Single Sourcing: Extend your RCP Application to the Web with RAP

Frank Appel

Technology Talks · Short
Wednesday, 16:00, 25 minutes | Bürgersaal 1


Can I really make my RCP application work in a browser? The Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) was designed to bridge the gap between desktop- and web-development. To achieve this RAP reuses the RCP development model integrating the largest possible subset of the RCP-APIs.

In this talk we'll explore the differences between RAP and RCP that are especially relevant to the goal of single sourcing as much code as possible. We'll cover a range of techniques and basic patterns to close the gap between RCP and RAP, for both existing RCP applications and new RCP/RAP projects. We'll take a look at the roadmap for RAP as well as discussing possible steps for integrating the platform into e4.

Frank Appel is the technical lead on the Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) project. At Innoopract , a recognized leader in Eclipse distribution and web application development, Frank led the team that developed the W4Toolkit, the base code donation for the RAP project. Frank was also responsible for developing W4T Eclipse, a visual web application development tool for the W4Toolkit. He has been developing Eclipse extensions since 2002, having joined the Java world in 2000 after a short stopover in Visual Basic and Delphi programming.


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