There's a programming effort at work and the latest flash in the pan idea is to get a mobile app running on a blackberry paired to a Grabba device. I managed to install the Blackberry JDE before hearing about Eclipse. Since this app is GUI-data entry oriented (think retail doing inventory) it seems like eclipse would be the slicker option.
A few caveats:
-Grabba uses protected API's so the app must be signed using a RIM key (thankfully they're free now)
- (from the sdk) Please note that the Grabba API can only be used with CLDC (native BlackBerry) Java based development on the BlackBerry platform (not web based widgets, nor MIDP based java development).
Can anyone tell me offhand if that limits me to using the Blackberry JDE? How do I make sure I don't use any API's from the MIDP libraries? I don't see anything obvious in the Blackberry JDE or eclipse about that.
Oh yeah and any tutorials/resources that focus on the above mentioned criteria would be much appreciated. I'd hate to go through a tutorial only to find out it uses things not present in the Blackberry CLDC.