• Get Started Developing For BlackBerry At The BBcascades Blog!

    [BBcascades logo above is a play off the Cascades/TAT tribesman logo]

    When Cascades for BlackBerry 10 was announced at BB Jam/BB World 2012 in Orlando, it was a drastic change of all previous BlackBerry app development platforms. This meant a few things. One of the results was the excitement that there was a new set of UI standards, transition animations, formatting tools, etc that could be used by developers to create beautiful new BlackBerry 10 apps.

    However, that also meant that all the current documentation for BBOS, and for the most part PlayBook Tablet OS, was completely useless for this new environment. To help combat that, RIM has released a very nice Cascades micro-site with plenty documentation, API explanations and examples.

    However, it is impossible for RIM to cover everything. So a few months after Cascades was launched into Beta, Brian Scheirer created a Tumblr blog that had additional examples and tutorials. His blog was updated about 1-3 times a week with new tutorials and tips for creating Cascades apps. Then on January 11, 2013 Brian launched BBcascades.com, which contained all of the tutorials from his previous blog, as well as additional write-ups for various Cascades components.

    BBcascades currently has over 60 articles on topics ranging from simple text label and buttons, to how to create an RSS feed app. More and more articles are added regularly. To get started learning to develop for BlackBerry using the Cascades dev tools, head on over to Brian's website, BBcascades. You can also download some of Brain's apps via BlackBerry World here.

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