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Sphinx – how to access your models

Andreas Graf

When you work with Sphinx as a user in an Eclipse runtime, e.g. with the Sphinx model explorer, Sphinx does a lot of work in the background to update models, provide a single shared model to all editors etc. But … Weiterlesen →

Sphinx is blacklisting your proxies

Andreas Graf

EMF proxy resolving is one area where Sphinx adds functionality. Sphinx was designed to support, amongst others, AUTOSAR models and with AUTOSAR models, references have some special traits: References are based on fully qualified names Any number of .arxml files … Weiterlesen →

Sphinx is listening – editingDomainFactoryListeners

Andreas Graf

One of the mechanism that Sphinx uses to get notified about changes in your Sphinx-based models is registering Listeners when the editingDomain for your model is being created. This mechanism can also be used for your own listeners. Sphinx defines … Weiterlesen →

Sphinx is listening to Resources – Synchronizing Model Descriptors

Andreas Graf

The Eclipse Sphinx project provides a number of useful features for (EMF-based) model-management.  One of the features is reloading the model when the underlying resources change. Sphinx uses so called ModelDescriptors to define which files belong to a model, and … Weiterlesen →

Supporting Model-To-Transformation in Java with AspectJ

Andreas Graf

There are a number of Model-To-Model-Transformation Frameworks provided under the Eclipse umbrelle (e.g. QVTO). Some of these provide a lot of support. However, in some scenarios, you need to either adapt them or implement your own M2M with Java. For … Weiterlesen →

JEE-Generator vorgestellt

Steffen A. Mork

Seit geraumer Zeit entwickele ich mit meinem Kollegen Dominik Pieper an einem JEE-Generator, mit dem es auf einfache Art und Weise möglich ist, eine CRUD-Webanwendung zu generieren. In einem kleinen Einführungsvideo stelle ich einen kleinen Einstieg in den Generator dar. Der generierte Code ist eine JEE6-Applikation basierend auf JSF 2.0 und EJB 3.1. Alle Masken [...]

Functional Architectures (EAST-ADL) and Managing Behavior Models

Andreas Graf

In the early phases of systems engineering, functional architectures are used to create a functional description of the system without specifying details about the implementation (e.g. the decision of implementation in HW or SW). In EAST-ADL, the building blocks of … Weiterlesen →

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 in the same week. This year Mark took EclipseCon into his considerations (it was last […]

XtendTools 1.0.1 released


A new release of XtendTools is available! Release 1.0.1 contains some bug fixes and additions suggested in the comments of my blog post about the initial release of XtendTools (see change log for details) and also a complete Javadoc-like API documentation of XtendLib which has been generated using XtendDoc. As usual, comments, suggestions and contributions […]

API Documentation Generator for Xtend


During some of my last Xtext and/or Xpand based MDSD projects I wrote a lot of extensions and model transformations with Xtend. Unfortunately is it very hard to efficiently reuse extensions, if there was no API documentation at all or the documentation was scattered across a lot of files. I really wished to have something […]