First, a little background for full disclosure. My name is Erik and I am a Development Advisor at Research In Motion. As most people in this forum will know, HTML5 has really taken off as a platform beyond just the desktop. At RIM we’re striving to stay ahead of the game when it comes to giving our HTML5 developers what they need to be successful. For those that don't know, WebWorks is RIM's take on leveraging HTML5 to deliver rich applications to end-users across both Java and QNX-based operating systems. </salespitch>
With that in mind, I was hoping to get feedback from the community regarding your experiences implementing jQuery within WebWorks. For the time being, I’d like to focus on core jQuery but would also like to explore the extensions (mobile, UI, etc.) down the line.
There are three main camps that I'm hoping to hear from:
You’ve successfully released a WebWorks application that uses jQuery.
You’re currently developing or thinking of developing a WebWorks application that uses jQuery.
You've considered but ultimately chose not to develop a WebWorks application that uses jQuery.
Some general topics I'd be interested in hearing about include:
What sort of application were you developing? Was it a new application or a conversion of an existing jQuery solution?
What problem was jQuery intended to solve?
What challenges did you face, what worked, what didn't?
What would you have wanted from RIM to make the transition easier?
How was your perception of WebWorks + jQuery affected as a result?
The above are just general starting points. If you have any additional feedback beyond these points, by all means feel free to provide it. If it's WebWorks + jQuery related, I want to hear your story!
In that spirit, please note that this thread is aimed more towards the discussion about the development cycle as it relates to WebWorks and jQuery. If you have specific development issues, I will ask that you please also post your issue in the main forum here, or visit the BlackBerry forums specific to Web development. This will help keep our discussion here on track while giving you an avenue for proper support as well.
A similar discussion has been initiated on the BlackBerry forums as well, so apologies if you frequent both and see the similar posts. I wanted to reach out here as well as this as a rich community that would have its own experiences to share.
I appreciate your time in reading this and look forward to seeing what you have to say!