Want to learn Cascades? Check out 'Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development'

By Adam Zeis on 30 May 2014 02:04 pm EDT
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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.

460 comments

allanabellard

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The_Original_Modifier

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Douken

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HaberNik

I was going to download, but that is way to much information to have to provide just to download. Can you forward the pdf once you have it?

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Ryan_2013

I am interested.

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SnoozerBold

I'd love this book!!

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TechADD

Cool I'm trying to learn how to make an app

dtuivs

Me too! Even more conveniently, I decided just today to do so!

Great luck or what!?

Quattro2

Same here, this is awesome

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dressic

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sonicpix

Just posted this to the westjet Facebook page.

Tatwi

Lol!

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spikesolie

Too glorious

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sonicpix

I hope their "tech" support can read.

allanabellard

Even though I really want that printed book... but this comment deserves it lmao!!!

Dave Bourque

LOL LOL

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farmer ken

We all should. Lol

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qwerty4ever

I wonder which excuse WestJet will come up with now that a guidebook for native BlackBerry OS 10 has been delivered to them via their FaceBook page?

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ymb

Please cb send it to wj

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DYLANHABKIRK

Sweet! Who wouldn't love a reference book for BB10

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bldshd

Please me

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VeniceBB

Awesome! As someone who's been trying to learn developing, but who has run into a bunch of issues, this is a must have :D

pinchijosr

Please..........

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calivol

Yes please

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Camelhmpz

Perfect book to start dabbling in app development for bb10

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Kennedy.L

finally my app ideas can become a reality. Look out folks.

jermaine1082

Would love hard copy. Already on chapter 4 but I'm old school generation hate reading off of a tablet/computer screen.

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SethDove

I'm getting that free ebook.

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edu3110

Let's get coding.

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scullcy

I´m really interested!!

jas1978

This is what I've been looking for. I've wanted to create a BB10 app to use at my job, but didn't know where to start.

I remember doing basic programming in college (C+, MatLab), but I've forgotten all of it.

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alexgirto

I am seriously interested in developing for BlackBerry 10 and this book would be of great help! I will get the e-book on my Playbook in the meantime :)

CDM76

Have been curious about this. Didn't know there was a book!!! Can't wait to get it and develop some apps :)

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Tatwi

This is great. I started on webworks when the PlayBook came out, but wasn't super into it. Cascades on the other hand is something I would like to carve out some time for, as I love how fast and fun it is to use on my Z10.

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Just Neo

I've been wanting to learn how to code some apps for BB10.

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ceckland

I need to get into this.

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Double-Zero

Very interested!!

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stabstabdie

This is exactly what I need for when I'm off this summer.
I can teach it in Sept if I learn it!

kimoi

I'll definitely check that out, awesome.

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adrianod1993

I'd love this

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dadozi

...and I need that book

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EchoesFX

I'd love to have a physical copy, it's a good book!

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SO_Davis

Yes time to learn

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brando0623

Would totally love to learn cascades

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G-SRT4

I urgently need that book!

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BBZ10wannabe

For only $39.99 (plus shipping and handling I suspect) your urgent needs can be filled right away and you don't even have to try and win a contest! :)

GawlTheImpaler

Getting my feet wet in coding, this book would help a lot.

TallPaul86

BOOM! Single Comment

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Crypt1c

Thanks

Weird the article only links to Apress. You can get the ebook free on Amazon, Springer, Barnes & Noble, Safari Books Online, Google Play Books, Books 24×7, and Apple’s iTunes Bookstore too.

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jas1978

Thanks!

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huungryshark

Thanks , saved 39.99$ :)

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qwerty4ever

If the book helps you develop a useful application you should consider buying the printed version afterwards to support the author.

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divakar

Hi Drew,
Thanks for the link to download the latest BB 10 development ebook. I would like to extend my advance appreciation to you if you can help me and those out there who are excited to learn more about the new Cascades UI through video tutorials. I know you tube is a great source but anything else would also help.

Regards,
Divakar

Joel Hill

I'm just starting to learn the ropes when it comes to BB10 development. This book sounds great!

