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Old 07-05-2007, 09:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,everyone:
I'm a new learner for BlackBerry ,and I want to know the newest develop environment for BlackBerry or a standard develop tool for learner?
Now i'm using JDE4.1.0 for some developing , and the simulator is 7290 which is bond to JDE4.1.0. Also i have download the JDE 4.2.1,but i find it do not have MDS,and i couldn't make it run well.
Could anyone give me some ideas? or where can i find the answers?
Thank you very much!
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Old 07-07-2007, 09:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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4.2.1 is latest developement environment from RIM for now. However it has poor editor and code navigation features and no refactoring features at all. Therefore a lot of people use NetBeans, IDEA or Eclipce for this and use JDE only for debugging purposes.

About MDS - not sure. Do you really need it? As far as I know, it is possible to use MDS from previous JDE versions with 4.2.x JDE.
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Thank you for Skipper_Joe's answer!

The MDS I referring is included in JDE 4.1.0, which can use it to access the network!
I'm doing network development on BlackBerry, and find 4.2.1 can not visit the network(for example visit website ),maybe I do the wrong configure. And I find that JDE 4.1.0 can do all of these, so I always do development on JDE 4.1.0.
Because I am a newer , I don't know which one is suitable for learner or which one is professional.

So do you mean I should turn to study Eclipce or else for a newer?Thank you!
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just use the mds simulator from 4.1 but develop using the 4.2.1 jde...

if you develop using the latest jde be aware that you'll break compatibility with older devices.

i wouldn't switch to another jde until you are a little more experienced developing blackberry applications (give it a couple of months until it feels comfortable and routine and you know the framework, then look into using eclipse or netbeans).
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Thank you very much for jfisher's advice!
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