Author: Jordi Böhme López

I've met many programmers over the years who had just started using Eclipse or already had "some experience" -- but they used Eclipse just as a text editor or handled it in a very cumbersome way. The main problem was that they hadn't yet learned about Eclipse's capabilities and how to leverage its powerful features. So, I thought I would write about my top 10 recommendations...

Read More

If you need to get a matching UIFont object from a CSS definition like "font-family: Arial; font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold;" you have no way to do it with the API that iOS provides for three reasons. First, there is a non-API method on UIFont called +(UIFont*)fontWithMarkupDescription:(NSString*)markupDescription; that could do the conversion/lookup most of the time. Using it will get your App rejected by Apple. Second,  the only...

Read More

The release of the RAP protocol is an important milestone. The protocol enables native mobile client Apps (in addition to the existing browser client) to connect to the RAP server. In other words, the data is now sent over the network by using JSON instead of proprietary JavaScript. One thing we noticed, was that the server responses were not compressed anymore by the server. On company...

Read More

A few months ago my colleague, Ralf Sternberg, wrote an article on "how to access a huge dataset with the web browser".  Now, if it's possible to access very large datasets with a browser, wouldn't it be really cool to access it in the same way with mobile devices? As you may have heard, we launched Tabris (previously RAP Mobile) two days ago. And, we did...

Read More

I just recieved my EclipseCon 2009 Registration confirmation. Here are my talks that were accepted: My workbench on your desktop? The Yoxos OnDemand free download configurator. Down with WAR. Server-side deployment with p2 EPP Wizard - The Future for Custom Eclipse Downloads I'm looking forward to meet you all there at the conference. Don't forget to vote for the committer shirt contest, book your Hotel and bring your power outlet adapters...

Read More