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Carpalboss

I want to be "that guy" writing BlackBerry apps.

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loyalIND

Interested!

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celticmagick

Downloaded!

Awesome deal. Thanks for posting!

Now, if only BB10 supported themes. I have a UI design I'd love to create for BlackBerry... :D

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AnimalPak200

You won't regret giving me a copy of the paper book!

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Gator99

I'd like to give it a go.

irwindersra

Free ebook! Doesn't get better than that.

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rthonpm

Fantastic! Looking forward to getting this into the hands of some creative BlackBerry fans and maybe seeing a great app or two come from it!

weinkefan99

I want to read this book.

twirlyboy

Happy to take it off your hands.

sonicwheeler

this would be a total added value to my position at work. I hope I win!

qwerty4ever

So you're the lone programmer at BlackBerry these days. I'd have thought the company would have provided access to any internal documentation supporting application development for BlackBerry OS 10. ( /humour)

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Timbit1990

Learnings how to develop native apps would be cool! :)

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zclash

Awesome!!

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rashidJkhan69

Amazing :O

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BlueStreak67

I made a Hello World app. Time for the next level.

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nicolyn

Make me a winner make me successful

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BBFunGuy

Woohoo! No spam clause.

FishhPoohh

You had me at FREE

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JordanLehigh

I have been wondering where to start

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CBCListener

There may not be much of a market for it (but we can all hope that BlackBerry turns things around so that that's not true anymore) but I think I might give this a crack.

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etnt7

Nice!

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CMinus001

Interested I am!

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BBZ10wannabe

Yes, even you too can participate Yoda..

Drewpoc

Is that comment really necessary?

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BBZ10wannabe

Nope, just feeling a little punchy on Friday. His comment reminded me of the battery charging app monitor I had on my Z10 where I enjoyed hearing Yoda's voice" Charging, started has" I only ever hear it now when I plug in my phone while running an Android App. (it auto-launches for some weird reason) Now that I'm using my awesome Z30 I sadly rarely hear it.

dustmalik

I'd love to have the book.

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SamirSaxena

I knew nothing about coding.. will the book still be helpful to me? I have a few app ideas on which I would want to make apps..

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NK DHANA

Hey I'm interested in doing it

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sirxdaniel

book please :)

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kdklein

I would love to learn!

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IJKBB10

I m curious to see what it takes to get started on BlackBerry 10 app development

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X3T

I am also interested. I prefer printed books over e ones, but free is a price you can't argue with!

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MisterShark

Hoping to win the printed version (fingers crossed).

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alexprox

develop develop develop

morphius_z

Just pulled the e-book. Yay for free!

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DocDRM

I need to win this!

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OptimistBB

Give me this and I'll remain a CrackBerrien :D

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theletterjay

Very cool!

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KarlosSpicyWienr

This is pretty awesome.

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bb_uzer

This would be so cool for my son. He's been reading and taking books out from the library on c++. Maybe he can start developing In Cascades for BB10!

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Bacon Munchers

I heard that this is very similar to standard Linux.

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Drewpoc

Direct link to free ebook in pdf format is posted on page 1 (Google drive link)

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Bacon Munchers

I am hoping that Android dev's will like it so much that they will prefer it over whatever the Android dev's are currently using. We need more good app developers!

Anyone who is a dev care to comment on this vs. the 'other'?

Thor Back

This could be the first thing I ever win

franky62

I do like paper better then screen when learning stuff

rickkel

Okay, this just might be the kick in the pants I need to start developing apps! Bring it on!

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m69c44

I would love to win. Thanks

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ksantor

A good book not only for beginners, but for all devs. Nice and easy structure.

There is always something new you can discover.

I recommend!

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ashok210987

I would like one....

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John r D

Sweeet love to have one!

QXS

I love print books :D

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Radnik

cool, I would like to have old school book learning

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sinlessearth

Yes I'll take a copy. I need to learn this.

nick.dollimount

Count me in!

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Mohammed Ali Khan

Plz plz plz.....i want that book

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Dukun

I prefer printed versions of books also. Hopefully it inspires new app development!

