During summer 2008 I was approached by a small publisher and asked to write a book. I thought about it; and yes, I do wanted to write a book. But not with an unknown publisher and not on a topic which they considered good. I wanted to write a solid book with a recognized publisher. I put together a proposal about a topic on which I not only have very good knowledge, but there is no real existing documentation as well. I sent that proposal to Apress and it was accepted for an Apress firstpress book.
The book about Eclipse RAP was born.
The book is different than others. As an introduction into a still very emerging technology the first two chapters focus on high level concerns, which I found very interesting to discuss during projects. The decision for the RAP technology is a good one, but it cannot be made lightly.
After covering the business stuff the book comes to the RAP architecture and the inevitable Hello World application, influenced by my two cats :-) Chapter 5 discusses a very hot topic for RAP: How to build RCP and RAP applications from one single codebase.
Additionally information about customizing RAP, testing and building own widgets is described. The book closes with showing how to deploy Eclipse RAP into OSGi and Web Containers.
Don't like paper books? This first press book is also available as e-book on a reasonable price.