Author: Elias Volanakis

At EclipseSource and Eclipse we love git, as you can tell by the 582 public repositories on Eclipse's github page. Once you are familiar with the basics (if not, try this 15 minute tutorial or watch Linus Torvalds explain git) and have been using git for a little while, you may have questions such as: What are some guidelines for organizing large projects into multiple repositories? What are...

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This post describes an easy – but little known way – to use native libraries (.dlls) with Eclipse RCP. In my current work, I'm shipping an RCP application that interacts directly with hardware connected to the user's machine. These interactions are done through drivers, written in C, that are available in binary form as shared libraries. The use of shared libraries introduces a few problems: In order to load...

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Recently, I was asked how to create a web application that allows the user to draw on images: We have an application to deliver training content to medical professionals. An important issue for us is user-interaction with images. E.g. displaying images and allowing users to draw on them. The example below shows how to draw on a static image using our Eclipse RAP framework. It works as follows: Create...

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Big thanks to all  runners who keep showing up for the EclipseCon run each morning. Particularly the brave bunch running in the rain today! Join us tomorrow at 7am in the Hyatt Lobby (rain or shine) for the last run of the conference. We will also having a little contest with the chance to win Eclipse.org goodies: (thank you!) two black Eclipse.org long-sleeve shirts two women's Eclipse.org polo shirts Eclipse.org...

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38 days left until EclipseCon -- Sure, you've registered, booked the flight and hotel, checked your passport. Next: pack your running shoes! Continuing the annual tradition started by Darin, we are organizing another edition of the EclipseCon Exercise:  an easy 3-mile run, starting in the Hyatt Lobby at 7:00 am each morning, Monday to Thursday. The trail is flat and paved and follows the stream / bike...

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Thanks to everybody who attended or presented at the Portland Eclipse DemoCamp last Monday. This time the theme was "Eclipse for mobile developers". We had about 50 attending, which is a strong uptick from past events. Below some pictures and slides from the event: 1. Michael Galpin (@michaelg) from eBay opened the night with a presentation on 'Android Development with Eclipse'. He introduced the Android platform and demoed...

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