Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform: Bringing Rich Client to the Web

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Apress, Dec 16, 2008 - Computers - 148 pages
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Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform (RAP) is an innovative toolkit for developing applications that will run as rich clients as well as web applications. Eclipse Rich Ajax Platform is the first book on the new Eclipse RAP, and it introduces the required RCP and OSG/i concepts used by Eclipse RAP.

This firstPress title demonstrates the functionality and benefits of Eclipse RAP as well as shows the sweet spots of RAP, especially focusing on single sourcing RCP and web applications, which can be a huge cost saver.

This book also covers possible issues that might prevent you from successfully deploying RAP.

Describes Eclipse RAP concepts and its underlying technology Explains key features of RAP Shows case studies where RAP works and where it won’t What you’ll learn Understand what the purpose of RAP is. Learn what is required to deploy RAP applications. Get to know how to utilize RAP features. Develop single sourced RCP and web applications. Solve issues when migrating a RCP application to RAP. Determine when to use RAP or when to choose a different framework. Who this book is for

This book is suitable for IT managers, technical leads, and developers. While the focus is on concepts and understanding the technology, developers can also find insights on how to solve specific issues. For IT managers, it shows how RAP is able to save development costs, but also presents limitations of the framework. The reader is expected to have at least basic Eclipse RCP knowledge and some complementary Java or web application development experience.

Table of Contents Rich Clients vs. Web Clients Introducing Eclipse RAP The RAP Architecture Developing a RAP Application Single Sourcing Advanced RAP Features RAP Deployment

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Rich Clients vs Web Clients
Introducing Eclipse RAP
The RAP Architecture
Developing a RAP Application
Single Sourcing
Advanced RAP Features
RAP Deployment
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Fabian Lange has worked with various web technologies in the past several years. As developer and architect at Hewlett-Packard and Nokia, he is trying to bring state-of-the-art technologies to enterprise business. He has broad knowledge of many Java web frameworks (from JSP to JSF, GWT, Tapestry, and Wicket). His competencies also span to different languages like PHP, where he is a developer of the open source symfony framework. He believes that it is important to know all the tools available to deliver the best solution for enterprise business. Currently, Fabian works for codecentric GmbH in Germany, where he develops enterprise Java applications and does performance consulting.

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