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Compiling Blackberry Webworks on WinXP

Developing for Blackberry can be a hazardous task to say the least. As Matthew Baxter-Reynolds points out in a hilarious yet accurate article for the Guardian:

…there is absolutely no way that building software for BlackBerry is appreciably easier today than developing bank software was in the 1960s on punched cards.

I definitely have beef with Blackberry, ranging from the tools to the level of support, but let’s keep things positive.
Problem: Re-compiling your project after you have made changes and then deploying to either a device or a simulator is a time-consuming process. Between signing, loading to the device and waiting for the device to restart, let’s call it 5 minutes.
Solution: Work with remote HTML5, JS and CSS3 while developing.
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