1. techguy1's Avatar
    Hey guys, long time Android user here looking to possibly develop for Blackberry. Just had some inquiries.

    First, I don't have formal education in any type of coding. I'd be more than willing to put in time and effort to learn on my own. How difficult would you all say it is to pick up developing from scratch?

    Second, which Blackberry device would you recommend I get to test apps? I currently only have an Android but would like to obviously get a blackberry. Could I get an older device like a bold 9900 or something and still test out apps? Or do I haveto get a bb 10 device?

    Third, I don't expect to get rich from doing this but over time, and with hard work, dedication and willingness to make mistakes and learn from them, how much do average everyday blackberry developers make?

    I appreciate any feedback, tips, and replies!!! Thank you!!!

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    05-13-15 04:10 AM
  2. thurask's Avatar
    Hey guys, long time Android user here looking to possibly develop for Blackberry. Just had some inquiries.

    First, I don't have formal education in any type of coding. I'd be more than willing to put in time and effort to learn on my own. How difficult would you all say it is to pick up developing from scratch?

    Second, which Blackberry device would you recommend I get to test apps? I currently only have an Android but would like to obviously get a blackberry. Could I get an older device like a bold 9900 or something and still test out apps? Or do I haveto get a bb 10 device?

    Third, I don't expect to get rich from doing this but over time, and with hard work, dedication and willingness to make mistakes and learn from them, how much do average everyday blackberry developers make?

    I appreciate any feedback, tips, and replies!!! Thank you!!!

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    A: There's ample documentation on the BlackBerry Developer website. For native apps, you'd probably be using Cascades (like JavaScript) for the UI and Qt (C++) for the under the hood stuff.

    https://developer.blackberry.com/nat...ted/index.html

    For examples of how to do things, BlackBerry has provided sample apps:

    https://developer.blackberry.com/native/sampleapps/

    If you get stuck somewhere and the documentation isn't helping, there's always the support forums:

    http://supportforums.blackberry.com/.../bd-p/Cascades

    Alternatively, you can code for Android (Java) and port it to BlackBerry 10. Android development has its own thick stacks of documentation available across the Web.

    https://developer.android.com/training/index.html

    As for a timeframe, it's all dependent on the person. If you get it, you get it.

    2: Get a BlackBerry 10 device, older devices are wholly incompatible. Pretty much any one should do it. Or, in the meantime, use the simulators (virtual images) available within the BlackBerry IDE/on the BlackBerry Developer website.

    Third: I dunno, everything I do is open source. Ask someone else.

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    05-13-15 04:20 AM
  3. Skatophilia's Avatar
    A: There's ample documentation on the BlackBerry Developer website. For native apps, you'd probably be using Cascades (like JavaScript) for the UI and Qt (C++) for the under the hood stuff.

    https://developer.blackberry.com/nat...ted/index.html

    For examples of how to do things, BlackBerry has provided sample apps:

    https://developer.blackberry.com/native/sampleapps/

    If you get stuck somewhere and the documentation isn't helping, there's always the support forums:

    Native Development - BlackBerry Support Community Forums

    Alternatively, you can code for Android (Java) and port it to BlackBerry 10. Android development has its own thick stacks of documentation available across the Web.

    https://developer.android.com/training/index.html

    As for a timeframe, it's all dependent on the person. If you get it, you get it.

    2: Get a BlackBerry 10 device, older devices are wholly incompatible. Pretty much any one should do it. Or, in the meantime, use the simulators (virtual images) available within the BlackBerry IDE/on the BlackBerry Developer website.

    Third: I dunno, everything I do is open source. Ask someone else.

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    I was just about to ask the same thing. thanks for answering!
    05-13-15 06:10 PM
  4. KermEd's Avatar
    If you start to make some progress and want to join a dev chat to brainstorm just shout
    techguy1 likes this.
    05-18-15 05:14 AM

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