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BlackBerry Java Development Environment

The BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) is a proprietary tool which allows developers to create and test BlackBerry Java apps which run on BlackBerry Java OS smartphones.

The BlackBerry JDE is no longer under active development. If you are new to BlackBerry Java development it is recommended that you use the BlackBerry Plug-in for Eclipse.

What the BlackBerry JDE contains

The BlackBerry JDE provides a development environment for a particular BlackBerry OS codeline. The BlackBerry JDE includes a BlackBerry simulator, a BlackBerry MDS simulator, and profiling tools for building and testing BlackBerry Java apps.

Choosing the right BlackBerry JDE version

When creating and building your application, it is important to choose the correct version of the BlackBerry JDE to ensure that your application is compatible with your intended target market. Applications built using the BlackBerry JDE are forward-compatible with newer BlackBerry Java OS versions, but they are not backward-compatible with older versions. More.