NetBeans and BlackBerry Development

One of the many people I met at the NetBeans booth in Manila last week was Nestor Fernandez:

Nestor is interested in using NetBeans for BlackBerry development. Can someone tell him what he should do to get started?

One thing is to google for answers. I found several articles and blog entries, including these:

However, there doesn't seem to be a BlackBerry plugin for NetBeans IDE 6.x. At least, that's the way it seems to be from my googling. Can someone clarify on this point and give Nestor some place to start with NetBeans and BlackBerry development?

And thanks for sending the pic, Nestor!


I don't know much about NetBeans, but there is a development environment based on Eclipse:

Posted by Wayne Beaton on June 25, 2008 at 12:22 AM PDT #

afaik there is no direct support for Blackberry development in latest NetBeans Mobility now.

There used to be a plugin that allowed you to add the Blackberry emulator to Netbeans Mobility and then develop an application for it. It was a little bit more comfortable approach then the Custom emulator one described at

Unfortunately this plugin is not maintained anymore.
The plugin sources are in netbeans repository and we will be happy if anybody will fix/modify it to work in current releases.

Please, be aware that the NetBeans Mobility is designed for Java ME CLDC/CDC development. The blackberry use different packaging, etc.

Posted by Lukas on June 25, 2008 at 12:35 AM PDT #

The current source code would be at:

Posted by Jesse Glick on June 25, 2008 at 02:22 AM PDT #


Posted by roro44 on July 14, 2008 at 03:58 PM PDT #

Here's a new plugin for BlackBerry:

And here's the related blog:

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Geertjan Wielenga (@geertjanw) is a Principal Product Manager in the Oracle Developer Tools group living & working in Amsterdam. He is a Java technology enthusiast, evangelist, trainer, speaker, and writer. He blogs here daily.

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