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pconroy
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Sorry Nuther Noob! Overwhelmed, where to start???

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...

 

 

...nothing.

 

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

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gxgraham
Posts: 28
Registered: ‎07-16-2008
My Device: Curve 8320

Re: Sorry Nuther Noob! Overwhelmed, where to start???

Make sure the project is active.  Click Project, Set Active Projects ...  Your HelloWorld needs to be selected there.

 

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peter_strange
Posts: 19,612
Registered: ‎07-14-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Sorry Nuther Noob! Overwhelmed, where to start???

Patrick, welcome! 

 

There are load of useful resources here:

http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/resources/

 

I particularly recommend some of the videos for the JDE(http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/resources/videolibrary.jsp#tab_ddetail_subtab_jde), in your case, and I'm not being frivolous, I would actually do the debugging one!

 

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. 

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KeniF
Posts: 131
Registered: ‎08-13-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Sorry Nuther Noob! Overwhelmed, where to start???

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.

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AsriDwitiya
Posts: 62
Registered: ‎08-08-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Sorry Nuther Noob! Overwhelmed, where to start???

Make sure u'r build xml right.,and add JavaPlatform to your IDE.,

If u not add JavaPlatform to your IDE u can't see u'r simulator run.,

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pconroy
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Sorry Nuther Noob! Overwhelmed, where to start???

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.....

 

Hmmmm.

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pconroy
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎08-19-2008
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Sorry Nuther Noob! Overwhelmed, where to start???

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!  :smileyhappy:

 

 

I need to Blog this in case someone else comes along, in shoes similar to mine!