Guest post by Ryan McDonald, BlackBerry.BlackBerry Cascades Book

Today we’re excited to announce that our friends over at Apress have just published their new book, Learn BlackBerry 10 App Development: A Cascades-Driven Approach. This handy, offline resource will help you learn how to build a native BlackBerry 10 app from the ground up.

Is your knowledge of C++ a bit rusty? Not a problem! This book explains key C++/Qt fundamentals for building your app’s logic, and it will also show you how to use QML and JavaScript for designing your app’s UI with the Cascades framework.

More specifically, this book will show you how to:

  • Design and create native BlackBerry 10 apps using the declarative expressiveness of QML
  • Work with core BlackBerry 10 UI components and controls
  • Use C++ and Qt efficiently with Cascades
  • Utilize the BlackBerry Momentics IDE to launch and debug your app
  • Apply fundamental aspects and best practices of BlackBerry 10 app design
  • Use HTTP networking to leverage remote services
  • Integrate your app with BlackBerry 10 core apps, such as Contacts and Calendar
  • Send email and short text messages from your app
  • Use your device’s camera and sensors such as the accelerometer and gyroscope

Where/how/when can I get the book?

If you head over right now to Apress, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Springer, you can order and buy a hard copy or download the free eBook. Yup, the eBook is 100% free!

The eBook will also be available on Safari Books Online, Google Play Books, Books 24×7, and Apple’s iTunes Bookstore shortly. We’ll add updates in the comments section of this blog post once the book becomes available in these additional channels.

Happy reading!


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Free eBook on native BlackBerry 10 app development now available!