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Paperback Professional Blackberry Book

ISBN: 0764589539

ISBN13: 9780764589539

Professional Blackberry

BlackBerrys enable users to stay connected with wireless access to e-mail, calendars, and corporate data; they have a phone and a Web browser in addition to other wireless features Written by a BlackBerry insider with assistance from Research in Motion, this book covers support topics ranging from setting up BlackBerry pilot programs to developing applications that let BlackBerry users access corporate data and systems remotely Key topics include...


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For BlackBerry Developer

Finally, a roadmap for BlackBerry application developers. I would have saved countless hours if I had this book 2 years ago. I suggest this book for those of you who are about to step into the area of developing BlackBerry applications. The book is primarily targeting two types of audience, administrators and developers. The first part being administration related, covers planning and installation, including upgrades. If you are a developer, the first part gives you the big picture. A good understanding of the architecture and the platform goes a long way in taking advantage of the capabilities unique to the BlackBerry. This part also provides you with good understanding on how you could deploy your application to your users. The second part is where most developers would find valuable. It runs the gamut of technologies you can use in the BlackBerry platform, including the use of web portal, BlackBerry Channel, Java Applications and the Plazmic Media Engine, just to name a few. These technologies are described here with necessary steps and samples, giving you a jump start into writing your application. This book is also a good reference for experienced BlackBerry application developers. You can discover other aspects of application development or other features of the device which may not be that obvious at first glance. The appendix also has good coding tips. I found some of the tips a timesaver. For a BlackBerry user book, check out BlackBerry for Dummies.

BlackBerry Developer

"BlackBerry Professional" caters to BlackBerry system administrators, application programmers, and BlackBerry web developers. If you are a BlackBerry system administrator, regardless of size of your corporation, "BlackBerry Professional" does a good job walking you through deploying BlackBerries to people in a corporate organization. The book points out potential pitfalls so that you don't make the common mistakes that others would make. As an experienced BlackBerry developer, I suggest this book as a must read for those who just started programming the BlackBerry. As any BlackBerry developer knows, in order to master the BlackBerry programming arena, one must first understand the BlackBerry infrastructure, because no matter what type of applications you maybe writing, sooner or later, the BlackBerry application has to interact with the BlackBerry infrastructure. "BlackBerry Professional" also goes over some of the hidden tools of Java Development Environment (JDE), the BlackBerry IDE from RIM, and help you write better BlackBerry applications. "BlackBerry Professional" gives you a good grasp of the development tool along with the BlackBerry infrastructure. In addition, if you are interested in the BlackBerry web programming, this book also gives good primer on how to structure your website to "fit" a BlackBerry screen. Furthermore, "BlackBerry Professional" also touches on developing Flash-like web animation, using Plasmic CDK, for the BlackBerry. This is definitely one that will stay off your bookshelf and be on your desk for frequent usage. Other stuff I recommend: - BlackBerry for Dummies - BlackBerry user book - BlackBerry Journal - - BlackBerry Goodies -

Professional BlackBerry

This is NOT "BlackBerry For Dummies". As stated in the introduction, the target audience for this book are software developers and IT staff who are interested or involved in developing for the burgeoning handheld market. The authors claim that to "provide enough information in each chapter to allow all technically savvy readers to follow along and understand the concepts." They succeed admirably. To avoid a false sense of security in some readers, it might have been a good idea to provide a "what you should know before reading this chapter", but the reader has been fairly warned. The book is divided into two parts, consisting of a total of 14 chapters and 6 appendices. Each chapter covers a separate aspect of the BlackBerry development and support environment. The first 5 chapters briefly but clearly cover the BlackBerry system architecture, installation, deployment and upgrade procedures. While these chapters are necessarily short and are obviously meant as supplements to the product documentation, the reader is left with the feeling that he has had a peek behind the scenes and has been given many valuable tips towards anticipating, resolving or avoiding potentially troublesome areas. Chapters 6 through 8 comprise the remainder of Part I and cover monitoring, managing and in general enhancing the user experience. Chapter 7 covers much of the less obvious material needed to consistently set up new corporate users. Chapter 8 in particular covers disaster-recovery planning, an often overlooked activity. The advice in this section is simple and direct, but assumes that the reader is already very familiar with their Lotus Domino or Windows BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) environment. Part II is aimed squarely at developers, and the area where the book really delivers. While much of the material in the rest of the book could presumably be obtained from RIM tech support or as part of proprietary training courses, this section dispels any sense of mystery regarding developing for this platform by providing variations of a sample (and very typical) custom application. These chapters give a good overview of MDS (Mobile Data Services), Web portals, and the BlackBerry Channel. Developers are walked through examples of using the handheld simulators, developing BlackBerry push channel and Java J2ME applications, managing cache content and of using the Plazmic Media Engine (PME) and the PME Content Developer's Kit (CDK). The Plazmic Media Engine uses vector graphics rather than bitmaps for images and animation to reduce memory requirements and produce better quality graphics than one would otherwise expect on small-screen devices. In addition, the PME can be used to create audio content for a rich Web user experience. This introduction to the PME covers all of the relevant content design considerations, such as dealing with the varying screen sizes, color depth, fonts, etc. The content created with Plazmic and deployed with the Composer or SVG Transcod

The First True Blackberry Book

I sawed this book about 3 months ago in Borders, and I was totally shocked. I spent a little time and thumbed through this book and read a few sections and right away I saw that it was of great value. I work with Blackberries on a personal and corporate level and this book seems to be ticket. I actually had a chance to converse with Craig over email .. very helpful and informative guy. Congrat Craig on your book!!!! We're waiting for another master piece.

Book was in excellent condition

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