Jan 29th, 2015

OpenSource Week in the Alps


Developing, enhancing and using open source frameworks is daily business for us. We create a lot of open source software as committers and contributors for projects at Eclipse.org (e.g. EMF Forms) and for other open source projects (e.g. qb). Our business is to make open source work for our customers. Although we spend a lot [...]

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Jan 23rd, 2015

Working with modules and libraries in Tabris.js


Tabris.js implements a module system as outlined by Common.js and supported by npm. Modules are a great way to organize your application code into isolated units. Unlike conventional scripts they keep the global namespace clean and are automatically loaded in the right order. Script modules The most common way to create a module is to [...]

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Jan 15th, 2015

Fast Development Roundtrip: Mobile Apps with Tabris.js

Developing mobile apps, especially when targeting multiple platforms, can be cumbersome and time-consuming. The time to compile and deploy an app to a mobile device really adds up. In this post we introduce you to a much faster development cycle using Tabris.js to write mobile apps. The experience is comparable to web development except there [...]

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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 https://www.eclipse.org/rap/downloads/. 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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