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Xtext, Robots and Quirk Busters in San Francisco

Jan Köhnlein

Spring is around the corner and it is time for another EclipseCon NA.

This year I will be pretty busy: As some of my colleagues unfortunately cannot make it, I took over their sessions, resulting in one talk or tutorial per conference day. And as we decided to bring our XRobots game to our booth, that will likely keep me occupied for the rest of the conference. But I am really looking forward to it!

On Monday morning, Holger and me are giving a tutorial on Xtext for Beginners. [...]

SCT - Seamless Integration with C and Java type systems

Andreas Mülder


Yakindu Statechart Tools is shipped with a powerful expression language to model the reactive behavior of a state machine. It is a statically typed programming language that is familiar to everyone who knows C or Java. It provides all basic expressions  like logical expressions,arithmetic expressions, bitwise arithmetic and bit shifting.
The [...]

Local Copy of an Eclipse P2 Repository

Philipp Hauer

Sometimes you want to create a local (offline) copy of a remote Eclipse p2 repository to achieve independence, stability or simply higher speed. This post discusses approaches to achieve this. How to mirror a p2 Repository? Using Artifact Repositories You can set up your own artifact repository, like Nexus. Support for p2 repository can be added […] The post Local Copy of an Eclipse P2 Repository appeared first on Philipp Hauer's Blog.

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.

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.

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 [...]