Can you build a smart code editor with the Eclipse 4 Application Platform (aka e4)


In the last years the Eclipse 4 Application Platform got the default way of building datacentric RCP (eg form based data).

In contrast to that most (code development) tools are still built on top of the compat layer. Why is that? Is it impossible to build a code editor on the Eclipse 4 Application Platform?

While exploring the problems you might face today when trying to develop tools without the compat layer we are going to introduce you to a set of new components who start to fill the missing gaps you encounter today.

Finally we'll build 2 flavors of a smart code editor - one in SWT and one in JavaFX - with syntax highlighting, auto-complete, error-reporting, ... on top of:
* e4 components
* e(fx)clipse components

As a teaser you can see me developing the JavaFX version at at


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Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 10:30 to 11:05