RAP Application Deployment Made Easy?
Holger Staudacher has blogged about a forthcoming project he will be working on.
He perceives the deployment of RAP applications, as a thorny issue for developers. RAP applications are built on top of Server-Side Equinox, and Equinox has special requirements for the deployable archive.
His RAP project – called WAR products – looks to provide the tooling needed to simplify the deployment process. Currently, he is planning to make the pre-existing tooling plugable, which would allow him to reuse many RCP tooling components for the WAR product tooling.
“I think RAP is probably the biggest consumer of the Server-Side Equinox technology. With this fact it’s in the interest of the RAP community to have a good concept and tooling for users,” he writes.
Ultimately, he foresees his developers deploying Server-Side Equinox based applications in the same way as normal RCP applications.