Author: Ivan Furnadjiev

Update 1: As of October 31, 2018 Firefox will postpone the change probably to its Firefox 65 release planned for January 29, 2019. Prepare for a significant change in how Firefox works with the Remote Application Platform (RAP) Eclipse RAP (Remote Application Platform) runs in all relevant web browsers, without any add-ons required. Only JavaScript needs to be enabled. The framework deals with browser’s specifics and quirks....

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The Eclipse Remote Application Platform (RAP) is a stable, feature complete framework, that allows you to develop modern web UIs for all relevant web browsers. The project has been around for more than 12 years, and with this blog post, we want to present the new features from RAP versions 3.3 to 3.6.For those who joined the RAP community recently, it is worth to mention...

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With the release of Eclipse Neon, we are proud to announce that RAP 3.1 is released and available for download. Incidentally, just yesterday RAP celebrated its 10th birthday since creation review! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our users, committers and contributors, without whom this technology would not be what it is.On to the highlights of this release. New service interface ClientFileLoader Custom widgets often require their...

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This is a quick look at the new features in RAP 3.1 M4, which has been available for download since last week. Transformation Support for Canvas The Canvas' GraphicsContext now implements the setTransform method:[raw]Transform transform = new Transform( display ); gc.setTransform( transform ); gc.setBackground( display.getSystemColor( SWT.COLOR_BLACK ) ); gc.fillRectangle( 0, 0, 100, 50 );transform.rotate( 10 ); gc.setTransform( transform ); gc.setBackground( display.getSystemColor( SWT.COLOR_RED ) ); gc.fillRectangle( 0, 0, 100, 50 );transform.rotate( 10 ); gc.setTransform( transform...

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Container Dependency Injection (CDI) allows us to inject one or more components (or services) into a dependent object. Usually it makes the code cleaner, as it separates the creation of the injected objects from the component's own behavior. Recently I've made a simple RAP standalone application to play together with CDI without problems. First, let's create our RAP entry point class:[raw] public class HelloWorld extends AbstractEntryPoint...

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The new RAP 3.0 milestone M5 is out and has been available for download since February 6, 2015. Together with several bug fixes, M5 introduces clipping support.Clipping allows you to constrain changes to a selected part of the canvas. Once you select a clipping region, all future drawing operations will be limited to it.The canvas above is filled with rectangles and clipped to a custom...

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The ability to upload files is key functionality for every Web application and, naturally RAP can upload files too. In the beginning ( RAP 1.2 ), this functionality was provided by a custom widget called Upload. This widget was based on an early version of the Qooxdoo UploadWidget contribution project.In RAP 1.4 the old Upload widget was deprecated and replaced by a new FileUpload RWT...

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In RAP 1.3, we added support for GC (Graphics Context) to the canvas widget. It allows you to draw simple shapes such as lines, squares, ovals or arcs, and fill them with solid colors or gradients.Most of the time, this will suffice your needs, but sometimes you may also want to draw more complex shapes such as quadratic or bezier curves. Luckily, RAP 2.1 is just around...

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For beginner developers is very important to have a fast start in a new technology. RAP Tools provide three PDE templates from its version 1.0, but all of them are based on the Eclipse workbench model and its extension points. Starting from RAP version 1.5, it's possible to create a lightweight OSGi applications using RAP’s widget toolkit. That's why we decided to replace two of...

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