BlackBerry requires Windows to run its tools and simulator. It also requires Java, but you won't typically use Eclipse. For details on setting up the BlackBerry development environment, including building for a device, see chapter 4. The business logic for a BlackBerry application can be identical to every other platform; however, the view implementation is often quite different due to limitations in the browser capabilities on the device. For more details on BlackBerry HTML UI, see chapter 14, but the basics will be covered in the rest of this section.
In your application directory, on the command line, enter: "rake run:bb". You will see a lot of text output and it will take several minutes before the BlackBerry simulator launches.
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