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This tutorial series introduces the new features and concepts of the Eclipse 4 Application Platform, as well as interesting tools and technologies related to the current major release of Eclipse. In the first three parts of this series we covered the following topics: the core of every Eclipse 4 application, the application model; the connection of this model with actual implementations; and the options for...

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Sure, you've been reloading the eclipse.org/downloads web page once every minute over the past hours, you've been clicking on 'Help' > 'Check for Updates' in your Indigo Eclipse package, you've been monitoring the cross-project-issues-dev mailing list. Okay, then I cannot tell you any news, but the participating projects at Eclipse shipped another coordinated Simultaneous Release in time! This Indigo SR2 release contains many improvements and bug...

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Have you ever heard about RWT standalone?  RWT standalone applications use the widget toolkit of RAP called RWT for their user interface.  These applications can be standard Java applications with no need to create an OSGi based application. For Java applications it can be quite challenging to find the required dependencies but Maven can help here. And, to make the life...

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One of the new things in RAP 1.4 is the FileUpload widget in RWT, that replaces the old Upload widget from the sandbox. And there's some more new upload stuff in the RAP Incubator. Here's how to use the new features to upload files with RAP 1.4. The FileUpload is a new widget that wraps the HTML file selection <input> tag. It looks like a button,...

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The Eclipse Packaging Project defines pre-configured Eclipse distributions. If you are developing in C/C++ there's a package for that. If you need to create RCP applications there's a package for that. Using p2 or the Eclipse Market Place you can customize your install until your heart's content. However, each time you download a new package, you're most likely downloading the same 80-90M. You are downloading SWT,...

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As you may know I live on the Canadian west coast (In Victoria British Columbia). We are 3 hours behind Easter Time, which means that the Eclipse release was supposed to happen at 6:00am for me. I awoke this morning to find this in my inbox: I would like to challenge you to find another piece of software that has consistently delivered On-Time since 2001. I would also...

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After 12 months, 62 projects, 46, 000, 000 lines of code, over 400 committers and 1 Top 10 List: Eclipse Indigo is here (Or use the new Yoxos launcher to install Eclipse from AWS CloudFront).  For the past 10 days I've been counting down the 10 most exciting Eclipse Indigo features according to me: 10. Maven and Eclipse 9. Equinox / p2 Improvements 8. PDE Improvements 7. JDT...

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We are one day away from the Eclipse Indigo release, and that means we are into the Top 2 Features On My Eclipse Indigo Top 10 Feature List.  Number 2 on my list has been part of the Eclipse EcoSystem for years, but it's actually a newcomer on annual release train: Window Builder. Window Builder is an award winning, bi-directional, Java GUI designer.  The tool supports...

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There is no question that the mobile market is huge and practically growing by the second.  There is some excellent mobile development tools built on top of Eclipse, however, each mobile platform requires Yet Another Language and Yet Another Set of APIs.  Developing an enterprise application with a Web, Android, IPhone and Rich-Client interface requires several dedicated development teams, each one specialized in a different...

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The C/C++ Tooling for Eclipse is old Mature! In fact, the first bug report filed against the CDT was opened on January 14th 2002, Only a few months after Eclipse 1.0 shipped.  If my trivia knowledge is correct, the CDT is the oldest Eclipse project (next to the Eclipse IDE itself) and it has grown into a first class C/C++ IDE. As with all previous release...

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