Getting your BlackBerry PlayBook development environment set up - Part Three

In this post, we're going to look at setting up FlashBuilder 4 to talk to our BlackBerry PlayBook virtual device. We'll also create our first PlayBook App.

Note, Parts one & two of this series are prerequisites to this part.

Something New

My last two posts were SO LONG, and took a while to load. All of the screen captures and images really annoyed me. So I decided to do this post using Adobe Captivate.

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Getting your BlackBerry PlayBook development environment set up - Part Two

I wanted to release this a couple days ago, but I have been battling connectivity problems at home.

In my last BlackBerry PlayBook post we went through what resources we needed and how to get Flash Builder 4 installed and integrated with the BlackBerry PlayBook SDK. Next we'll look at installing the BlackBerry PlayBook simulator.

The simulator is actually a bootable ISO image that is intended to be run inside of a VMWare virtual machine. I am sure there are resources on how to get VMWare Player (Windows) or VMWare Fusion (Mac) installed on your system, so I will not be covering it in this post. Instead, I will assume you already have it installed.

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Getting your BlackBerry PlayBook development environment set up - Part One

I, like many others, am VERY excited about the BlackBerry PlayBook, due out sometime early 2011. One of the reasons I am very excited is that Blackberry has partnered with Adobe to make Adobe AIR one of the easiest ways to start making apps for the PlayBook. I LOVE Adobe AIR and have been using it for almost two years now for developing desktop applications.

So the first question that many new AIR developers might have are:

  1. What do i need to know?
  2. How do I get started?
  3. Where do i get what I need?
  4. What's next?

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