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The Eclipse Kepler release is just over 1 week away, and to help celebrate the release I'm counting down the Top 10 Kepler Features I'm most excited about. Number 5 on my list is the much improved integration between Maven and Eclipse. Integrating Maven based builds into Eclipse is not easy. This is because both Maven and Eclipse control the build process in fundamentally different ways....

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From my point of view bootstrapping a new application is always tricky. Especially when you want to bootstrap an app that uses technology you are not yet familiar with. With this post I want to give you a step by step tutorial on how to bootstrap a Tabris application using Eclipse and Maven. So, let's get our hands dirty! IDE Setup The first thing you need to...

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Hot on the heels of the release of RAP 2.0 the bundles have been uploaded to Maven Central. Time for another coffee break with RAP and Maven. Before you get your coffee grab the updated sample project from GitHub[1]. $ cd /tmp $ git clone git://github.com/eclipsesource/rap-maven-examples.git and trigger the Maven action: $ cd rap-maven-examples/com.eclipsesource.rap.examples.maven $ mvn jetty:run While maven is doing it's job downloading the new RAP jars you can either go...

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Lately I was talking with a colleague if it is possible to kickstart a RAP standalone "Hello World" example in less than a coffee break(*). Well it depends… on the content of your local Maven directory and/or your internet connection. ;-) To make this happen you should postpone getting your coffee for now. Just go to a local temporary folder and grab the sample project from GitHub[1] $ cd...

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We are currently working on a very interesting project together with basis06 which has Apache Karaf as a target runtime. Coming from the Eclipse space this is really a challenge for the following reason: when you develop OSGi applications within Eclipse you are used to the PDE Tooling (Plug-In Development Environment) together with its concepts like features. You are also used to Equinox with its...

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Editor's note: The Restfuse project is no longer maintained and has been archived. However, you can still access the sources on GitHub. As you might know from previous posts, most of my work time has something to do with the development of REST based systems. The systems we develop are mostly written in Java. To ensure that a system works, we have a step in our...

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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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Eclipse has earned a reputation of being one of the best IDEs in existence. While it has become a lot more than that in many ways, its roots and its focus have always been the user facing aspects. That is probably the reasons why certain other aspects like the PDE build have been a bit neglected for quite a while. Between the ugly map files,...

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In the past I have said some unkind words about about maven's pom.xml format. My aversion to xml heavy configuration has drawn me to more lightweight approaches to build systems, like gradle for example. At the same time, I was intrigued: if a tool like maven is seeing such a widespread use despite its cumbersome format, there must something to make up for it. My...

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