Author: Holger Staudacher

In my last blog post I introduced the idea of using OSGi services for single sourcing a RAP/RCP application. I think this approach is quite elegant, but it has one major drawback. When you use normal OSGi services in your application you will mix your application code with the OSGi Framework code everytime you reference or register a service. Not only does this look ugly,...

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Probably one of RAP’s best known features is its single-sourcing capabilities. Some time ago we created a guide on Single-Sourcing RCP and RAP applications. The guide recommended a technique where a facade and fragments were used to invoke the RCP or RAP implementation during runtime. With this post I want to show you how to achieve the same the OSGi way. For single-sourcing a RAP or...

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I guess a lot of people would agree that github is the current kick-ass platform for developing software. Many platforms showed up fast and with the same speed they disappeared. Github is different. It's also genuinely innovative. For several months I use github to share small projects (widgets, tools, small plug-ins). When I write a blog about something new I always link the associated github...

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A few weeks ago I showed you how easy it is to integrate jQuery into RAP using the browser widget. I’d like to show you another example of what can be integrated. Last time I created a carousel widget; this time the demo is something smaller but still really cool. Yesterday I came across a github repository by Ryan McGeary. He has created a very clever...

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If you use Eclipse to develop OSGi based applications you may use the OSGi Launcher provided by the PDE Tooling. It's cool tooling because it gives you full control over the OSGi instance to be launched.  You can choose the OSGi framework (e.g. Equinox or Felix), select the bundles to install and much more. But this launcher has one drawback that hurts every time I run...

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If this is not the first post by me that you’re reading, you may know that I try to blog regularly. Previously, I had 2 or 3 private blogs which, you also might know, were not that successful ;). Since I started at EclipseSource, I publish on our company blog. Anyway, I started my first blog 5 years ago and used some horrible, long forgotten...

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Over the last few days I've read many blogs from folks who are speaking at EclipseCon next week in Santa Clara. Everytime I find it really interesting to hear about the ideas behind the talks. So, with this post I want to show you what you can expect from the EclipseSource folks at EclipseCon. First we'll have a chance to meet every morning. EclipseSource is the...

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A few weeks ago Google announced their WindowBuilder contribution to the Eclipse Foundation. The WindowBuilder was originally created by Instantiations and moved to Google after they swallowed Instantiations back in 2010. Anyway, the WindowBuilder is a first class visual editor for creating UIs and will be maintained by Google. It contains an Editor for three UI toolkits: GWT, Swing and SWT. And the coolest thing...

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