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This part of the series describes how to replace the editor of the EMF Client platform. “Make It Happen” is an example application we are using to present the features of the EMF Client Platform. On day 0, we created a simple model containing Tasks and Users. With this model, the EMF Client Platform has already provided a fully functioning application including a model explorer, an...

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This part of the series describes how to add custom validation constraints to the UI of the EMF Client platform. “Make It Happen” is an example application we are using to present the features of the EMF Client Platform. On day 0, we created a simple model containing Tasks and Users. With this model, the EMF Client Platform has already provided a fully functioning application including...

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As every year in June, the RAP project has released a brand new version together with the annual Eclipse release. Last year, we shipped RAP 1.5 with Eclipse Juno, this time we're already onto Release 2.1. A lot has been going on in the meantime. In February we released RAP 2.0–the first release that builds entirely on the open JSON protocol and supports alternative RAP clients. With...

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Eclipse Kepler, the 2013 Eclipse release, is here! This year there are 71 projects, simultaneously shipping 58 million lines of code. Eclipse originally shipped in November 2001 as an Open Source tools platform with an emphasis on Java. Since then the platform has grown tremendously. Eclipse is a platform for report designers, web engineers, Linux developers, and more. Eclipse provides ALM integration solutions, reference implementations for...

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This part of the series describes how to customize the look of model elements in the UI of the EMF Client platform. “Make It Happen” is an example application we are using to present the features of the EMF Client Platform. On day 0, we created a simple model containing Tasks and Users. With this model, the EMF Client Platform has already provided a fully functioning...

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In RAP 1.3, we added support for GC (Graphics Context) to the canvas widget. It allows you to draw simple shapes such as lines, squares, ovals or arcs, and fill them with solid colors or gradients. Most of the time, this will suffice your needs, but sometimes you may also want to draw more complex shapes such as quadratic or bezier curves. Luckily, RAP 2.1 is just around...

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You can now download RAP 2.1 M2, the final milestone of RAP before the 2.1 (Kepler) release in June. This milstone adds quite a few nice features like bézier curves for Canvas, background-position and -repeat for CSS theming, and (especially) improved multi-tab browsing: It is now possible to host multiple UI-Sessions within the same HTTP-Session, meaning that there are no more tricks required to use multiple...

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Today I'd like to present Tabris 0.11.0. This build marks the last public milestone before the 1.0 release. From my point of view this milestone is a breakthrough for cross-platform mobile development in Java. We have managed to abstract common mobile navigation patterns into a Java API. In addition to this we have added support for SWT Menus and facilities to gain device specific information...

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The Eclipse RAP Project has just launched its long-awaited 2.0 version. With this release, the project has changed its name to “Remote Application Platform” to indicate the transition from a browser platform to a universal platform for remote applications. RAP 2.0 supports alternative clients and has new APIs to distinguish between clients, access client-specific features, and write custom components that use the new protocol. During the past...

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