Author: Holger Staudacher

Today's a great day. The Eclipse Foundation accepted the proposal for the RTP Project. RTP stands for Runtime Packaging.  And here's what it's all about. Marcus Baker wrote an article called "Install Me", which was published in the book "97 things a programmer should know". On two pages he shows the reader exactly how important the first minutes are when a new user tries to get...

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A few weeks ago, my colleague Ralf Sternberg, announced that RAP supports a JQuery integration. What we still needed to do was to create an example that shows how to integrate some JQuery stuff into RAP. Yesterday I took a little time to work on it. I used the JQueryUI Carousel widget as a base. Two hours later the integration and a book store example...

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A few weeks ago the news in Germany was that the average lifespan of German citizens has reached its highest level ever (Statistisches Bundesamt Deutschland).  This was good news but I was also surprised to hear that women still live longer than men. I can imagine a lot of contributing factors but maybe that's a long discussion better done over beers. One thing that I've observed,...

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Since Friday, 1st October 2010 RAP 1.4 M2 is out. In this milestone we introduced some really great improvements. The first is that we gave RAP a facelift - that is, you'll find a much cooler out-of-the-box look and feel.  Building on  the designs we created for RAP 1.3, RAP 1.4 comes with a more modern default look and feel.  You can still activate the...

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Last week Wim Jongman bloged about the Nebula Oscilloscope widget. It's just an awesome widget for monitoring activity. See Wim's post to form an opinion yourself. So, for me as a RAP developer, the first question I always ask myself when seeing such a cool thing is: "Will it run on RAP?". I followed the steps Wim described to get the Oscilloscope running, changed the target...

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After the Helios Release, we are one step closer to Indigo. RAP 1.4 M1 is now available. From the new features, here are my personal top three: We have a new implementation of the SWT Tree widget which is faster, more flexible, and provides many new features. In order to support new application servers that already ship with Servlet API (javax.servlet.*) 3.0, RAP is now able to leverage the...

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