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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 →

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 [...]

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 [...]