Author: Jochen Krause

It is always great to see the adoption of your open source project at large enterprises. It is even better when you receive positive feedback from those organizations. Without a doubt, it is best when those enterprises talk publicly about their positive experience. EclipseCon Europe 2013 was the venue where Stefan Milchram of AMOS (Allianz Managed Operations and Services) reported about their use of single sourcing...

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Using visualization to extract knowledge from data is one proven approach for dealing with large amounts of data. Today I would like to introduce you to D3, an intriguing JavaScript library for visualization. From the D3 introduction: D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. For example, you can use D3 to generate...

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I have to admit that I am a little bit frustrated with Firefox OS, so here comes my RANT. I am not complaining that the system is at a very early stage with lots of issues, this has to be expected. I am complaining that the project is making it really hard to find out what's going on. [caption id="attachment_15903" align="alignright" width="120"] Firefox Peak - First...

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On April 23rd, the Firefox OS developer preview phones became available in Europe - and were sold out in a few hours. The demand was so overwhelming that the supplier geeksphone had to shut down their online shop completely for a week. Now they are back online and have been busy delivering the phones - our's arrived on Friday. I will share my experience with the...

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Creating and sharing presentations using most of the tools available today is a pain. I think this is mainly due to the fact that they mix content and design in one document and often do a poor job in keeping these concerns apart when the user is editing. When I used Keynote for the first time I was really impressed, but over time I found...

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RAP is approaching its second major release in its 6 year history, and major releases should be accompanied by major new functionality - at least this is our take on versioning. With RAP 2.0 we are changing the project name from Rich Ajax Platform to Remote Application Platform (RAP as a short name remains the same), so there is something really significant happening. RAP has always...

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Last week we published a tool for giving developers hints on which mobile platforms might best suite their requirements with respect to platforms, skill and more parameters. Mobile Select-O-Matic does also provide interesting insights on the requirements that developers impose on mobile platforms / frameworks. The results are not representative for the entire developer community because the Eclipse community is strongly Java biased, but the size...

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Over the past year we have been actively researching the landscape of mobile development solutions for business. There is a vast amount of different approaches with different strength and weaknesses. To find "the right" solution you need to consider a rather complex decision tree. As developers hate repeating themselves we decided to make my findings available to the broader community. So here it comes: Mobile...

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Current and future viability of Eclipse No, this is not another farewell. We have had too many of them over the last few years. Following the recent discussion [1][2][3] about Eclipse Juno one can get the impression that Eclipse is going to be "demolished" anytime soon to make space for a new hyperspace bypass. Reality is, there is no new hyperspace bypass. Not even a plan...

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Last month I was researching options for writing multi-platform mobile apps in Java. Beside our own framework Tabris the Google Web Toolkit is an obvious option. When I started to dig a little deeper I stumbled upon Google's announcement at Google IO 2012 to go from "gatekeeper to peer" regarding the development of GWT. It was not really a formal announcement, rather it had been...

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