Johannes Eickhold


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 [...]

Apr 30th, 2014

Tabris 1.4 Preview: Markup to Style Text


As we are working towards our next Tabris release 1.4 in June, we decided to post regular feature previews. This one is about the upcoming feature we call “markup support”. Markup support is available in RAP since version 1.5 milestone 6. Now we will get it into Tabris, too. Markup support is your tool of [...]

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Feb 22nd, 2013

Unit Testing RAP Applications

The latest release of RAP 2.0 is still hot. It also contains some improvements for unit testing as Ralf Sternberg mentioned in one of his blog posts that came along with RAP 2.0. The following post will get you up and running with the first JUnit test in your own RAP project. A user interface written [...]

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Jan 24th, 2013

Tabris 0.10.0 – New & Noteworthy


Happy New Year from the Tabris Team! We are having an exiting start into the new year with another release of Tabris, Tabris 0.10.0. The focus of the latest release is user experience. We added support for typical mobile interactions like swiping, back button navigation in trees, and improved visual touch feedback. Page Navigation with [...]

Dec 18th, 2012

Tabris 0.8.0 – New and Noteworthy


A few days before the start of EclipseCon Europe 2012, we are releasing version 0.8.0 of Tabris. If you have the chance to visit EclipseCon Europe, just ask us for a demo or visit our Tabris talk and workshop right away. Added support for camera and image picking After the video support in Tabris 0.7.0 [...]

Oct 17th, 2012

Serial Communication in Java with Raspberry Pi and RXTX

GtkTerm Raspberry Pi boot messages over UART

Serial communication is one of the ancient technologies in computing that is still relevant today. Its origins date back to the 1960′s when serial communication was used between teletypewriters and modems. Today, serial interfaces can be found inside myriads of embedded systems where they transfer data between different components. A serial interface is also a [...]

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Oct 10th, 2012

Tabris goes to EclipseCon Europe


This year Tabris will be at EclipseCon Europe. Tabris is the mobile cross platform solution that connects the benefits of RAP based web applications with the native power and intuitivity of touch based mobile devices. At EclipseCon Europe you will have the chance not only to get the big picture about the connection between the [...]

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Sep 5th, 2012

The C64 of Modern Times

Raspberry Pi Logo

The Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized PC, is drawing a lot of attention – and justifiably so. It is cheap. Very cheap. From its main distributors it is available for around £32. This makes the device so cheap that it is useful in a great variety of use cases. Originally intended as an educational platform, [...]

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Aug 24th, 2012

Lessons learned when using Android’s MediaPlayer and VideoView

The other day I wanted to add video playback support to Tabris. “Ha!” I thought, “Piece of cake.” My fallback strategy was the normally well documented Android API and, as a last resort, Stackoverflow with the answer to almost any question you can think of. As it turned out, none of these assumptions were correct. [...]

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