Author: Moritz Post

The latest Android client for RAP mobile (v0.5.3) is now available. We are always looking for feedback so we urge you to take part in our developer preview program to experience the client firsthand. Besides the usual bugfixes, performance and stability improvements, the 0.5.3 release brings some often requested features to an Android handset near you. For more information visit: https://rapmobile.eclipsesource.com The Tree widget supports the SWT.VIRTUAL style flag The support of...

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Already running the latest and greatest Ubuntu with the new unity desktop? It also introduced a new menu bar and java apps seam to have probs with that. When your eclipse doesn't want to make use of it check out this post: https://blog.matto1990.com/2011/04/using-eclipse-under-ubuntu-11-04-natty/ Not running the unity desktop yet? Try it in your VirtualBox and follow these steps to enable the 3d support for unity: https://www.webupd8.org/2010/12/how-to-test-ubuntu-1104-with-unity-in.html...

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In the last few weeks i was confronted with several projects and developers, who were trying to incorporate the scrum process into their project environment. The following remarks will pinpoint some of the problems and challenges several of the projects had and what a possible solution might look like (your mileage may vary). Upfront i have to say, that i am a...

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A few days ago i gave Google Wave a spin. I was already quite familiar with the conversation features and thought it was time to extend the wave by some custom functionality. I therefore created a robot extension to enrich a wave conversation with some additional functionality. The idea was to fetch details about an eclipse bugzilla bug when a bug is referenced in a...

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In the last blog entry regarding databinding, we learned how to create a custom observable for a DateTime widget. Starting with Eclipse 3.5 there is a new approach to creating custom observables as described by Matthew Hall in the comments to that post. Which ever way you choose, we will now use the observable to showcase another cool databinding feature: Crossvalidation. Crossvalidation was introduced with...

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The introduction of the databinding framework in Eclipse 3.3 is with no doubt one of the most useful tools in the hands of the form developer. The ability to transform and validate user input in such a flexible and reusable way is a great enhancement. But where there is light, there is shadow. Sometimes there is just no IObservable available for your target or model...

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Every once in a while something just doesn't happen to be as intiutive as you would have liked it to be. Lately I was trying to contribute a simple command based toggle button to the workbench. Although it is simple to actually provide the menu contribution and to put the button in visual "toggle" mode, it was so straight forward to actually obtain the state...

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A recurring question in the RAP community is, "How good is the performance of my RAP application"? Now you can measure it for yourself on the Amazon cloud. In this tutorial I will show you how to set up your own load testing for a RAP application deployed on Amazon's rent-by-the-hour servers, also know as the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) infrastructure. We will setup...

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