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BlackBerry Developer Newsletter - April 2007
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April 2007 
 Get the newest BlackBerry JDE v4.2.1 and JDE Component Package v4.2.1

Now available for download from the Developer Website, the latest major release of the BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) v.4.2.1 features:
  • Be proactive in your applications security settings with the new Application Control API
  • Bluetooth® support via JSR 82
  • BlackBerry® Messenger APIs now build head-to-head applications using the BlackBerry Messenger client

Also available, the BlackBerry Java Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) Component Package v4.2.1 which includes components required for the development of third party applications for BlackBerry using external integrated development environments (IDE) such as Eclipse and NetBeans.

 Find out more
 

 BlackBerry @ JavaOne

Come out to the Moscone Center in San Francisco from May 8th-10th and see us JavaOne! We’ll have experts on hand to answer all your BlackBerry development questions. We have some exciting technical sessions planned and plenty of great giveaways and prizes.

 Click here for the JavaOne web site
 

 WES Update: hot topics just announced

This year offers the most comprehensive track for Developers ever. Get the insider view of where wireless development is headed -- including what's coming in the latest release of BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

Application Development and Integration sessions include:

  1. Putting It Together: IBM® Lotus® Domino® and Applications for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. This informative presentation will show you how to use Domino Designer to build effective browser-based applications, and how to push browser content to BlackBerry smartphones. You'll also learn how to create Web services using Domino Designer 7 and how to mobilize them using BlackBerry® MDS Studio.
  2. Putting It Together: Microsoft® .NET and Applications for the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution. This wide-ranging session will focus on using .NET to build custom applications and optimized, Web-based applications for BlackBerry smartphones. Learn tips and best practices and explore the trade-offs of developing think-client and thick-client applications.
  3. Get Started with Mobilizing Your Enterprise Applications. This session will present ways to mobilize your own custom enterprise databases and ERP systems, such as SAP®, Oracle® and Siebel. As well, it will explore the advantages of the BlackBerry MDS Studio for rapid application development as well as traditional browser-based approaches.
  4. Developing Applications for the BlackBerry Solution: You've Got Options! This general-overview session will lay out your options for developing wireless applications, and cover the rapid application development and deployment tools of the BlackBerry MDS Studio. You'll also be introduced to the BlackBerry JDE and Java APIs, and learn about using the BlackBerry® Browser and third-party developer tools for mobilizing applications for BlackBerry smartphones.

 Learn more about WES tracks and sessions for developers
 

 Developer News

RIM Opens New BlackBerry APIs to Support Growth in Mobile Applications
Research In Motion announced it is adding additional Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to the BlackBerry Java Development Environment (BlackBerry JDE) to enable the next wave in mobile application development.

 Read the full press release here

New BlackBerry Branding Guidelines have been released
Please note that the BlackBerry Branding Guidelines have been updated, including revisions to the trademarks, new naming appendix, revised brand positions, color palettes, and more.  Please email marcomm@rim.com for a copy of the new guidelines.
 

 BlackBerry Simulators Update

Need the latest simulator for the BlackBerry® 8800 smartphone? Want to get some great screen shots for the Red or White BlackBerry® Pearl™ 8100 smartphone? Now you can! Simulators for all BlackBerry smartphones are available.

 Click here to download the latest simulators

Also available is the BlackBerry 8707v simulator v4.1 with support for Japanese rendering in the BlackBerry Browser. Look for future language rendering support and even language input support in the future!
 

 Tips & Tricks
 Jobs @ RIM

J1006-0964        Senior Software Developer/Researcher
J0307-0498        Software Developer
J1206-0350        Software Architect
J0307-0354        Software Testing Specialist
J1206-0002        Wireless Solutions Consultant
J1206-0281        Wireless Application Consultant
J1206-0001        Wireless Consultant

For these and hundreds of other great opportunities, visit http://rim.com/careers/

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