We are thrilled to share this beta version of the resource center with you. If you haven’t checked it out yet – this is your new, central destination for BlackBerry® development support resources. We know how important it is to have the right support resources, and always within reach. So that said, we’ve been working hard to provide the right solution for the community.
There are two major things we are looking to accomplish with the developer resource center.
First, we want to make it easier for you to find the right resources. The resource center enables you to search by topic – regardless of the available resource format. So now you can search for “networking” and find the relevant video, tutorial, knowledge base article, sample code and community support forum discussion. All of these format types will now be available in a consistent article template. Within the resource center, we have organized all of the content into specific topics which are consistent with the support forum boards (i.e. Java, Web, Themes, etc.). When we release the full version of the resource center, the integrated search will also include product documentation resources.
Second, with the community’s help, we want to build the best set of resources for BlackBerry development. One of the great things about the resource center is that it’s social. You can comment on helpful resources – and we’re excited to announce that you will also be able to create and submit your content for publishing. This can be done by leveraging existing support forum posts to create an article, embedding a video, or writing a new article from scratch. The RIM® Developer Relations team will then review for technical accuracy and publish to the community. Community generated content will soon be another way to earn recognition points as part of the Developer Recognition Program . Here’s more information on how to write and publish your own article.
We welcome you to start exploring the BlackBerry Developer Resource Center – and please provide your feedback! We’ll look to incorporate your feedback as we move closer to the full release of this tool and future improvements.
Thanks for your continued support. We look forward to collaborating with you in the developer resource center!
The BlackBerry Developer Relations Team