Mon, 2014-02-17 07:46

Introducing new project: RCP Testing Tool (presented by Xored)

We believe that UI testing tool should not be a swiss-army knife which covers all possible UI platforms, but be a highly specialized tool with a focus on a single platform, bringing the best possible support of it.

For years we've been working on a UI testing tool with best possible support of Eclipse platform and underlying technologies, and this year we are happy to announce that we are open-sourcing the most part of it. Meet RCP Testing Tool!

Fri, 2014-01-10 13:56

Pimp your Pi with Eclipse RCP for your Home TV (presented by Genuitec)

An Eclipse RCP UI pushed to a Raspberry Pi gives you an awesome platform for your home theater projects. We’ll walk through how you can create your own “apps” for your Pi leveraging the small open source PiPlug app simply from within Eclipse. Eclipse, PiPlug and your Raspberry Pi are the ideal way for you to tinker with graphical apps for your home TV.

PiPlug is available at:

Mon, 2013-11-18 11:42

Migrating from Eclipse 3.X to Eclipse 4.X - The iAware Story

At its core, the iAware team develops a reusable application platform built on top of the Eclipse RCP framework to provide the ability to create targeted healthcare workflow applications. As such when making the decision to upgrade from Eclipse 3.X to Eclipse 4.X we had to balance the cost and risk with the expected gains that the new feature set will bring; especially in our case where the end-user doesn't see the changes but would definitely feel them if things don't work right.

Fri, 2013-11-15 11:08

Looking for a needle in a haystack? Use Eclipse TMF!

The Tracing and Monitoring Framework (TMF), part of the Eclipse Linux Tools project, was built to easily visualize, analyze and correlate traces from different applications and sources. It is extensible for any trace format and type of analysis that needs to be done on a trace. It provides reusable views and widgets and has support for arbitrarily large traces. The Eclipse LTTng extension of the framework consolidates the trace analysis based the LTTng Kernel and User Space traces. Several new views and analysis have been added to the TMF and LTTng Eclipse extension recently.

Thu, 2013-11-14 11:34

CSS Styling tips for an RCP app

The e4 styling engine is the de facto way to dress up your RCP app! Join me for an in depth tour of the styling engine's main features - APIs to tooling to examples; everything you need to get you up and styling. We will start by taking a look at how the IDE makes use of the styling engine and how you can use the provided tools to customize your IDE and create new looks.

Wed, 2013-11-13 14:57

Eclipse Luna: Awesome *NEW* Features

You knew you wanted them, *we* knew you wanted them...finally we can do them !

There are a number of features that despite having been clearly identified as desirable (years ago) have never appeared and had essentially been given up for dead. The reason these features never made it to a release is that they were pretty well impossible to do using the 3.x architecture. We've now taken another look and find that using e4 they're actually not that hard.

Tue, 2013-11-12 11:12

Removing Accessibility Obstacles in Your RCP/SWT Application

This past year I was asked to evaluate the accessibility of my team's product. At the time, I was not entirely clear what that really meant. I knew there were people out there that used different input/output devices, could not perceive certain colours, had difficulty seeing small print-- and encompassed a variety of other concerns, but I really didn't know how that related to our product, or if our implementation helped or hindered these users (roughly 16% of the population).

After a fair bit of investigation, it is a lot clearer how the things we do in our design and code relates to these accessibility concerns for our users.

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