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RIM releases new tools for developers creating web apps

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RIM have announced new and improved tools for developing web applications for BlackBerry. The new tools include the BlackBerry Web Development Plug-in for Eclipse and the BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio version 1.2.

The BlackBerry Web Development Plug-in for Eclipse, will allow developers to create web applications and content more easily and in a familiar Eclipse 3.4 environment. This plug-in opens up more rich internet applications using AJAX, Silverlight, PHP, ASP, Ruby on Rails, JSP, and Python.

The BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio version 1.2, allows developers to create web apps and content whithin Visual Studio 2008. This is another tool that is going to bring more developers into the fold, allowing them to make apps running AJAX and ASP.Net.

With these tools we’ll hopefully see an increase in the number of web apps in App World. Web apps are a great way to experience content that you regularly visit on the web, but you want easy access to on your device. Get coding developers!

For more information, visit the BlackBerry Developer Zone.

Beta BlackBerry MDS Studio and MS Visual Studio plug-in released

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Developers on the bleeding edge will want to check out some new beta tools released by RIM recently: version 2.0 of the BlackBerry MDS Studio and plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio. Both feature enhanced JavaScript debugging and enhanced GPS functionality, while the new BlackBerry MDS Studio is bundled with the Eclipse plug-in first peeped back at EclipseCon and has some enhanced script editing functions. The Microsoft Visual Studio plug-in has a bunch of new application-invocation APIs that should be handy for devs looking to plug into both native and third-party programs.

(Community Support Forums via BerryReview)

New features in the BlackBerry MDS Studio and the plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio behind the jump!

Microsoft Visual Studio plug-in released

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Microsoft Visual StudioThe BlackBerry development plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio we noticed around WES-time is now available for download for those coders among us. What can you look forward to with this addition, you ask?

Key benefits for developers include:
* Familiar development experience — Plugs into an existing Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 development environment, providing a familiar experience for .NET developers to create rich client applications for the BlackBerry platform.
* Seamless wireless connectivity — Leverages the inherent security and managed wireless connectivity of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution, allowing developers to seamlessly connect to back-end enterprise systems using .NET Web Services.
* Simplified BlackBerry development — Provides a framework of re-useable BlackBerry application components that simplifies user interface design, data management and wireless connectivity of rich-client applications.
* Enterprise-class security and manageability — Applications developed using the BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio will leverage the same secure, push-based technology and scalable architecture of BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. IT departments also benefit from simplified management and centralized control of their wireless deployments.

Cheers, Robb!