RIM is taking a few steps forward today by releasing two development tools for the BlackBerry browser. I am still sticking to Dreamweaver but I know that Eclipse and Visual Studio are necessary for more complex projects. Once I get a chance I will be checking out the Eclipse plugin. If you try it first let me know what you think!
Details from RIM:
- The BlackBerry Web Development Plug-in for Eclipse, available today at this link, is a new plug-in that allows developers to create web applications and content for BlackBerry smartphones within the familiar Eclipse 3.4 environment. Using this plug-in, developers can debug and profile Internet/intranet web pages displaying HTML and CSS content in addition to more complex rich internet applications using AJAX, Silverlight, PHP, ASP, Ruby on Rails, JSP, and Python.
- BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio version 1.2, available today at this link, provides an all-in-one tool for developers to create web applications and content for BlackBerry(R) smartphones within the Visual Studio 2008 environment. Using this plug-in, developers can create simple Internet/intranet web pages or more complex, rich Internet applications using AJAX and ASP.Net.