I should become "fluent" with it. What would I need to begin and what do you guys recommend? Thanks




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    Wow, a lot of answers here

    Would love to read some!


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    Quote Originally Posted by bbprintz215 View Post
    I was thinking about getting into app development as a hobby to start. I have very minimal amount of programming experience, but I have some. BB apps are written in JAVA, correct? So if I want to do this, then I should become "fluent" with it. What would I need to begin and what do you guys recommend? Thanks

    Hey,

    There's lots to this, but check the following out:
    http://na.blackberry.com/developers/...ication_V5.pdf

    Goto: BlackBerry - BlackBerry Developer Zone

    Get the Eclipse plugin for your JDE. It helps a ton.

    Download any of the Blackberry Simulators that you'll be developing for. This will help you work through debugging your apps without needing the physical devices (Though, true testing of real users will be what really helps).

    ...This is just a start, but I'm also assuming you have a fairly good knowledge of Java. Your applications can be easily created, but the trick is to create quality applications.

    We've seen many app's that have memory leaks, are slow, laggy, and no one wants to use them. So take your time, make sure you have a good understanding and test on all platforms that you intend to create for.

    I feel like I'm repeating myself now, so go... create your "Hello World" app and go from there. Hopefully you don't brick your phone (use simulators!)

    --
    ex

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