Apr 20th, 2015

Collaborative Modeling with Papyrus, EMF Compare and EGit

The collaborative modeling initiative is a joint effort in providing a high-quality, open-source tool that supports efficient collaboration and teamwork on EMF-based and Papyrus UML models. To achieve this we will leverage model comparison as well as merge functionality based on EMF Compare and distributed model versioning support based on EGit. Important questions in this [...]

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Apr 7th, 2015

The Collaborative Modeling Initiative explained

Modeling is a great way to increase productivity by raising the level of abstraction and creating dedicated abstractions for specific cases. Models may serve several purposes, ranging from means for communication to acting as the single input for generating the entire executable system implementation. Therefore, as one might expect, modeling is very often a collaborative [...]

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Apr 7th, 2015

An Apache Cordova hook to auto bump iOS CFBundleVersion and Android versionCode

Bumping versions is a topic that should be fully automated from my point of view. Doing it manually guarantees errors for sure. I experienced it so many times as well . Recently we have published a build service for Tabris.js which utilizes Apache Cordova to build Tabris.js apps. We wanted to leave the versioning up to [...]

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Apr 2nd, 2015

Brand your Tabris.js app


Branding an app is essential! That’s why we wanted to make the branding of a Tabris.js app as easy as possible. As you might have read, since a few days we provide a free build service on tabrisjs.com that allows you to build your apps online. So, how do you add branding to your Tabris.js [...]

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Apr 1st, 2015

Your own JavaScript mobile app with Tabris.js in 10 minutes


One of the things we live at EclipseSource is efficiency. This is true for IDE usage, code and development lifecycles. This is why we made the Tabris.js development lifecycle as fast as possible with the Tabris.js 0.9.3 release. The mission for this release was that we wanted to enable you to: Build your own branded [...]

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Mar 31st, 2015

Top Committer Award for Eugen Neufeld

Eugen was honored with the Top Committed Award at EclipseCon North America. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Eugen for his great contributions over the years –  especially to EMF Forms and its parent project EMF Client Platform! Eugen recently became the father of a newborn child and therefore could not come [...]

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Mar 26th, 2015

Tabris.js Navigation Drawer


Tabris.js provides cross-platform access to native gestures and controls through Javascript. In recent articles we have explored images, swipe to dismiss, user input and even parallax scrolling. Today we will explore another native control, The Navigation Drawer. The Navigation Drawer is a control that can be accessed using a bezel swipe from the left, or tapping [...]

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Mar 24th, 2015

Tabris.js Examples – Parallax Scrolling


A modern mobile UI should be delightful to use with small details that make the app feel alive. One of such interaction models is parallax scrolling which moves UI planes independently from each other. In this blog post we will explore how such an effect can be implemented with Tabris.js. One of the keystones in [...]

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Mar 23rd, 2015

RCP Testing Tool – Tutorial updated

Almost two years ago, I have created a basic tutorial for the UI testing tool “Q7”. In 2014, Q7 has been released as an open source project and been renamed to “RCP Testing Tool” (RCPTT). RCPTT is focused on creating and running UI/System test for RCP/SWT applications. It is an alternative or addition to the [...]

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