Dec 19th, 2014

Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript with Tabris.js


Developing mobile apps in JavaScript / HTML5 holds a great promise. Getting started is easy, Cross Platform is a given and the ecosystem of components and libraries is huge. Still, most apps today are developed using native code or as hybrid apps, combining native code and web technologies. Hybrid apps have emerged out of the [...]

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Dec 15th, 2014

Call for Submission: Modeling Symposium @ EclipseCon North America 2015

I am happy to announce that Philip, Ed and I are organizing the Modeling Symposium for EclipseCon North America 2015. It is scheduled for the second day of the conference, i.e., Tuesday, March 10th. The symposium aims to provide a forum for community members to present a brief  overview of their work. We offer 10 minute lightning slots [...]

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Dec 14th, 2014

Eclipse December Democamp Munich 2014 – Retrospective

Last week, we hosted the Eclipse Democamp at our EclipseSource office in Munich. I think it was a great event and we really enjoyed the evening. I would like to say thanks again to: All the speakers (see the agenda here) EclipseSource, BSI AG and the Eclipse Foundation for sponsoring Angelika and Eva for helping [...]

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Dec 12th, 2014

EMF Forms 1.4.0 Feature #1: Support for alternative UI Technologies


In this blog series, I describe the five most notable new features of EMF Forms 1.4.0. EMF Forms is a framework to efficiently develop form-based UIs based on a given data model. Please refer to this tutorial for an introduction to EMF Forms and to this post for an overview of the series. As you [...]

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Dec 10th, 2014

RAP 3.0 Release Schedule Update

We have recently updated the RAP 3.0 release plan, it is now going to ship together with the Eclipse Mars release train in June 2015. I would like to provide some insight into this unusual update. As you may know, RAP was released in 6 month cycles for the past 2 years, adding a in-between [...]

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Nov 17th, 2014

RAP 3.0 M3: revised ScrollBar, row templates in Nebula Grid


Last Friday, 14 November 2014, we published another milestone build for RAP: RAP 3.0 M3. It is available for download from This milestone is mostly about theming improvements. What’s included? Modernized ScrollBars In the default theme, ScrollBars now have a more modern look and feel. They are invisible until they are “activated” by the [...]

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Nov 17th, 2014

Highly Efficient Java & JavaScript Integration

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Over the past 4 months I’ve been working on integrating Java and JavaScript in a highly efficient manner. Rhino and Nashorn are two common JavaScript runtimes, but these did not meet our requirements in a number of areas: Neither support ‘Primitives‘. All interactions with these platforms require wrapper classes such as Integer, Double or Boolean. [...]

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Nov 14th, 2014

EclipseCon 2015 — Final Call For Submissions


The EclipseCon 2015 submission deadline is Monday November 17th. Of course we are looking for great Eclipse / OSGi / RCP content, but we are also looking for talks on really cool Java technologies, Cloud Development, Languages and Tools, Modeling or anything else you think the Eclipse community would be interested in. EclipseCon is being [...]

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Nov 13th, 2014

EMF Fuzz Testing

Many test cases for an application involve data defined by the data model. To achieve good test coverage it is customary to run the test cases for a variety of input data sets. This can be achieved by manually specifying input data. However, this is a complex task and it is easy to miss important [...]

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