Beginning BlackBerry Development is a Light read at 238 pages. However there are enough golden nuggets of information to make it well worthwhile picking up this book. Remembering back to the days when I started BlackBerry development there was a complete lack of documentation with exception to the SDK guides to help the novice navigate the in and out’s of mobile development. I could imagine that I would have spent less time banging my head against the wall if I had a guide that would explain in simple terms the fundamentals of developing of with the platform. The book takes a basic approach and covers many of the topics required to get up and running and provides some insight into the 2 major development platforms for BlackBerry development, the JDE and Eclipse. I highly recommend this book for anyone getting into BlackBerry development and it is well worth the cover price in the time it will save in ramping up.