Author: Benjamin Muskalla

Whenever I'm working on UI stuff, something always goes terribly wrong ;-) Sometimes it's only a margin or padding, other times it a composite that crosses my path. I was pretty happy that Chris Aniszczyk and Simon Archer hacked together Picasso, which helps you to identify some of these layout issues. As you may know, most of the time I work on the Rich Ajax...

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With e4 0.9 out in the wild, we should think again about the goals e4 tries to provide. One of them was to reduce the gap between Desktop and Web - not only speaking of reusing widgets but also to enable the platform handle multi-user scenarios. While the core e4 team concentrated on eliminating bad smells like singletons, the RAP team worked on better support for single...

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Finally I had some time to write down some of my experiences with integrating the Business Intelligence Reporting Tools (BIRT) into a Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) application. I wrote it all down in a small tutorial that shows how you can integrate charts and reports seamlessly in your RAP application. Topics covered in the tutorial include how to setup the environment to let BIRT and...

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As they already did in January - the compeople AG (the folks behind the Riena project) are organizing another Stammtisch on May, 27th. It will take place in their offices in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. As Ian already pointed out, "Germany seems to love their DemoCamp" - but that's only partly true: We also love our Stammtisch :-) Ralph will start the official part of the...

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Ok, it's getting tough. Only 9 days left before EclipseCon officially starts. All contributors and committers around me are already swarming around to get the demos and presentations ready - besides fixing bugs for the upcoming M6 build. But why is everybody so excited about EclipseCon? I think the numerous talks are only one side of the coin. Personally the way more interesting part is...

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