Author: Holger Staudacher

If you are using RAP [Remote Application Platform], we maybe share the same opinion about it. I think RAP is a damn cool technology. You can write your plain RCP code and just run it in a browser by switching your target and add some extensions. On the first look this is just like magic. But if you take a closer look at the underlying RAP...

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This year's Summer of Code application deadline has passed. I want to take the chance and introduce you to my planned project. I think the results will be a great benefit for the community. So, what does RAP/Equinox WAR products mean? When searching the RAP newsgroup for "WAR deployment" 210 threads appear. The reason for this is that many developers have problems deploying a RAP application....

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As you may read in previous blogs we have adressed the RAP styling. Therefore we presented you the "big blocks" in form of the new RAP designs. But there is still a difference between RAP and other cool RIA technologies i.e. like ExtJS, Flex or qooxdoo. When you take a look at the demos of these frameworks they all come along with cool styled widgets...

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We are currently working on a new theme for the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) 1.3 which will be released within the Helios release train. As you probably know we have released a RAP theme with the Galileo release. This theme was called "business" and portrayed a serious and refined look. The current theme I'm working on is nicknamed "fancy." It's a more modern and fresh style compared...

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A few months ago I introduced you to REST. Since then my Google Summer of Code project, REST abstraction for ECF, has been accepted and a lot of work has been done. Scott Lewis and I wanted to make the use of any REST services as simple as possible and whats simpler for a bundle developer than an OSGi service? First I want to give  you...

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… and yes, this is a workbench. As part of the Galileo release train, we will publish RAP version 1.2 and it has some cool new features. One of the bigger changes is the new look and feel. [caption id="attachment_1588" align="aligncenter" width="430" caption="RAP 1.2 default look and feel"][/caption] You can apply this design very easily without changing a single line of code! Just get the RAP 1.2...

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Once upon a time a guy named Roy Fielding made his disertation about a design aproach called REST. From this point REST is getting very popular. Many service provider using REST to offer developers access to their services i.e. Twitter, Facebook and so on. But what is this REST thing? It's a way to publish web services without any overloaded technology like SOAP for example. Every...

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If you want to make a custom look&feel for an RCP or RAP application you have no choice other than to write a new Presentation. But if you've already worked with the Presentation API, I would bet that you're not too happy with it. The only option the API gives you is to make StackPresentations, but what about other components like the ToolBar or MenuBar? There...

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We are currently working on a project to make a RAP application more "webbish" in a web2.0 manner. The video bellow shows you the current status. As you can see we made it possible to change layouts (StackPresentations) on the fly without reloading the application. Another nice feature is the personalized Action Toolbar. Like other Web2.0 Services, RAP is now personalizable by the user. Now...

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