Right-Align Text On BlackBerry BasicEditField

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It would seem a simple thing to do, no? In fact, positioning/aligning text has become such an abundant demand over the last few years, that the ability to do so in most environments is fairly trivial. And if you’re working predominantly in the web field, it’s a no-brainer. The native Java components for BlackBerry are… Read more »

Manage Cookies with BlackBerry Java

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When interacting with [generally and widely interpreted] web services, you may be required to communicate state (usually a login authentication token). This [usually] takes the form of a cookie and in our interconnected wide world of interwebs, browsers handle cookies just fine; custom-built clients not always. On the BlackBerry, if you’re putting together a Java… Read more »

Upgrading BlackBerry Eclipse Plugin And Old Component Packs

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If you find yourself wondering how to use your old component packs (and hence simulators) from the first Eclipse plugin (v1.0), there’s a great discussion on the support forums tackling exactly that. Creating an .ee file and adding the JRE to the workspace worked like a charm for me. I’m using the upated plugin v1.1.2… Read more »

Context Switching

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It’s expensive, mentally and resourcefully, but it’s rewarding. It also isn’t easy, which is probably why it’s not advocated by the populous, but it is rewarding. And it’s filled with all sorts of risks and dangers, but definitely rewarding. Rewarding if you get it right. After months on Rails (web), Python (web), Objective C (iPhone)… Read more »