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BlackBerry WebWorks training material gets a refresh! - New Toronto Group

BlackBerry WebWorks training material gets a refresh!

| June 10th, 2014 by Rod Nolan

 You're reading this because something in the headline or the summary caught your attention. Was it "build mobile applications"? BlackBerry? HTML5? Maybe all of the above? Regardless, I'm glad you're here and I'm excited to announce that we're about to wrap up an entirely new version of the training course whose first version was born back in the BlackBerry PlayBook days. And, boy, has a lot changed.…

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BlackBerry WebWorks training material gets a refresh! - New Toronto Group

Faster testing for BlackBerry WebWorks apps

| May 27th, 2013 by Rod Nolan

If you are a web developer, this post will help you save time. It's about a tool called Live Reload and I use it speed up the testing process when I'm developing BlackBerry WebWorks apps. Live Reload allows you to put a watch on a folder so that whenever any file within that folder is saved, browsers that are connected to the associated URL can be instructed to refresh themselves automatically. WebWorks…

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The Gist of Code Sharing

| April 17th, 2013 by Oliver Merk

Agile development teams often need to share code while in the heat of battle.At the high end of the scale, there are publicly-accessible repositories, such as GitHub. Creating a GitHub project is obviously overkill for those wishing to simply pass a few key lines of code to their buddy in the next seat.For stand-alone, runnable demo code, sites like Plunker and JSFiddle  are great. You will see references…

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BlackBerry WebWorks training material gets a refresh! - New Toronto Group

Getting repetitive tasks done quickly and efficiently

| February 20th, 2013 by Rod Nolan

I'm working on a project right now where I often have to grab a master copy of a single file, paste it into my current working directory and open it for editing. My environment is Windows 7.Since the master file exists in a static location, I wrote a batch script to copy the file into my current directory and open it. copy %ANT_HOME%\..\..\build.xml . /-Y build.xmlThe first line of this script will…

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BlackBerry WebWorks training material gets a refresh! - New Toronto Group

Virtual directories with RippleSites? Sort of, sure.

| October 16th, 2012 by Rod Nolan

By Rod Nolan - consultantI've always used IIS or Apache when I needed a web server in my development environment. But as a BlackBerry developer, the Ripple Mobile Environment Emulator has become a more important part of my toolkit. And the latest version includes a built in web server. So I recently put IIS on the shelf and decided to trade port 80 for port 9910.I make regular use of virtual directories…

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BlackBerry Hackathons - Come out and Play(Book)!

| May 16th, 2012 by Oliver Merk

I'm currently in Bogotá, Colombia taking part in my third Hackathon on behalf of RIM. These hackathons are two-day events where local developers get the opportunity to interact directly with experts in PlayBook development. They also get a free PlayBook just for showing up!We typically have a team of three experts covering AIR, HTML5/WebWorks and Native development. Most of the events have been focused…

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JavaScript Developer Survey

| December 04th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

Looks like this is turning into an annual event. Given JavaScript's importance in the Mobile/HTML5 space, it will be interesting to see how developers are using it:http://dailyjs.com/2011/12/01/javascript-developer-survey-2011/ 

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BlackBerry WebWorks training material gets a refresh! - New Toronto Group

Debugging WebWorks applications using the PlayBook simulator and Google Chrome

| September 24th, 2011 by Rod Nolan

By: Rod NolanI encountered an error recently while working on a WebWorks project. So I broke out the PlayBook WebInspector (aka Developer Tools in Google Chrome) and got to work... sort of.In case you haven't discovered this yet, to use the debugging tools in Chrome, you just launch your application in the simulator and then open Chrome and connect to the simulator over port 1337 (http://{simulator…

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A Date with SQLite

| August 11th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal ConsultantBeen doing a lot with SQLite lately (sqlite.org) on the PlayBook and elsewhere and wanted to pass on a few quick notes.First, SQLite columns are typeless.What?Yup. Even though you may declare fields as VARCHAR or DATETIME, you may actually store any type of data you want in them. The exception to this rule is for PRIMARY KEY fields declared as INTEGER.I've found…

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jQuery Mobile With WebWorks Gotcha

| June 06th, 2011 by Oliver Merk

By Oliver Merk - Principal Consultant Since RIM's WebWorks platform for the PlayBook is based on HTML5, it's natural to use a popular JavaScript framework such as jQuery Mobile. One thing to be aware of when creating a WebWorks app in this way is that the jQuery Mobile framework relies on AJAX calls to load pages. When your HTML is hosted on a server, this works great. But when running a WebWorks application…

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