Benjamin Muskalla

Nov 2nd, 2009

Eclipse RAP 1.3 M2 Released

The RAP team is proud to announce the second milestone for the Helios release. As Holger already mentioned in his blog post, part of the milestone is a new design option for RAP applications. You can either use it as is or customize it depending on your needs. Together with the new fancy design, there [...]

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Aug 20th, 2010

Picasso paints the web with RAP

Whenever I’m working on UI stuff, something always goes terribly wrong ;-) Sometimes it’s only a margin or padding, other times it a composite that crosses my path. I was pretty happy that Chris Aniszczyk and Simon Archer hacked together Picasso, which helps you to identify some of these layout issues. As you may know, [...]

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Aug 25th, 2009

Eclipse e4 on the web

With e4 0.9 out in the wild, we should think again about the goals e4 tries to provide. One of them was to reduce the gap between Desktop and Web – not only speaking of reusing widgets but also to enable the platform handle multi-user scenarios. While the core e4 team concentrated on eliminating bad smells like [...]

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Aug 20th, 2010

Integrating BIRT into RAP applications

Finally I had some time to write down some of my experiences with integrating the Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT) into a Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) application. I wrote it all down in a small tutorial that shows how you can integrate charts and reports seamlessly in your RAP application. Topics covered in the tutorial [...]

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Jul 3rd, 2014

Eclipse Galileo and RAP

As Galileo is out in the wild and we are all already working on Helios… I thought it would be handy to give a quick overview of the New and Noteworthy features the RAP team worked on for Galileo. Besides many, many bug fixes… we still found time to provide several new features. On top [...]

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May 28th, 2009

DemoCamp Walldorf retrospective

The show is over … With a crowd of almost 200 attendees, many cool demos and the right weather for beer and pretzels… this was not only one of the biggest DemoCamps ever, it also was a lot of fun! First I’d thank all the other speakers for their great contributions: Hervé Couturier (SAP AG): Welcome [...]

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May 6th, 2009

Stammtisch in FFM

As they already did in January – the compeople AG (the folks behind the Riena project) are organizing another Stammtisch on May, 27th. It will take place in their offices in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. As Ian already pointed out, “Germany seems to love their DemoCamp” – but that’s only partly true: We also love [...]

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Mar 13th, 2009

Tease the RAP committers!

Ok, it’s getting tough. Only 9 days left before EclipseCon officially starts. All contributors and committers around me are already swarming around to get the demos and presentations ready – besides fixing bugs for the upcoming M6 build. But why is everybody so excited about EclipseCon? I think the numerous talks are only one side [...]

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Aug 20th, 2010

Colorful charts with RAP and BIRT

“A picture is worth a thousand words” – a true story. The technology for impressive charts and reports already has a name in the mindset of Eclipse enthusiasts – it’s BIRT. But with the growing number of RAP applications in the wild, there is a big demand to integrate such technologies like BIRT into RAP [...]

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