Jordi is a Senior Technology Consultant at EclipseSource in Karlsruhe, Germany. He is a committer on the Eclipse RAP project and also lead developer of the Tabris iOS client. He is interested in anything to do with Java, modularity and mobile technologies.

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Mar 16th, 2015

Layouting in Tabris.js

One goal most app developers pursue is to create a sexy and silky-smooth UI with an interface that adapts to different screen sizes and device types. This goal has mostly been reserved for native developers on mobile platforms. With Tabris.js, you get to use all-native widgets but with much simpler code and without the need [...]

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Jun 2nd, 2014

Tabris 1.4 Preview: Pull to Refresh

We are working at full steam on the new features for Tabris 1.4 which we will release on June 26th. One of those features is Pull to Refresh. The mechanics of this feature are simple and have already become a standard for mobile users: Pull the user interface down to force the app to refresh its [...]

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Mar 11th, 2014

Tabris 1.3 is here! Open Sourcing Passe-Partout…

Today we are proud to unleash Tabris 1.3. Aside from many improvements under the hood and user experience enhancements for Android and iOS, some major features made it into this Tabris release. With this post we want to show you the highlights. Responsive Design with Passe-Partout Responsive Design is finally coming to the SWT world. And with [...]

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Mar 26th, 2014

SWT Best Practices: Changing Fonts

Here is a widespread way of creating a label with a bold font: Everything seems to be fine with this code. A Label is created with the default font “Arial”, the default size “12” and our desired style “BOLD”. So what’s the problem with this snippet? With the above code that creates a BOLD font, you [...]

Nov 28th, 2013

Optimizing Images for Mobile, Native and Web Apps

Nowadays applications are expected to provide a better look & feel than ever before. This trend is not limited to mobile apps – desktop and web applications need keep up as well. A common solution is the extended use of images and graphics. But all the shiny pixels can take up quite a bit of [...]

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Jun 17th, 2013

Is SWT Ready for the Years to Come?

Default and Retina closeup

With all of the current mobile and desktop operating systems we use all day, most users expect a great deal from an application user interface. People take things like animated transitions, gesture-based navigation, transparent controls and high resolution graphics, for granted. Yes, SWT recently added Touch– and Gesture Listeners. And yes, you can set alpha on [...]

Jan 31st, 2013

Top 10 EclipseSource Blog Posts of 2012

Here at EclipseSource we like top 10 blog posts. So here is our top 10 of 2012 – the posts most viewed or created the most buzz. 1. Top 10 Eclipse Juno Features Eclipse Juno has been released this year and it was the first simultaneous release built on Eclipse 4. In preparation of the [...]

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Jan 28th, 2013

Lean OSGi Launch Configurations with Jetty

Over the last years I have seen many OSGi project, and while I am pretty happy with most of them there is a tendency to oversized launch configurations. Keeping the launch configs lean is not easy because the automatic dependency resolver can not always pick the smallest set possible. And maybe even worse it is [...]

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Jan 21st, 2013

Effective Java Debugging with Eclipse

Learning to write code efficiently is only one step towards becoming a coding master. Another step is learning to debug. When it comes to legacy or 3rd party code you will need to debug in order to understand how the code behaves. In this post I will give you some basic tips on how to [...]