Ralf Sternberg

Ralf is committer and project lead of the Eclipse RAP project. At EclipseSource, he is responsible for the development of the RAP core library and helps customers to use the platform effectively.

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May 15th, 2017

Tabris.js 2.0 RC1 is here

There have been many notable changes to the Tabris.js codebase since Beta 2, and today we are happy to present the first release candidate of Tabris.js 2. In the last six weeks, we’ve been focused on finalizing the API for Tabris.js 2.0. But we also deliver some nifty new features, a performance improvement, and a [...]

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Aug 9th, 2016

Use modern JavaScript in your Tabris.js App

The latest version of JavaScript (ES2015, or commonly called ES6) is packed with modern features, including classes, lambda expressions (“arrow functions”), block scoping, template strings, and much more. Using a transpiler like Babel, you can use these features in your Tabris.js app today. Quick Start The fastest way to a working ES6 project setup is [...]

Mar 3rd, 2016

New in the RAP Incubator: Charts with d3 and nvd3

Some time ago we’ve created a draft for a Chart widget for RAP, based on the famous D3.js. Together with one of our partners, we decided to carry this work forward and make it available in the RAP Incubator. D3 is a very flexible framework to turn data into dynamic charts. Looking at their examples, [...]

Mar 3rd, 2016

Nebula Rich Text Editor in RAP

When you need rich text editing in a RAP application, things are getting easier. You may know that there is a RichText component in the RAP Incubator. It’s around for a long time and we found it’s time for this component to graduate. Interestingly, the Nebula project also provides a RichText editor for SWT, that [...]

Nov 19th, 2015

RAP 3.1 Supports Right-to-Left Orientation

Some languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew, are written from right to left. The different reading direction not only affects texts, but most UI elements. Preparing software for use in those languages obviously requires a lot more work than just translating texts. We’re currently adding right-to-left (a.k.a. “RTL”) support in RAP. For example, if you check [...]

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Aug 9th, 2016

Write Tabris.js Apps in TypeScript

The dynamic typing in JavaScript allows for more flexibility, but it comes at the price of weaker tool support. Explicit type definitions in your code can support editors to provide more exact suggestions as you type … … and to discover problems earlier … TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that adds type information to [...]

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Sep 2nd, 2015

Patching Mobile Apps in Tabris.js

Imagine you’ve just published a new version of your app when you discover a critical bug that will render the app unusable for half of your user base. The fix may be simple, but rolling out another version takes some time for app store review and users to install the update. With Tabris.js, you can [...]

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Jun 25th, 2015

RAP 3.0 Boosts Performance

This week, the third major version of RAP, the Eclipse Remote Application Platform, has been released. As a major release, RAP 3.0 cleaned up deprecated API, allowing us to change and to optimize internals. I’m happy to report that we achieved a significant performance boost compared to 2.3. Before I go into details, let’s look [...]

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May 8th, 2015

Towards Eclipse RAP 3.0: Getting ready for 2015

Today, the RAP project delivers the final milestone build on the way to RAP 3.0. With this new major release, we clean up deprecated API, include some new components, optimize performance and modernize the framework to make it ready for 2015. With the new support for re-parenting, RAP can now better support the E4 workbench [...]

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