We had a nice DemoCamp in Stuttgart for Eclipse Mars Release train. About 50 people had a great time alongside great food. The full agenda, including links to all slides, can be found in the Eclipse Wiki. The first talk by Matthias Zimmermann showed the Business Application Framework Scout, especially the new features of Mars […]
It's finally done. With today's Mars release we are able to celebrate the first release of the new GEF4 components, on which we have been intensively working for the last five years. A good opportunity for a small retrospective about our "Mission to Mars" and for some sightseeing "at the landing zone".
Countdown and Liftoff! - The Story behind GEF4The renewal of the GEF API had already been a vision back in 2010, when development of Zest 2.x was started with the goal to revise [...]
Right on the heels of this year’s Eclipse “Mars” release, we will again run a DemoCamp in Stuttgart. It will take place on Wednesday, July 1st, 2015 17:45 hrs at Stuttgart University in Stuttgart-Vaihingen Informatik Building Universitätsstraße 38 70569 Stuttgart Room Hörsaal 38.03 Details around the DemoCamp can be found at https://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_DemoCamps_Mars_2015/Stuttgart As usual, admission […]
You may have heard already that the Xtext team is currently porting Xtext and Xtend to IntelliJ IDEA. To get acquainted with the new APIs I decided to spend a few hours of my spare time to port FXDiagram as well. Here is a screencast of the first shot with a class diagram for Java code:
As the core of FXDiagram is independent of Eclipse, this was easier than expected. IDEA is a Swing (!) application, and the JFXPanel allows to embed JavaFX controls within Swing. The hardest [...]
Google stellt sein neues Projekt Soli vor bei dem es um eine Möglichkeit geht ohne Knöpfe, Drehräder, Slider … devices steuern zu können: via Gesten. Ein zusammenpressen von Daumen und Zeigefinger ist dann z.B. ein Knopfdruck. Möglich wird das ganze durch einen Chip der Funkwellen aussendet die dann von der Hand entsprechend reflektiert werden. Diese […]
this is a write up of a presentation I gave together with Sebastian last week at XtextCON. It is about our future plans of Xtext. But before we talk about the future I would like to start with a quick summary of ... The Status Quo Xtext is in development for seven years now. We have always been between 6 and 10 active developers, currently being 9. With a total LOC of 5.747.523 our code base is huge. However you have to take into account that we not only check in generated code (it sometimes helps [...]