EDITOR’S NOTE 4/20/2012: For more up-to-date material on this subject, please see the blog post BlackBerry WebWorks Tooling Evolved. Alternatively, check out the HTML5 microsite for more information. Happy developing!
RIM just released two new web development tools to streamline web development for the BlackBerry® platform. The first tool is a plug-in to Eclipse®, called the BlackBerry® Web Development Plug-in for Eclipse. This plug-in has been tightly integrated with the Eclipse WTP development environment and is version 1.0 of the product. It supports Eclipse 3.4, Windows XP and Vista (32-bit only). The second tool is a plug- in to Microsoft® Visual Studio, called the BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio. This plug-in has also been tightly integrated into the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment and is version 1.2 of the product. It supports Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition, Windows XP and Vista (32-bit only). Both tools come bundled with a BlackBerry device simulator. BlackBerry simulators for other smartphone models, OS versions or carrier specific versions are also available for download on our Developer Zone emulator page.
Download one of these tools today and post a comment with your feedback!