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).
The “hows,” “whys,” and best practices of BlackBerry development
Planning for and managing the BlackBerry platform’s restrictions
Selecting the correct development platform for your BlackBerry applications
Describing the different paths any application can take to get to the data it needs
Explaining the capabilities provided by the BlackBerry Mobile Data System (MDS)
Pushing application data to both enterprise and consumer BlackBerry devices using MDS, Web Signals, and the BlackBerry Push APIs
Dealing with both the special capabilities and limitations of the BlackBerry browser
Building, testing, and debugging BlackBerry browser applications
Understanding the tools available to Java developers
Using Research In Motion’s Java development tools to build, test, and debug BlackBerry Java applications
Deploying BlackBerry Java applications