Jun 26th, 2014

Eclipse RAP 2.3 is here!

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Yes, the rumors are true, you can finally download RAP 2.3.0 from our website, from Maven Central, or conveniently bundled with the Eclipse 4.4 IDE as “Eclipse for RCP and RAP Developers”. Highlights include file-upload by Drag & Drop, the DropDown widget (migrated from the Incubator), improved Row Templates, support for root-path (“/” URL) entry [...]

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Jun 25th, 2014

Java 8 Support, Top Eclipse Luna Feature

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Eclipse Luna release day is here! As predictable as the sun rising in the east, Eclipse has shipped yet another quality release on-time. Over the past ten days I’ve been counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Luna Features that I’m most excited about. Number 1 should be no surprise to the Java developers out there. [...]

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Jun 25th, 2014

Top 10 Eclipse Luna Features

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Eclipse Luna is here! 10 years after the first Eclipse annual summer release shipped, the Eclipse team is still shipping quality software on-time and on-budget. Eclipse Luna contains 76 different Eclipse projects and over 10 million lines of new code was contributed this year. You can download it from Eclipse.org or from our high speed [...]

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Jun 24th, 2014

Split Editors, Top Eclipse Luna Feature #2

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Eclipse Luna ships tomorrow and that means we’ve made it to number 2 on the Eclipse Luna Top 10 Features That I’m Excited About. Number 2 is a feature enhancement that was first requested in 2002. Over 200 people voted for this enhancement and 181 comments have been posted on Bugzilla! The bug even celebrated a 10 [...]

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Jun 23rd, 2014

Git Improvements, Top Eclipse Feature Luna #3

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Eclipse release week is here and Eclipse Luna will be available on Wednesday June 25th. Eclipse release week also means that we are into the Top 3 Eclipse Features on my traditional Eclipse Top 10 List. Number 3 on my list is from the Eclipse Git (EGit / JGit) project. EGit and JGit are arguably [...]

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Jun 20th, 2014

SnipMatch, Top Eclipse Luna Feature #4

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Code Recommenders is one of the most exciting and innovative plug-ins available for Eclipse. With standard content-assist, Eclipse will show you all the method calls, variables uses, template options, etc… for the current context. Most of these options are irrelevant, and if you’re learning a new API, all these options can be confusing. Furthermore, listing the [...]

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Jun 20th, 2014

Tabris 1.4 Preview: Spinning ProgressBar on Android

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The days until the upcoming Tabris 1.4 release are numbered and we have another nice addition to share with you. A ProgressBar can be configured to be indeterminate, which puts it in a never-ending activity mode. On iOS, indeterminate progress is always shown with a spinning indicator. The Android client uses a bar-like visualization for [...]

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Jun 20th, 2014

Even fancier RAP Tables with Templates & native CSS

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In RAP 2.2 we introduced the Row Templates feature, which allows you to layout the cells of table rows in different ways than just in columns. In RAP 2.3 we improve on this a bit by allowing not just absolute (pixel) but also percentage values for positioning. However, another cool feature that isn’t documented (because [...]

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Jun 20th, 2014

Dark Theme, Top Eclipse Luna Feature #5

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When Eclipse 3.0 shipped in 2004 it brought a new look to the workbench. Now, 10 years later, an entirely new Dark Theme is launching. Eclipse Luna will ship in less than a week and to help mark the occasion, I’m counting down the Top 10 Eclipse Luna features that I’m really excited about. Number 5 on [...]

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