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iPhonical: Model-Driven Software Development on the iPhone

Heiko Behrens

Making With Eclipse · Lightning (12 mins)
Monday, 15:32, 13 minutes | Stevens Creek

Tags: Mobile And Embedded , Modeling , Tools
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iPhonical offers a model-driven approach to build large parts of iPhone applications with domain-specific languages. Based on the Eclipse Modeling Project with components such as Xtext and Xpand the tool integrates well into the Mac programming environment Xcode to assist the iPhone developer with her remaining work.

In this session I will demonstrate how tightly Eclipse-based solutions can be integrated into existing tool chains outside the world of Eclipse. From scratch, I will use DSLs to develop and enhance an iPhone App that connects to a Rails application and make it to a fancy eye-catcher by weaving in manually written code.

Heiko Behrens works as a software architect and consultant for itemis AG in Kiel (Germany). His current focus is on domain-specific languages where he is involved with the design and implementation of Xtext. He is a commiter for the Eclipse Modeling Project and openArchitectureWare.