Posts tagged with "rap"

Nov 12th, 2015

How RAP Inspired a New Generation of Mobile Apps

Eclipse RAP is well-known for enabling the migration of complex RCP applications to the web, and providing a sustainable single sourcing paradigm. It’s been delivering on these promises for the past decade. 4 years ago we decided to also cater mobile platforms. We came to the conclusion that only native widgets can deliver excellent usability and created a new [...]

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Oct 29th, 2015

iCTeam RAP Migration – Case Study from BOSCH


  This post is an example of how a complex RCP application can be easily adapted for the web by single sourcing it with RAP. Bosch India has single-sourced its desktop product iCTeam with RAP in order to provide end customers with easy web access and a consistent experience across desktop and web. As a [...]

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Oct 13th, 2015

RAP 3.1 Supports Right-to-Left Orientation

Tree RTL

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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Jun 25th, 2015

RAP 3.0 Boosts Performance

Response Times

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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Jun 24th, 2015

RAP 3.0 Released


It’s good to be back. After using half-year release cycles for the RAP 2.x versions, taking a full year for RAP 3.0 felt eerily long. On the other hand I think it was exactly the time we needed to create a release that we can be proud of. While there was some debate the last [...]

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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Apr 15th, 2015

How to use Container Dependency Injection in a RAP application

Container Dependency Injection (CDI) allows us to inject one or more components (or services) into a dependent object. Usually it makes the code cleaner, as it separates the creation of the injected objects from the component’s own behavior. Recently I’ve made a simple RAP standalone application to play together with CDI without problems. First, let’s [...]

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Mar 19th, 2015

Nebula Grid and FileDialog are now part of RAP


If there is a theme for RAP 3.0, it is to bring the current incarnation of the framework to its fullest potential. On the one hand this meant cleaning up API and code and raising the minimum requirements to take advantage of current HTML5/CSS3 features. For example this allowed us to add clipping support, modern [...]

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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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