How to plot a graph with Nebula XYGraph

Nebula is an Eclipse Project that allows you to use hundreds of cool widgets to make your application really awesome. XYGraph is one of them and you can use it to plot a graph with plenty of options. Let's see how to do that. In Eclipse menu select Help, Install New Software..., put the following Update Site in the Work with field   then expand Nebula Release Individual Widgets node and select Nebula Visualization Widgets, finish the installation and let Eclipse restart. Now you can create a new application with File, New, Project, Plug-in Development, Plug-in Project, Next. Give the [...]

2018-08-09T14:33:43+00:00 By |

Linux as a Desktop

The Goal Since my first encounter with Linux, around 2000, I made several attempts to adopt it as a real and productive desktop environment for the enterprise. However, for a number of practical reasons, after a while (some days or weeks), I always resigned and got back to Windows. Every time there were problems here and there that accumulated one after another and made me think "why on the earth I keep on trying to switch to Linux when I just don't have all these problems with Windows?". The Problems Which problems? Well, sometimes problems with hardware management (wifi connection, [...]

2018-06-23T14:34:50+00:00 By |

How to install WindowBuilder

In order to install WindowBuilder on Eclipse let's click on Help -> Eclipse Marketplace..., type "windowbuilder" into "Find:" field and press Enter. Then press the Install button and follow the wizard until it asks to restart Eclipse.

2018-04-27T15:48:32+00:00 By |

Web development with Eclipse RAP

Introduction We've already wrote in the past about RAP framework (see article Single sourcing with Eclipse RAP). In the meantime however this framework has made big progress (the above article was referring to version 1.4, while now it is out with version 2.1) and many things changed. Also the name, RAP, does not mean Rich Ajax Platform anymore, but now stands for Remote Application Platform. In practice it is now a platform to develop modular applications for desktop, browser and mobile. In this article we will see how to prepare the needed environment for the creation of our first web [...]

2013-12-09T11:47:06+00:00 By |

Single sourcing for databases management with RAP, EMF and Teneo

In the previous article Single sourcing with Eclipse RAP we have seen how to develop an Eclipse project and then run it both as a Desktop (RCP) Application an as a Web (RAP) Application. Now we will see how to go further and develop a database Application with the same dual approach. We will use EMF and Teneo for this, in the same way showed in the series of tutorials "From Model to Persistence" at page EMF Development. In the following instructions we must make a clear distinction between installing some feature into the IDE or into the Target Platform [...]

2012-08-15T16:06:27+00:00 By |

Single sourcing with Eclipse RAP

An introduction to RAP RAP (Rich Ajax Platform) is the framework that allows you to develop an RCP application an make it available over the network just pointing the browser to a given link. In this article we will see how you can develop an RCP application and launch it both as a desktop as well as a web application. Yes, sure, exactly the same source code! Don't you believe it? Try it yourself.   Setup your IDE for RAP The fastest way to get RAP working is downloading the Eclipse for RCP and RAP Developers package from page [...]

2012-07-08T16:24:58+00:00 By |

Automatic testing with Jubula

Eclipse Jubula is a new addition to the Eclipse universe. ItÔÇÖs a functional UI testing tool that allows you to specify and run tests.Jubula consists of plug-ins for an IDE and a standalone RCP application. In this tutorial we will create a simple RCP java product and then we'll use Jubula testing tool to execute some automated tests. First we will create a minimal RCP application, using the Plug-in Project creation Eclipse Wizard. The next step will consist into setup the Jubula environment and the AUT Agent to link the application with jubula The final step will be create some [...]

2015-04-22T15:35:23+00:00 By |

Teneo Setup for Eclipse 4.2 – Juno

In this section we will see how, starting from Eclipse Juno Modeling, you can install some plugins that will allow management of the persistence to a database using the Teneo framework. This framework implements a layer that links EMF and ORMs like Hibernate or EclipseLink, which in turn handle the persistence on relational databases. The advantage, in using Teneo, is that you can act at EMF level and hit the database, without knowing the intermediate mechanisms. Regarding the database choice, in this series of articles, we will work with MySQL as target database. Go to menu Help -> Install New [...]

2013-01-20T09:39:59+00:00 By |