Mar 9th, 2015

EclipseSource at EclipseCon 2015

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The EclipseSource team has landed in San Francisco and many of us are hard at work finalizing our presentations. It looks like a busy week as we are giving 5 talks, 3 tutorials and organizing the Modeling Symposium, but don’t worry, we’ve already found a few seats in Knuckles to call home for the next few days. [...]

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Mar 8th, 2015

Meet EMF Forms at EclipseCon

EclipseCon is just around the corner, starting on Monday with the tutorials. EMF Forms will be presented at different events during the conference. If you would like to know when and where, read on: On Monday, we will present the EMF Tutorial which also briefly introduces EMF Forms: Harbour A – March 9 – 13:00 to 16:00 [...]

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Mar 6th, 2015

File access during test execution in OSGi projects

Unit tests should be small in scope and fast in execution. Shooting for tests like these during development, I am getting reliable and ready-to-use code units fairly quickly. Once I have such a unit of code I integrate it into my system, and when my code unit meets the real world for the first time, it often fails. And I get a ton of [...]

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Mar 5th, 2015

Tabris.js 0.9.2 is here

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Tabris.js is a new framework for developing mobile apps in JavaScript. For a general introduction, check out this post: Native Mobile Apps in JavaScript with Tabris.js. Tabris.js 0.9.2 is out now. Time to get the new npm module and the Tabris.js Cordova platforms. Make sure you are also using the latest version of the Tabris.js [...]

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Mar 5th, 2015

EMF Forms Developer Tooling: View Model Migration

EMF Forms makes it really simple to create forms in order to edit your data, based on an EMF model. To get started with EMF Forms please refer to our tutorial. We have recently released EMF Forms 1.5.0, which will also ship with the Eclipse Luna SR2 Modeling Tools. In this blog post, we describe [...]

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Mar 5th, 2015

Realm.io – A New Generation Of Mobile Storage

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Often times mobile apps are used to display content. We want our apps to start up fast and bring us to the content as soon as possible. Therefore we store data locally for fast retrieval and offline caching. Popular solutions for such a local store is SQLite on Android or Core Data (SQLite) on iOS. Lately a [...]

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Mar 4th, 2015

OSGi Tutorial @ EclipseCon North America 2015

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What do we talk about when we are in the kitchen? About OSGi, of course. Many of us at EclipseSource are using OSGi as base-technology in different projects since a long time, some of us in really old projects. From time to time we were enviously glancing at the new possibilities that came with recent [...]

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Mar 4th, 2015

Unit Testing in RAP 3.0

When you test components of a RAP application, you have to simulate the environment that RAP UI code normally runs in. Thanks to a new API, this becomes easier in RAP 3.0. In an earlier post, my colleague Johannes explained how to write unit tests for RAP 2.x. This approach required more boilerplate code to [...]

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Mar 4th, 2015

Tabris.js Examples – Local Storage

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Welcome to the third episode of the “Tabris.js Examples” blog post series. In each post we provide some background on one of the coding examples shipped with Tabris.js, our new framework for developing native mobile apps in JavaScript. After we explained a couple of UI elements in the last issue, now let’s take a look [...]

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