This post explains how to track changes in the lifecycle state of OSGi bundles, using two different techniques: an OSGi BundleListener and an Eclipse BundleWatcher.
I presented our work on Tabris at ”Eclipse Day @ Google” earlier this week. With Tabris you use Java to create native mobile applications for iOS and Android. My slides below provide a quick introduction: Follow this link for detailed information on Tabris. Thank you Eclipse Foundation and Google for organizing this event for the fourth year now!
Recently, I developed a "user account" system for a customer's Eclipse RAP application. Here are a few do's and don'ts, which I learned in the process.
This post describes an easy – but little known way – to use native libraries (.dlls) with Eclipse RCP. In my current work, I’m shipping an RCP application that interacts directly with hardware connected to the user’s machine. These interactions are done through drivers, written in C, that are available in binary form as shared libraries. [...]
If you write a ‘pure’ SWT application on the Mac (i.e. just SWT — no RCP/workbench), you will notice that the OS-X application menu is not properly configured. It just displays ‘SWT‘ instead of the application name. Furthermore, the ‘About SWT‘ and ‘Preferences…‘ menu entries have no effect. The remainder of this blog explains how [...]
Recently, I was asked how to create a web application that allows the user to draw on images: We have an application to deliver training content to medical professionals. An important issue for us is user-interaction with images. E.g. displaying images and allowing users to draw on them. The example below shows how to draw [...]
Big thanks to all runners who keep showing up for the EclipseCon run each morning. Particularly the brave bunch running in the rain today! Join us tomorrow at 7am in the Hyatt Lobby (rain or shine) for the last run of the conference. We will also having a little contest with the chance to win [...]
38 days left until EclipseCon — Sure, you’ve registered, booked the flight and hotel, checked your passport. Next: pack your running shoes! Continuing the annual tradition started by Darin, we are organizing another edition of the EclipseCon Exercise: an easy 3-mile run, starting in the Hyatt Lobby at 7:00 am each morning, Monday to Thursday. The [...]
Thanks to everybody who attended or presented at the Portland Eclipse DemoCamp last Monday. This time the theme was “Eclipse for mobile developers”. We had about 50 attending, which is a strong uptick from past events. Below some pictures and slides from the event: 1. Michael Galpin (@michaelg) from eBay opened the night with a [...]