EclipseCon 2007 March 5-8, Santa Clara California





RAP - Eclipse style development for the web

Frank Appel (Innoopract Informationssysteme GmbH), Jochen Krause (Innoopract)

· Long Talk

Wednesday, 14:30, 50 minutes | Great America Ballroom JK

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RAP enables application developers familiar with RCP to create web application using the RCP programming model. This is achieved by providing web enabled implementations of SWT, JFace and Workbench.

This talk discusses the usage of plugins in a server context with a focus on the necessary differences between a single user rich client and a multi user distributed environment. The complete cycle of creating a RAP application using the PDE tools to launching it with the Equinox launcher is demonstrated. We will address the potential and limits of code reuse between RCP and RAP and provide hints and heuristics for maximzing it. The talk will be concluded with a discussion of scalability and benchmarks for resource consumption.

Frank is Software Developer at Innoopract Informationssysteme GmbH and works currently on the Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) Project as technical lead. He has been development lead of Innoopract's W4Toolkit (which has been the base of the code donation for the RAP Project) and W4T Eclipse - a visual web application development tool for W4Toolkit. He started developing Eclipse plugins in 2002 and has expert knowledge in architecture of Eclipse-based systems, Eclipse Platform API’s and IDE-Development.

Jochen Krause has been involved with Eclipse since 2002 and is currently a member of the Eclipse Web Tools PMC. At Innoopract, a recognized specialist in Eclipse distribution and visual web application development tools, he is primarily responsible for strategy and product development. He has driven the adoption of Eclipse as the foundation of all of Innoopracts product offerings. By supporting Fortune 500 companies engaging with Eclipse technology he gained a broad understanding of the requirements and needs of the Eclipse enterprise market.

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