Web development tools

There are a number of free development tools you can download and use to help you create and test your web content or application for use on a BlackBerry device.

To download any of the BlackBerry web development tools, visit http://na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/resources/devtools.jsp.

BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator

The BlackBerry® Smartphone Simulator includes the BlackBerry Browser and other BlackBerry device applications that are typically available on BlackBerry devices. You can use the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator to test your web pages in the BlackBerry Browser.

You can download the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator for multiple BlackBerry devices so that you can test functionality and layout across different devices.

BlackBerry Web Plug-in for Eclipse

The BlackBerry® Web Plug-in for Eclipse® is an extension for a your existing Eclipse development environment that provides you with the tools for creating BlackBerry Web and Widget applications, and for profiling, debugging, and testing code that is designed for the BlackBerry within the Eclipse development environment.

You can use the profiling tools to track project resources and produce efficient web pages that you design for the BlackBerry Browser.

From within Eclipse, you can set break points, debug, and step through linked-in or inline JavaScript® code in HTML documents. The BlackBerry Browser updates the web page in the BlackBerry Smartphone Simulator as you step through your code.

BlackBerry Web Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio

The BlackBerry® Web Plug-in for Microsoft® Visual Studio® provides you with the tools for creating BlackBerry Web and Widget applications, and for profiling, debugging, and testing code that is designed for the BlackBerry Browser from within the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment.

With the BlackBerry Web Plug-in, you can use familiar tools for web development while you use features provided with the BlackBerry Web Plug-in to develop code and test it in the BlackBerry Browser. You can also design and develop standalone widget applications.

From within Microsoft Visual Studio, you can set break points, debug, and step through linked-in and inline JavaScript code in ASP.NET projects.


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