We’re Not Just Developer Relations, We’re Also Developers

Adobe AIR Development

At BlackBerry® Jam Americas 2012, we released the API feature complete versions of all four BlackBerry 10 SDKs: BlackBerry 10 Native SDK, BlackBerry® 10 WebWorks™, BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps, and BlackBerry SDK for Adobe AIR.  Tim Neil also wrote a blog post which covered the updates to our roadmap and how you”ll see a gold candidate release in November and December will see the gold SDK release.

With a two to three month window between API feature complete and the gold release, we thought it was an excellent time to conduct a full end-to-end developer experience review… and we’re doing it across all our tools and in the full public eye.

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That’s right – today we’re bringing together teams from all across the company to sit down with a clean PC (or Mac), start from http://developer.blackberry.com, and end with a full app that is signed, debugged, running in simulator, and running on a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha testing device.  We’ll walk through our own samples and tutorials, navigate our own documentation, and build a few apps all using the exact same tools and resources that you do.  And while we do it, we’re going to be blogging our progress here on the Inside BlackBerry Developers Blog. We’ll be sharing some videos of our review on the BlackBerryDev YouTube channel, logging bugs in the Developer Issue Tracker, and tweeting about what we find. All in an effort to make our tools better and show our devs just how much we love them.

Want to join in?  Submit bugs throughout the day to the Developer Issue Tracker and tweet them to @BlackBerryDev using the hashtag #BBDevXP.  We want your feedback and we want to make our tools better.  Have your say!

About Brian Z.

Brian joined Research In Motion (RIM) in 2005 working with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who specialize in Bluetooth, GPS, multimedia, and gaming. As a senior member of the Developer Relations Team, it's Brian's mandate to not only support the application development efforts for a number of ISVs, but also to act as a voice at RIM for third party application developers. Like RIM, Brian's roots are in the enterprise world, but over the past couple of years he's quickly adapted to the consumer space, and that's where he spends most of his time today.

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