Author: Ralf Sternberg

Today, we’re proud and happy to announce the release of Tabris.js 2.0. This release makes Tabris.js even simpler to use, yet more flexible and powerful than ever, all while adding support for a completely new mobile platform. The Highlights Tabris.js 2.0 is the result of the feedback we received and the lessons we've learned while building Tabris.js apps. Here are the features we're most excited about: We replaced...

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The Tabris.js 2.0 release is now less than a week away (July 18). During the last preparations, we're counting down the 10 new features in 2.0 that we're most exited about. Number 3 is a brand new file system API. Sometimes you need to store binary files on the device's file system. There are Cordova plug-ins for file system access, but they're based on Blob and...

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Tabris.js 2.0 is just two weeks away, and the development team is taking this ramp down time to reflect on the release and highlight the features we're really excited about. A new major release gave us the opporuntity to update the API. We have been designing APIs for Widget Toolkits for over 10 years, and in that time we've learned a lot. In Tabris 2.0, we've modernized...

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There have been many notable changes to the Tabris.js codebase since Beta 2, and today we are happy to present the first release candidate of Tabris.js 2. In the last six weeks, we've been focused on finalizing the API for Tabris.js 2.0. But we also deliver some nifty new features, a performance improvement, and a useful addition to the developer console. New CollectionView and Picker API The...

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The latest version of JavaScript (ES2015, or commonly called ES6) is packed with modern features, including classes, lambda expressions (“arrow functions”), block scoping, template strings, and much more. Using a transpiler like Babel, you can use these features in your Tabris.js app today. Quick Start The fastest way to a working ES6 project setup is to generate it. Just install Yeoman, a popular project generator for JavaScript,...

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When you need rich text editing in a RAP application, things are getting easier. You may know that there is a RichText component in the RAP Incubator. It's around for a long time and we found it's time for this component to graduate. Interestingly, the Nebula project also provides a RichText editor for SWT, that even works with RAP. Just like the CkEditor widget from the...

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Some languages, such as Arabic and Hebrew, are written from right to left. The different reading direction not only affects texts, but most UI elements. Preparing software for use in those languages obviously requires a lot more work than just translating texts. We're currently adding right-to-left (a.k.a. “RTL”) support in RAP. For example, if you check the Wikipedia in Hebrew, you'll find the globe logo and the...

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The dynamic typing in JavaScript allows for more flexibility, but it comes at the price of weaker tool support. Explicit type definitions in your code can support editors to provide more exact suggestions as you type … … and to discover problems earlier … TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that adds type information to the language. It is compiled to regular JavaScript, so it can be...

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