Jphaneuf01

You have my attention

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FrankIAm

Of course I'm in, thanks guys

caffiend0o

Definitely interested!!

8jcc

Cool, all the incentive i'd need to try app development.

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CAMonteiro

Finally getting into the app thing

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Santigutz14

Awesome

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Deepanshu Jain2

That would be amazing!

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Kotta Kritter

I want to learn and make a great app one day!
I hope to win this copy XD

yasmar

I wouldn't mind having that book :)

nnhassann

Really nice and very good idea

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MisterMom

Now this is exactly what I have been looking for, have downloaded Cascades and was wondering where to start.

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LostOnThePianoRoll

I'm commenting to say that it's awesome.. don't include me in the draw for a winner.. give it to someone who would really appreciate it

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michaelshanoss

Always wanted to learn how to develop apps!

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Mikey Mc

More app development + educated developers = Stronger BlackBerry 10 ecosystem

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BryanVilla

Would be nice to now how to develop :)

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Jon Hanson

It would be great to learn how to develop an app

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chef_DJ

Pick me. I love to be able to make apps

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theonecid

I've always wanted to develop for BB10, this would really provide motivation in doing so ! :o

jose_trevizo

This would be awesome to learn.

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Ylleric

I'm interested.

Sent with my amazing Blackberry Z30.

Standa

I am 943x more interested than these people.

astrodan13

Count me in! We need more fart apps! ;P

Via my Z10 with 10.2.1 awesomeness

ElementCDN

Would love the printed book!

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Aaron Marcinkowski

Pick me please :)

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thebest1BB

Im going to print the pdf at work, they got enough paper lol

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assilva

Interested! Already downloaded, but still love a hard copy to flip through.

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tvst28

I've attempted to familiarize myself with BlackBerry 10 app development recently, and this would be the perfect thing to enhance my learning there!

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zehkaiser

Free literature on developing for BB10? Sign me up! My office could really use that, as we're about to start developing applications for multiple mobile platforms, including BB10.

keypeck

Thanks! Downloaded the free version at the apress website.

Dewwey

Pick me!

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anotherwasim

AOL!
Do people still say that?

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ptboucher

Would love to win the book - I'm also downloading the e-Book. Thanks for letting the community know.

SylvrFalkon

Sounds like a great resource, would love to get a copy. :)

scr

downloaded and reading an ebook now, would love to get a printed version

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Rob1S

Nice, thanks.

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Une raison de vivre

I'm really-really interested...

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ChipMonkCS

I have many app ideas just need this help to get them out there.

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bberryfan16

The print version would be amazing just perfect for father's day!

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HigherThanMars

That would be awesome, I have a good app idea that I would like to get started on.

menshawy

I'm very interested!!!

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sauron4

Signle comment :p

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Drenis

Yes please!

Thanks CB!

Fabi99

Sounds good

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rhitdoph

Awesome! Looking forward to browse this comprehensive source

jaBBu

This would be nice...

Maxtime81

Sounds awesome would love to learn about making apps

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c2c

Me, me, me!
;-)

c2

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Une raison de vivre

But... I tried to download it in pdf... thé free version... and it doesn't work at all... someone could help? tx

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Stanley008

Happy BlackBerry :)

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kfh227

Nerds!

Ya, I'm one to.

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GregoryGincley

I'd love to create a native ownCloud app!

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surferito

Would be awesome to develop my own app.

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ShinyDimples

Me me me. For my friend.

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benson0

Would be nice to develop an app for productivity !

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Stan04

Really interested.

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ptctomlinson

I've always wanted to learn Cascades. I've had several ideas for apps over the last few years, but have never quite been able to learn the work behind making them real.

priceless819

It would be the first book I will finish in 3 years! Cheese please!

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louzer

Time to switch from HTML5 to Cascades!

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TXBBguy

BlackBerry 10 rocks and is the easiest platform for program. The guide sounds like a winner.

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qabb

Would love a print version!

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PatrickMJS

Maybe I should learn something new in an effort to stave off dementia... plus I may need something to do during my retirement years.

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unholyelite

I would love to learn all that I can with working with cascades

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jorgkbzas

I want one, pls!

