If you ever wanted to learn Cascades but weren't sure where to start, help is on the way. Hot off the press is a new title from Apress called Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development: A Cascades-Driven Approach. The book is action-packed with everything you need to know about getting started with app development on BlackBerry 10, primarily Cascades. You can learn all about QML and JavaScript, and not prior coding knowledge is necessary. The book is written specifically for developers looking to get started in BlackBerry 10 app development, or those looking to port existing apps from Android or iOS.

What you'll learn:

  • How to design and create native BB10 applications using the declarative expressiveness of QML
  • How to master the Cascades framework and the core BB10 UI components
  • How to use C++ and Qt efficiently with Cascades
  • How to utilize the BlackBerry Momentics IDE to launch and debug your applications
  • How to apply the fundamental aspects and best practices of BB10 application design
  • How to use HTTP networking in order to leverage remote services
  • How to integrate your application with BlackBerry 10 core apps such as the Contacts and Calendar apps
  • How to send email and short text messages from your app
  • How to use your device's camera and sensors such as the accelerometer and gyroscope

The print edition retails for $39.99 if you're into that sort of thing, or you can download the e-book version free — and free is awesome.

Contest: We're also giving away one copy of the print version of Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development to one lucky reader, so just leave a signle comment on this post if you're interested and we'll pick a winner at random next week.