As Research In Motion continues their efforts to meet developers needs, they have just launched into beta the BlackBerry Developer Resource Center. As part of the BlackBerry forums, the BlackBerry Developer Resource Center will serve as a destination for all items pertaining to developer support resources information. From the announcement:
There are two major things we are looking to accomplish with the developer resource center.
First, we want to make it easier for you to find the right resources. The resource center enables you to search by topic – regardless of the available resource format. So now you can search for “networking” and find the relevant video, tutorial, knowledge base article, sample code and community support forum discussion. All of these format types will now be available in a consistent article template. Within the resource center, we have organized all of the content into specific topics which are consistent with the support forum boards (i.e. Java, Web, Themes, etc.). When we release the full version of the resource center, the integrated search will also include product documentation resources.
Second, with the community’s help, we want to build the best set of resources for BlackBerry development. One of the great things about the resource center is that it’s social. You can comment on helpful resources – and we’re excited to announce that you will also be able to create and submit your content for publishing. This can be done by leveraging existing support forum posts to create an article, embedding a video, or writing a new article from scratch. The RIM® Developer Relations team will then review for technical accuracy and publish to the community. Community generated content will soon be another way to earn recognition points as part of the Developer Recognition Program. Here’s more information on how to write and publish your own article.
Right now, Research In Motion is testing things out with this system. So if you are a developer you may want to have a look and join in on the action.
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