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.