Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) is great and its greatness is awarded by its wide spread and usage (and not only within the modeling community). Its status of Super Java Beans on steroids is incontestable. But, isn't there still a place for improvements?
With 4.x becoming the main Eclipse platform, now is the time to start planning the migration of your existing 3.x RCP applications. In this talk we will share the experiences we made when porting a commercial RCP application. The application is a project planning tool using an EMF based domain model and GEF for implementing its visual editor.
During the talk we will compare the two approaches we took:
Straightforward porting using the compatibility layer with minimal changes, but with the added capabilities, such as styling with CSS and using dependency injection.