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Tremerus

I'll make worthy apps with this book! Had BlackBerry for 6 years now. I know a thing or two able what kind of apps we need

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GreenCopperz

we'll pick a winner at random next week.

And now for something completely different....

Week next random at winner a pick we'll... !! esaelP kcip eM

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sm88

How do I download without filling any of my personal details?

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iamrauu

Ye why not.. the more knowledge the better..

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nhanle1492

This is a great chance for eveyone want to take a step to develop their great app idea

lyrian64

Would love to sink my chops into some BB10 development.

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PineappleOranges

I've thought about making an app for a game I've been playing. There exists an app for iOS and Android, but BB10 is left in the dark. Perhaps this is the push I need to get started. :]

Debby Gear

I'd love a copy of the physical book! Thanks to the publisher for the contest!!

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Abens102

Great way to start

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rolphez

Brilliant!

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CranBerry413

This is excellent. I'm interested in learning to code, and this would be a great way to start.

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valopolis

I would love a print copy. I would like to make an app.

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glacier_ice

The more the merrier.

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dracolnyte

Definitely downloading it to try it out!

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kenzo_44

I would love to bring my simple and innovative applications to BlackBerry 10 - It would be awesome if the Crackberry Team signed it...BlackBerry 10 here I come!

joelajean

Got ebook, but paper copy would be awesome !

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developerdude

Hi,

This book is available on Kindle for free.
Please head on there and get it:
- http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00HT90AZA/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1401487931&s...

Have fun!

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Anilu7

Thanks for the link!

wout000

The more people learning cascades the better!

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PowderJockey

Nice to see something like this in somewhat plain text and step-by-step.

For the person on the move - BB10-10.3.0.296 + Pebble

azndoodle

Totally interested!

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stego

Another tool to add to my arsenal!

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Have_a_nice_day

One signle comment to obtain a book on Development in Cascades. This is it then. Give it to me so I can start making 504 banking apps.

keypad

Imagine someone writing an app/game, which helped people learn how to code native apps for BlackBerry 10.

Great sounding book.

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BB_makes_it_happen

I would love to use this volume. Count me in.

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Stomps01

Would love to get this but not sure if it would be a waste of money since I have no coding/app experience......

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Anilu7

That would be awesome to win the book. I'd like to see our kids learn mobile coding as part of school. It's a part of their lives and is a great exercise for the brain. It would expand their thinking outside the box.

ATV_Hightower

Great Idea for a contest. I´m in, I would love to learn cascades!

PagerRocka

Here is my "signle" comment

rtang1007

I downloaded an electronic version of it and started studying a while ago. I am hoping I can get a print edition of it.

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Se7eNT33N

Great, thank you!

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Juanmabs22

I've got this ebook one month ago...
The Source was DevBlog BB

johnhein

I'm willing to learn!!

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tekware

To say I'm very interested would be an understatement. Already downloaded the ebook but the print edition would get me started that much quicker. Thanks CrackBerry!

chevpower394

Me! Me! I'm trying, any help is always welcome!

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unleashed_ric

Love to Read it...

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danp2000

Downloaded the FREE version but I'd love to have the book.

avinashizhere

Waiting :D

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msilvaggio

Me please!!!

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apfx

Great!

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Ricardo_N

"signle"

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fbloise

Is it only me but the ebook in pdf and epub shows priced at zero dollars...

I recommend anyone who wants to learn cascades this book and see if can Download the copy for free.

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Brian Aguilar2

What a good computer language that is best for someone that has no coding experience to start with?

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avinashizhere

How to get a free version?

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marco44

Been wanting to learn for so long. Finally a place to start.

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Taylor Montgomery

It would help me a lot with my studies.

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df8699

Would love print version

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Cassian Ljdtm

I'd love to have this book :)

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AmarAhmed

Learning is essential!!

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haightc

Awesome, I've went though the online SDK tuturiols a little bit but having something in a print fashion would be nifty!

pboud_01

Absofrigginlutely, this book would be useful !!

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jackwaldon

I'd really like to pick this up as a hobby. I have a few ideas for some apps...

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