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Nitin Bharti12/30/08
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The Nuts, Bolts and Springs of Distributed OSGi Applications

Using Spring with OSGi is a revolution in the application server environment. Spring gives you flexibility, OSGi gives you dynamicity, but complexity can...

David Orme12/29/08
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On Collecting Ideas for a Simplified Data Binding API

In my previous entry, I referred to Kai's blog where various community members wished for a simpler data binding API and asked for comments. This blog is intended to collect the various proposals I've seen for simplifying data binding into one place so we can...

Kai Tödter12/28/08
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Eclipse Databinding + Validation + Decoration

When it comes to databinding, a very common use case is to decorate form fields with little markers that indicate the state of the control. The following example explains how to do this with Eclipse databinding and JFace. Here is a screenshot:The code to...

Glenn Galang12/24/08
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Just In Time MapReduce with OSGi

A couple of years ago I was thrown into a team lead role where I was responsible for distributing workload across a number of developers. During the first few months I found that as the workload increased so did my issues whilst trying to increase the...

Manuel Selva12/23/08
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From Persistency Questions To EMF. Part 2

Today I had to add one attribute to my persistent filters describe in this previous post. Thanks to EMF I just added a new getter method in my filter interface with the “@model” tag in the method comment and regenerated all needed stuff and this new...

James Sugrue12/22/08
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EclipseZone's Top 10 Articles of 2008

As is the habit at this time of year, I'd like to take some time to look back on how the year has been for EclipseZone and to consider what we'll be doing in 2009. Eclipse has had a great year, with high attendences at the main conferences, another...

Patrick Paulin12/19/08
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Making Music With Eclipse RCP

I’m always on the lookout for Eclipse Rich Client Platform applications that push boundaries. RCP is much too often associated with the Eclipse IDE itself, and this leads us to think that RCP applications need to be IDE-like. But there are many more uses to...

Manuel Selva12/19/08
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From Persistency Questions To EMF …

This week I finally decided to step in EMF. 2 years after starting Eclipse development …. French people will say here “Mieux vaut tard que jamais“Here is the story …In a custom view built on top of Draw2D  providing embedded C profiling informations...

Prakash 12/18/08
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ListenerList - a Better Way to Manage Your Event Listeners

You have published a listener interface and have a place where your clients register their listeners. There you typically code like this:

James Sugrue12/17/08
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Project Jigsaw - Putting Together the Pieces for Java 7

When I read about Project Jigsaw recently, the resurrection of the plan to modularize the JDK and follow OSGi I was between two minds about it. But the main thing is that this is great news - of course we should try and continue to improve the JDK and...

Wayne Beaton12/17/08
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Getting to Know EBERT

The Eclipse Examples Project has a 0.1 release review scheduled for next Tuesday (December 23). For this review, there are two components: The Eclipse Business Expense Reporting Tool (EBERT) and Image Utilities. I’ll defer discussion of Image Utilities for...

Lynn Gayowski12/17/08
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EclipseCon 2009 Program Announced

The technical program for EclipseCon 2009 has been selected and is now available on the conference web site. The number and quality of submissions received continues to increase each year, so the job of the program committee is always very difficult. Thanks...

Patrick Paulin12/16/08
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Perspective Layouts - Programmatic vs Declarative

One issue that developers new to RCP face is whether to add UI elements programmatically or declaratively. In my experience, most initially choose the programmatic approach because it seems more familiar. You know, why mess with extension points when you can...

Meera Subbarao12/16/08
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2008: A Developer's Retrospective

 I have been making New Year's resolutions for a long, long time. I don’t even remember when I actually started making them either. Yes, it has been so long. However, I never made resolutions which I couldn’t keep at all. I might have not succeeded in...

Vitaly Mikheev12/15/08
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Consistency Checks for Eclipse RCP Applications

The Eclipse Runtime enables you to create a well-formed modular architecture for Java applications. Each OSGi bundle has a unique name space and explicitly declares the imported/exported packages, and the Runtime enforces these rules. PitfallsHowever,...