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Since RAP 2.0 has fully implemented the JSON-based RAP Protocol I was eager to test it's full potential myself. The Tabris clients for Android and iOS already exist and others may follow, but as I'm mostly at home in the browser that's where I would like to use it. The Vision My idea was to create a highly modular and especially flexible client that supports only a...

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In my last blog post I introduced the idea of using OSGi services for single sourcing a RAP/RCP application. I think this approach is quite elegant, but it has one major drawback. When you use normal OSGi services in your application you will mix your application code with the OSGi Framework code everytime you reference or register a service. Not only does this look ugly,...

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A few weeks ago I told you about the Eclipse RTP project. Since then some things happened that I want to share with you. First of all, we made it to the creation review. The review is scheduled for January 12-19. The community gathering period was very successful. We reached 10 interested parties and 7 initial committers from three different companies. In this article, I'd like to focus...

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Today's a great day. The Eclipse Foundation accepted the proposal for the RTP Project. RTP stands for Runtime Packaging.  And here's what it's all about. Marcus Baker wrote an article called "Install Me", which was published in the book "97 things a programmer should know". On two pages he shows the reader exactly how important the first minutes are when a new user tries to get...

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As part of the new Eclipse Helios, the Rich Ajax Platform project released version 1.3. If you'd like to know what is new in RAP 1.3, here's a short screencast. You can find a more detailed version on the RAP 1.3 New and Noteworthy page. Thanks to the community for all the hard work that made this great release possible. Of course, we are currently making plans for...

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As I described in a previous blog I'm going to create the tooling for creating equinox based war files within this year's gsoc. For this purpose I created some UI sketches with the WireframeSketcher. You can see the first thoughts on the UI below. I would appreciate if you can give some feedback on the sketches to improve the tooling. You can find more information...

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Ever been to Mannheim? If not - this is your chance to visit this lovely city. For the Helios release, the guys behind the majug² (Mannheimer Java user Group) invite everybody to the Helios Democamp in June. And as Ian already found out: Yes, we love our DemoCamps! It's always great to have technical discussions over a frosty beverage! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="422" caption="Watertower by flamouroux"][/caption] At the moment,...

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