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Tabris.js 1.7 is here, now! It features the ability to set rounded corners on widgets, a system bar theme for Android and iOS, simplified syntax for the creation of widgets and much more. Read on for the highlights! Rounded corners on widgets The new property cornerRadius allows you to apply a rounded clipping to the corners of a widget. Round corners can be used to style any widget, such as Composite...

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Hi, as this is my first post on the EclipseSource Blog, I thought I would introduce myself. I’m Shai Alon - new employee at EclipseSource and the mobile developer evangelist for the Tabris.js technology. I am a full stack JavaScript expert and my previous job was a team leader of a full stack JavaScript team - building complex web applications with an Ember.js frontend and...

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Tabris.js 1.6 is out now! Featuring: Cordova 6 update, a new widget ActivityIndicator, real fullscreen and a preliminary integration with Chrome debug tools. Check out the highlights below. Cordova 6 update With this release we updated the Tabris.js build service and platforms to the latest Cordova version. This update ensures compatibility with the latest Cordova plugin API, fixes a security vulnerability on Android and adds default support for Android 6 Marshmallow and...

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Some time ago we've created a draft for a Chart widget for RAP, based on the famous D3.js. Together with one of our partners, we decided to carry this work forward and make it available in the RAP Incubator. D3 is a very flexible framework to turn data into dynamic charts. Looking at their examples, it's amazing how many different types of charts there are. Whatever...

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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 built-in, node compatible module system of Tabris.js makes it pretty easy to find and load JavaScript files within your project. NPM modules aside, all paths are relative. So even if your current module is "subProject/modules/dialogs/foo.js", you can open "subProject/modules/dialogs/bar.js" simply by calling "require("./bar");" However, aside from .js files, your Tabris.js project may also consist of images, json, xml and/or text files that you need to access. JSON is...

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This week, the third major version of RAP, the Eclipse Remote Application Platform, has been released. As a major release, RAP 3.0 cleaned up deprecated API, allowing us to change and to optimize internals. I'm happy to report that we achieved a significant performance boost compared to 2.3. Before I go into details, let's look at some results. Performance Tests To evaluate the performance of RAP 3.0,...

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Today, the RAP project delivers the final milestone build on the way to RAP 3.0. With this new major release, we clean up deprecated API, include some new components, optimize performance and modernize the framework to make it ready for 2015. With the new support for re-parenting, RAP can now better support the E4 workbench renderer that uses this feature excessively. By removing support for antiquated browser...

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If there is a theme for RAP 3.0, it is to bring the current incarnation of the framework to its fullest potential. On the one hand this meant cleaning up API and code and raising the minimum requirements to take advantage of current HTML5/CSS3 features. For example this allowed us to add clipping support, modern ScrollBars and some other theming enhancements. On the other hand, it...

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