RIM’s acquisition of tinyHippos is starting to shape into a strategy. They have just announced that tinyHippos crew has updated their Ripple emulator BETA program to support “most of the BlackBerry WebWorks APIs.” You can find out which ones are available at this link. In case you don’t remember tinyHippos expertise is in mobile development and testing especially with HTML5 mobile apps (think WebWorks).
I have not had a chance to play with it yet but according to RIM the new Beta of Ripple will let you place your BlackBerry WebWorks app on a local web server and point the Ripple emulator at the website to test the WebWorks app without having to compile it and open it in a simulator.
RIM has also improved and combined the documentation for the BlackBerry WebWorks APIs for both the Tablet and Smartphone version of WebWorks. The documentation is MUCH better than previous versions but it still needs some work like the ability to leave comments and collaborate. They do make a point of linking to sample apps and other RIM docs which is a huge improvement!