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Tycho 0.24, pom less builds and Eclipse m2e maven integration

Andreas Graf

A very short technical article which might be useful in the next few days. Tycho 0.24 has been released, and one of its most interesting features is the support for POM-less builds. The Tycho 0.24 release notes explain the use … Continue reading →

Automotive MDSD – What pickle?

Andreas Graf

Over at the modeling languages website, Scott Finnie has started a number of posts detailing his point of view on the status of model driven approaches. He concludes his first post with the statement “No wonder we’re in a pickle.”. … Continue reading →

EclipseCon Europe 2015 from an Automotive Perspective

Andreas Graf

As Eclipse is established as a tooling platform in automotive industry, the EclipseCon Europe conference in Ludwigsburg is an invaluable source of information. This year’s EclipseCon is full of interesting talks. Here is a selection from my “automotive tooling / … Continue reading →

Sphinx’ ResourceSetListener, Notification Processing and URI change detection

Andreas Graf

The Sphinx framework adds functionality for model management to the base EMF tooling. Since it was developed within the Artop/AUTOSAR activities, it also includes code to make sure that the name-based references of AUTOSAR models are always correct.  This includes … Continue reading →

AUTOSAR: OCL, Xtend, oAW for validation

Andreas Graf

In a recent post, I had written about Model-to-Model-transformation with Xtend. In addition to M2M-transformation, Xtend and the new Sphinx Check framework are a good pair for model validation. There are other frameworks, such as OCL, which are also candidates. … Continue reading →

Considering Agile for your tool chain development

Andreas Graf

Developing and integrating complex toolchains in automotive companies is a challenging task. A number of those challenges is directly addressed by the principles behind the “Agile Manifesto”. So it is worth while to see what “Agile” has to offer for … Continue reading →

Integrating Rhapsody in your AUTOSAR toolchain

Andreas Graf

UML tools such as Enterprise Architect or Rhapsody (and others) are well established in the software development process. Sometimes the modeling guidelines are following a custom modelling, e.g. with specific profiles. So when you are modelling for AUTOSAR systems, at … Continue reading →

Using the Xtend language for M2M transformation

Andreas Graf

In the last few month, we have been developing a customer project that centers around model-to-model transformation with the target model being AUTOSAR. In the initial concept phase, we had two major candidates for the M2M-transformation language: Xtend and QVTO. … Continue reading →

Managing Autosar Complexity with (abstract) Models

Andreas Graf

A certain number of developers in the automotive domain complain that the introduction of AUTOSAR and its tooling increases the development efforts because of the complexity of the AUTOSAR standard. There is a number of approaches to solve this problem … Continue reading →

Preparations for CodeGeneration 2013


As I am addicted to code generation and DSLs, the CodeGeneration conference in Cambridge is always a must each year. Last year I could not make it, since I had the chance to speak at EclipseCon North America, which was … Continue reading →