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Building an application to view and edit data is really simple using the EMF Client Platform. This includes form-based editors based on EMF Forms. Add EMFStore to the mix and you get collaborative editing and versioning. All of this is merely a matter of defining an EMF model for your data. If you want to run all this as a web application, you can use the...

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Tabris 2.0 for cross-platform development in Java is here. This release does not bring about any visual changes, but a lot is different under the hood. We are pleased to announce that RAP 3.x support has now made it to Tabris! Performance boost in RAP 3.x In RAP 3.0 we got rid of much deprecated API and changed the way a server manages its sessions. As a result performance dramatically...

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With the release of Eclipse Neon, we are proud to announce that RAP 3.1 is released and available for download. Incidentally, just yesterday RAP celebrated its 10th birthday since creation review! We'd like to take this opportunity to thank our users, committers and contributors, without whom this technology would not be what it is. On to the highlights of this release. New service interface ClientFileLoader Custom widgets often require their...

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When you need rich text editing in a RAP application, things are getting easier. You may know that there is a RichText component in the RAP Incubator. It's around for a long time and we found it's time for this component to graduate. Interestingly, the Nebula project also provides a RichText editor for SWT, that even works with RAP. Just like the CkEditor widget from the...

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This is a quick look at the new features in RAP 3.1 M4, which has been available for download since last week. Transformation Support for Canvas The Canvas' GraphicsContext now implements the setTransform method: [raw] Transform transform = new Transform( display ); gc.setTransform( transform ); gc.setBackground( display.getSystemColor( SWT.COLOR_BLACK ) ); gc.fillRectangle( 0, 0, 100, 50 ); transform.rotate( 10 ); gc.setTransform( transform ); gc.setBackground( display.getSystemColor( SWT.COLOR_RED ) ); gc.fillRectangle( 0, 0, 100, 50 ); transform.rotate( 10 ); gc.setTransform( transform...

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Eclipse RAP is well-known for enabling the migration of complex RCP applications to the web, and providing a sustainable single sourcing paradigm. It's been delivering on these promises for the past decade. 4 years ago we decided to also cater mobile platforms. We came to the conclusion that only native widgets can deliver excellent usability and created a new generation of frameworks inspired by RAP. Tabris features native mobile clients...

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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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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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