Aug 22nd, 2014

It’s the small things in life…

RAP TabItem Badges

… like tiny red circles with numbers on them. RAP 3.0M1 (to be published this Friday) consists mainly of internal changes, like getting rid of old API and IE8 support. However, we did have time to add this nifty little feature for the TabItem widget. Called “badges”, these small icons let the user know that [...]

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Jul 21st, 2014

(Yet) Another Charting Widget for RAP

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Maybe you’re familiar with Ralf Sternberg’s d3 widget for RAP (it’s part of the RAP Examples Demo). Like the name implies, it’s a charting widget based on the d3 library, which uses SVG to render its elements. I was interested in doing the same with the other popular method used to draw freely in a [...]

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Jul 11th, 2014

Migrating Eclipse 4 Applications from Kepler to Luna

The Eclipse 4.4 release, called “Luna”, was released on 26 June 2014. Since I participated in the migration of a couple of Eclipse 4 applications to the new release, I want to share my findings and also get feedback if other users found some things I didn’t come across yet. This post is focused on [...]

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Jul 4th, 2014

Do you know the SWT templates in Eclipse?

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Often when I use SWT templates in a presentation, some people look amazed, so I thought it’s worth sharing. If you write SWT code and don’t know these templates yet, you may be wasting time typing the same code over and over again. Whenever you write an SWT snippet, you start with a Display, a [...]

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Jun 30th, 2014

Happy 10th Birthday Yoxos

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On Saturday June 28th Yoxos celebrated a pretty big anniversary, Yoxos turned 10! Yoxos is the original Eclipse ‘distribution’, born with Eclipse 3.0 in 2004. Yoxos originally brought a variety of Eclipse plugins together and shipped them on a single CD. Below is the first Yoxos print ad, which appeared in November 2004. An early ISO [...]

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Jun 26th, 2014

Tabris 1.4 is here!

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On March 10th we released Tabris 1.3 and it was a huge success. After 3 months of hard work we are ready to ship Tabris 1.4 today. The 1.4 release marks our biggest release so far. We have plenty of new features and several improvements. With this post we want to show you the highlights. UI Tracking [...]

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Jun 25th, 2014

Eclipse RAP 2.3 is here!

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Yes, the rumors are true, you can finally download RAP 2.3.0 from our website, from Maven Central, or conveniently bundled with the Eclipse 4.4 IDE as “Eclipse for RCP and RAP Developers”. Highlights include file-upload by Drag & Drop, the DropDown widget (migrated from the Incubator), improved Row Templates, support for root-path (“/” URL) entry [...]

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Jun 25th, 2014

Java 8 Support, Top Eclipse Luna Feature

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Eclipse Luna release day is here! As predictable as the sun rising in the east, Eclipse has shipped yet another quality release on-time. Over the past ten days I’ve been counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Luna Features that I’m most excited about. Number 1 should be no surprise to the Java developers out there. [...]

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Jun 25th, 2014

Top 10 Eclipse Luna Features

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Eclipse Luna is here! 10 years after the first Eclipse annual summer release shipped, the Eclipse team is still shipping quality software on-time and on-budget. Eclipse Luna contains 76 different Eclipse projects and over 10 million lines of new code was contributed this year. You can download it from Eclipse.org or from our high speed [...]

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