Author: Jochen Krause

Today, there is one major ingredient for successful technology marketing: Use the word "awesome" as often as you can. You can even do better by using "totally awesome". Or "insanely awesome" if you know what you are doing - ehm typing. The widespread use of awesome has been brought to mastership by the JavaScript community. Is this also the true reason that JavaScript has become so popular?...

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Github has announced a Series A round of venture funding today. They are taking 100 million USD from Andreessen Horowitz - and at least the first part of the name should be familiar to software developers. The announcement is a surprise as Github has always refrained from taking venture money. No surprise is their goal of making Github an essential infrastructure component for all software development....

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We are happy to announce the availability of the Tabris SDK as a free download. Tabris, formerly known as RAP mobile, is a platform for building mobile apps for iOS and Android. Tabris is based on Eclipse RAP and offers additional mobile clients built with native widgets. Combining native clients with server-side apps makes app development simple for Java developers without having to sacrifice platform specific...

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Although it started three years ago with the promise of almost infinite scalability and a big echo in the community, it has become quiet around the Google App Engine. Google trends reveals that search traffic is flat and the latest news listed is 2 years old. That does not indicate a lot of interest. Despite the App Engine team pushing out new releases and features...

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Industry experts have predicted that mobile computing is going to have a huge impact on the software industry. I agree. That’s why we asked ourselves if OSGi, RAP and Eclipse RT can help overcome some of the challenges in mobile app development. Some of the most common problems involved in mobile development include dealing with multi-platform, security and maturity of the available platforms. But does multi-platform...

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I am happy to announce that EclipseSource is finally entering the modeling world and would like to introduce Max and Jonas as our new team members in Munich. Both are well known in the modeling community for leading the Eclipse projects,  EMFStore and EMF Client Platform. With our expansion to Munich we can now better accommodate our customers in southeast Germany, Austria and Switzerland. But beyond...

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We recently had a workshop on redView with the developers of the project, probably many of you know ekke. We wanted to evaluate it and gain a better understanding if we could use it in the context of a project in the insurance space. redView looks pretty promising, and although personally I am not a big fan of modeling and code generation there might be a...

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The Eclipse Foundation organized an Open Source Strategy Summit in conjunction with EclipseCon, only open to member companies. The day was packed with interesting presentations on Open Source Business models, Licensing, Open Source case studies and an outstanding presentation by Forrester analyst Jeffrey Hammond. His presentation was on Open Source adoption and his research is very encouraging for the Eclipse community and our EclipseSource offerings....

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Apple has released a beta of the next major release of the Safari web browser. Beside having a couple of cool new features like a preview of your top sites on the start page and coverflow for bookmarks/history it introduces the new JavaScript engine "Nitro". Nitro makes a difference, it makes JavaScript apps much more responsive. A very brief benchmark showed the following results for the...

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