08-19-2008 12:34 PM
Hi folks - I'm a newbie and am overwhelmed with all of the forums and information.
And I'm struggling with HelloWorld. :simleysad:
I've got an 8700c, I've installed JDE 4.1.0; created a workspace; created a project; typed in HelloWorld.java from the BB App Developer Guide #1, clicked Build And Run, watched the simulator launch and...
I'm expecting to see "HelloWorld" somewhere on the simulator.
Is there a set of "Getting Started" sticky posts, docs, examples, FAQs out there so us newbies can get up to speed without bothering the experience developers?
Thanks - Patrick
08-19-2008 05:59 PM
There are load of useful resources here:
I particularly recommend some of the videos for the JDE(http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/resources/
The other 'path' you may wish too take are the Labs (see Developer Labs link on the left). I must admit I tend to download the solutions first when reviewing these.... But you will find another HelloWorld in there that might be easier for you.
Hope this helps.
08-19-2008 07:28 PM
According to your information I think your HelloWorld is already there.
Just go to the list of applications and you should find a "Command prompt" style icon.
08-27-2008 05:25 PM
My apologies for not checking in sooner. My BB development is opportunistic - I get to it when everything else is complete. Thanks for the tips. I'll start reading them.
I did notice an error in the Build window log. Just one. Buried in hundreds of lines of debug output and simulator startup code. Depressing since all I did was cut and paste the HelloWorld sample.
But I'm willing to bet a ham sandwich that "this error" could be the source of my current woes!
I'm going to spend a couple of hours on it now and see if I can figure out what the heck is going on.
Oddly I noticed that the directory where my JDE 4.1.0 installed is all read-only?!?!?! I'm local admin on this box, I wonder why the JDE would install it's whole directory tree and then mark it as read-only.....
08-27-2008 06:31 PM
Hooray - I got it! I went into Debug 101 mode, excruciatingly examining step by step, typing each step into Notepad as I went.
90 minutes later - Hello World on the simulator!
I need to Blog this in case someone else comes along, in shoes similar to mine!