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What dev tools do you use?

Hey Web Developers - what is your preferred set of BlacKBerry Web/WebWorks development tools and why do you use them?

 

The BlackBerry WebWorks Plug-in for Eclipse / Visual Studio 2008

or - 

a 3rd party IDE such as Adobe Dreamweaver and a browser

or - 

a text editor (notepad++, vi, UltraEdit, etc) and a browser (desktop or BlackBerry browser)

or - 

something else ...

 

 

e.g.:

For standard web development, I usually pop open Notepad++ to do my authoring, and then preview my changes using the BlackBerry browser.  However for BlackBerry WebWorks development, I tend to favor the WebWorks Plug-in for Eclipse because I prefer how it organizes my files and makes it easy to build projects.

 

Cheers!

Adam

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Re: What dev tools do you use?

I prefer notepad++ for WebWorks development.

 

I like being able to chain in other tools using a batch file ( YUICompressor or JSMin , deploy via USB, deploy to Simulator, deploy to browser/web inspector, tinypng, ect...)

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: What dev tools do you use?

Very good.  Do you use Web Inspector often?

 

 

Anyone else?

 

 

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Re: What dev tools do you use?

Currently working from Eclipse 3.6 with the Web Worker 2.5 Plugin with additionally the Aptana plugin for CSS/HTML/Javascript markup, saves a ton of time in writing and typos Smiley Wink

 

(still missing the BlackBErry Java SDK in it for now, but hopefully will be comptable soon, so I can write my extensions again in the same elipse client -> still a separate 3.5 Eclipse there).

 

Also I use Firefox + Firebug and Useragent Switcher to transform existing Mobile websites into BlackBerry Widgets and to debug my basic WebApps before they become BlackBerry Widgets (add the Widget API's as last, first build the basic WebApp), saves a ton of time in debugging basic JavaScript and CSS stylings.

 

PhotoShop for all the grahics work ;-) an DreamWeaver to build CSS templates.

 

I use to work with plain Notepad and PhotoShop, but found with the transitioning to WEB 2.0 and more complex CSS I was spending way too much time correcting my typos and errors and especially with cross browser compatability lost track of what to remind myself of.

 

My general nature is being very lazy and automate the hell out of everything possible. That is one of the mean reasons I went into IT instead of theoretical physics. (but it was a close call)

 

I should invest a bit more time in Javascript and css optimizers (strip whitespace and zip it) to lower the data and load over the lines, but haven't come to that yet. -. Anyone got some good tips here ?

 

And for the BlackBErry Tablet SDK: Air SDK 2.5 and FlashBuilder Plugin 4

 

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Re: What dev tools do you use?

"(still missing the BlackBErry Java SDK in [Eclipse 3.6] for now, but hopefully will be comptable soon, so I can write my extensions again in the same elipse client -> still a separate 3.5 Eclipse there)."

 

+1000

 


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Re: What dev tools do you use?

Plug-In for Visual Studio 2008 

Notepad ++

Aptana Studio 2.0

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Re: What dev tools do you use?

Thanks for the feedback Josep and Dennis.  Very insightful info there.

 

 

Anybody else use a really "cool" developer tool they use for mobile / BlackBerry Web development?

 

JavaScript ?

CSS ?

HTML 5 ?

 

 

Cheers,

Adam

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Re: What dev tools do you use?

Im using BlackBerry Web Plug-in v2.0 with Eclipse 3.5.0.

 

Regards,

 

Fred