RIM Announces JDE Plug-in for Eclipse Developers

By James Falconer on 18 Mar 2008 11:14 am EDT
RIM Announces JDE Plug-in for Eclipse DevelopersOf interest to BlackBerry developers... RIM today announced a BlackBerry Java Development Environment (JDE) plug-in for Eclipse - a new development tool that enables Eclipse developers to create and test robust wireless applications for the BlackBerry platform seamlessly from within the familiar Eclipse Integrated Development Environment (IDE). The plug-in will enable Eclipse developers to create powerful mobile applications for BlackBerry users while maintaining a familiar Eclipse development environment.

A direct quote via the press release from RIM:

“RIM values the Eclipse development community and recognizes the need for integrated tools that support the development of BlackBerry applications from within the Eclipse environment,” said David Yach, CTO for Software, Research In Motion. “The introduction of the BlackBerry JDE Plug-in for Eclipse builds on RIM’s robust offering of development tools to further enhance and simplify mobile application development for the BlackBerry platform.”

A beta version of the JDE plug-in is available as a free download at:

Developers, be sure to let us know what you think of the new JDE! We would love to hear your feedback!

Read the full press release from RIM. 

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Reader comments

RIM Announces JDE Plug-in for Eclipse Developers


First the installer wants to update my eclipse from 3.1.3 to 3.1.2 - I would call that a downgrade. While installing really unpacks eclipse 3.1.2 which seems to be part of the installer package - ok that is the reason why the installer has more than 200 MB...
After plugin installation my eclipse installation contains a lot of old junk and two new features:

Blackberry JDE Plug-in for Eclipse
Component Pack 4.3.0 Feature

Therefore I recomment installing the "JDE plugin" i a new directory and afterwrds copy the necessary plugins into the real eclipse installation.