Posts tagged with "protocol"

Jun 21st, 2012

Turbocharged RAP

The release of the RAP protocol is an important milestone. The protocol enables native mobile client Apps (in addition to the existing browser client) to connect to the RAP server. In other words, the data is now sent over the network by using JSON instead of proprietary JavaScript. One thing we noticed, was that the [...]

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Dec 16th, 2011

Eclipse Juno M4: RAP speaks JSON

RAP Session in Firebug (JSON)

In the RAP framework, the widgets in a website are remotely controlled by the web server. The server does this by sending messages to the client in response to Ajax requests. Until now, those messages used to contain proprietary JavaScript that has been evaluated by the browser. Apart from the drawbacks of using eval to [...]

Jun 11th, 2010

Writing iPad/iPhone/iPod applications with Java and SWT?

The prototype described in this blog became real. Take a look at for more infromation. Over the last couple of days, Jordi and I played a little with the Eclipse RAP protocol. We decided to develop a Cocoa Touch client for RAP using the iAd JavaScript library. You can see how it looks in [...]

Jun 2nd, 2010

RAP protocol: first prototype


Based on your feedback on my last blog posts, I’ve implemented a first prototype of the RAP protocol. Here’s an update on the current state. Several functions are now implemented e.g. server side message creation, client side message processing, client side message creation and server side message processing. The cool thing about all this stuff [...]

May 12th, 2010

RAP protocol: JSON Schema

In my last blog I talked about the messaging format which will be used for the RAP protocol messages. I told you that we plan to use JSON as the message format. So, the thing is that the blog ended in a little discussion about what are the benefits of using JSON instead of XML. [...]

May 10th, 2010

RAP protocol: JSON messages

In a previous blog I talked about the functionality that a RAP protocol message should provide. I also introduced you to the requirements of a message. A message should take care about the following tasks: Construction, Destruction, Synchronization, Eventlistener, Events, Methods and Scripting (look at this blog for more details). Additional a message should provide [...]

May 3rd, 2010

RAP protocol: all about messages


Last week I introduced you to the idea of a RAP protocol (bug 311355). This week I want to provide you with further information about how such a protocol can work. First of all we need to take a closer look on the current situation. RAP is divided into two parts. On the server side runs [...]

Apr 28th, 2010

RAP protocol: On the way to RAP 2.0


If you are using the Rich Ajax Platform we maybe share the same opinion about it. I think RAP is a damn cool technology. You can write your plain RCP code and just run it in a browser by switching your target and add some extensions. On the first look this is just like magic. But [...]