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Why to use an empty Oomph project.

Alexander Nittka

The expert mode of the Eclipse Oomph installer lets you skip the project selection in order to materialize a plain Eclipse product. Read on if you want to know, why it may be better to install an empty project.

Writing Fast tests for uniqueness in AUTOSAR (and other models) with Java 8

Andreas Graf

One of the repeating tasks when writing model checks for AUTOSAR (but also for other models) is to check for uniqueness according to some criterion. In AUTOSAR, this could be that all elements in a collection must be unique with … Continue reading →

Towards a generic splitable framework implementation – Post #3

Andreas Graf

In the previous blog posts I have layed out the basic thoughts about a framework for splitable implementation. As indicated, we are using AspectJ to intercept the method calls to the EMF model’s classes and change the behavior to present … Continue reading →

Towards a generic splitable framework implementation – Post #2

Andreas Graf

This blog post is the 2nd in a series of posts detailing some concepts for a generic framework for the support of splitables. For this concept we will include the term “slice”. A “slice” is one of the partial model … Continue reading →

Towards a generic splitable framework implementation – Post #1

Andreas Graf

Splitables are a concept introduced by AUTOSAR. In a nutshell, splitables allow for model elements to be split over a number of AUTOSAR files. E.g., two AUTOSAR files could contain the same package and the full model would actually consist … Continue reading →

Dynamic Workflows

Andreas Graf

In this guest post by Amine Lajmi, Amine introduces the workflow framework that was designed and implemented by him and itemis Paris for Sphinx.  Dynamic Workflows Still today, MWE is used for the definition of workflows in several model-driven applications … Continue reading →

New Sphinx Validation/Check Framework

Andreas Graf

In this guest post by Amine Lajmi, Amine introduces the new check framework that was designed and implemented by him and itemis Paris for Sphinx. VALIDATION/CHECK FRAMEWORK The standard EMF validation seems tightly coupled to the EMF Ecore metamodel, and … Continue reading →

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. [...]