Article: Web 2.0 the Eclipse Way

Article: Web 2.0 the Eclipse Way

Interested in the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) but somehow missing the courage to take the first steps? This “Introduction to RAP” by Chris Aniszczyk and Benjamin Muskalla will give you a head start.

The article is the first of a two-part series and covers the following topics:

  • Downloading and Installing RAP
  • Launching a RAP application
  • Differences of RAP to GWT
  • A side-by-side comparison of the RAP Hello World / Mail examples with the sources of their RCP counterparts

The article includes a .zip archive with three sample RAP projects. The forthcoming second part will cover some more advanced topics like theming, branding and custom widgets.

To article – Part 1

To article – Part 2