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5 Usability Flaws in GMF (and how to fix them)

Andreas Mülder



Although GMF (Graphical Modeling Framework) editors are an endangered species and future editors will be developed with JavaFX there is still a bunch of GMF editors out there. And most of them have something in common: a lack of usability. The good news are that some usability flaws are easy to fix. In Yakindu Statechart Tools we spend a lot [...]

XRobots at EclipseCon Europe 2014

Jan Köhnlein


EclipseCon Europe 2014 was special to me: Miro, Holger and me had been preparing a robot game for our booth, and I was very curious whether it would work as expected and more than that whether people would like it. It turned out to be a blast: Some attendees even spent the after hours to work on their programs offline, and returned to our booth the next [...]

After EclipseCon is Before EclipseCon

Sebastian Zarnekow

Now that the EclipseCon Europe 2014 is over, it's time to focus on the next big community event: EclipseCon North America 2015 - especially since the deadline for the call for paper is already approaching. Better get your session proposal ready soon, if you want to share something new, cool, interesting or enlightening with your peers. If you are really fast, you may even reach the deadline for the early bird picks. Chances won't get better.
In other words: San Francisco. March 2015. EclipseCon. [...]

Terminology management: Guest post by technical writer Margit Brause

Alexander Nittka

We created a terminology editor for Eclipse that provides comfortable editing for terminology text files, exporters for publishing terminology to end users, and exporters for collaboration with freelance translators.

Terminology management: Guest post by technical writer Margit Brause

Alexander Nittka

Terminology management puts the focus on your ideas and tries to help you find the right words for them. Also, it keeps usage consistent across team roles and across documents. Go ahead and communicate better!

Xtext, Xtend, JavaFX and Robots

Jan Köhnlein

EclipseCon Europe 2014“ style=It is autumn again and EclipseCon Europe 2014 is just around the corner. To me as an Eclipse committer from Germany ECE always feels a bit like meeting the family. In fact, I have been attending for seven years in a row now. I even remember the times when it was [...]

Musing about Eclipse UX Metaphors: The Blocking Build

Sebastian Zarnekow



tl;drFor the upcoming version of Xtext we are revising the approach to building. It appears to be promising to rethink the overall lifecycle of the Xtext builder to aim at:
Better user experience by introducing a non-blocking build infrastructureImproved performance due to improved parallelizationIncremental builds also on the command lineThe Problem The Xtext framework implements an Eclipse builder and is thereby immediately affected by the builder's user experience metaphor (even [...]

Testing multiple Xtext DSLs

Sebastian Zarnekow

Recently there was a question in the Eclipse forum about testing multiple Xtext languages. The described scenario involves two language and one should have cross references to the other. Since this usecase caused some headaches in the past, Michael Vorburger provided a patch (Thanks for that!) that adds information about that particular topic to the official Xtext documentation. The updated docs are available since the recent 2.7 release. To provide some additional guidance, I hacked a small example [...]

Redirecting Oomph Product and Project Catalogs

Alexander Nittka

If you want to distribute a project setup for a team of developers, you can simply redirect the product and project catalogs... or the project catalog only.

Patchen von Wildfly

Dominik Pieper

Der Wildfly Application Server enthält eine neue Patch-Infrastruktur, welche mit der aktuellen Version 8.1 das erste mal genutzt werden kann. Dazu muss im Downloadbereich das Zip-Archiv unter “Update Existing 8.0.0.Final Install” heruntergeladen werden. Die installation als Patch kann im laufenden Betrieb sofort installiert werden, beim nächsten Start ist die neue Version aktiv. Um den Patch […]