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The core strength of the Eclipse IDE has always been its adaptability and extensibility. Even without adding new plug-ins, you can customize almost everything by setting a preference. Additionally, there is a rich ecosystem of plug-ins for almost any imaginable task or activity a developer works on. This ranges from programming language support, SCM integration, static code analysis to integrations with task and bug trackers....

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One strength of Eclipse is the possibility to use the same code on desktop clients as well as in web clients. The same application can run as an installed desktop application and in the web browser, with only few adjustments for both platforms. In our experience, about 80% to 90% of the code can run in both environments, if some guidelines are followed (i.e. no...

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If you use Eclipse to develop OSGi based applications you may use the OSGi Launcher provided by the PDE Tooling. It's cool tooling because it gives you full control over the OSGi instance to be launched.  You can choose the OSGi framework (e.g. Equinox or Felix), select the bundles to install and much more. But this launcher has one drawback that hurts every time I run...

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A while ago I introduced you to my Google Summer of Code 2010 project, the WAR Products. I really appreciate your participation with feedback and bugs. It showed me that there is a real need for this tooling, so I'm proud to announce that the WAR Products development will not continue in the RAP Project. You may think, "WTF? Odd thing to be proud of." But, it really does...

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Please note: This post is outdated. Please read this post and do not follow the install instructions in this one. A few weeks ago I presented you my GSoC 2010 project. The idea was to make Equinox/RAP WAR deployment easier. And yes, it was a real pain to create .war files for an Equinox/RAP application. About 215 deployment related threads on the RAP newsgroup speak for...

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Even though I've been involved in the Eclipse community for around 5 years, I'm still amazed by the projects that are hosted under the Eclipse umbrella. As an "insider", I have a pretty good overview of many projects and at least a rough picture of all the other cool stuff. While I love working with EclipseRT technologies like Equinox, RAP, EclipseLink, ECF or , I...

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A nice thing about Eclipse PDE is that it has mechanisms to make it very easy for developers to get started consuming your frameworks. Here are two of them. Target Platform Templates For runtime projects, such as Riena, RAP and Equinox, the first hurdle a developer faces is to set-up the appropriate target platform. A target platform is the collection of bundles that are available during compilation. Obviously...

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