With the increasing popularity of Domain Specific Languages (DSLs), the need for quality tooling in the form of language workbenches
and graphical editors will be critical to their success. The Eclipse Modeling Project (EMP) includes the necessary components for
abstract and graphical syntax development, model transformation and code generation; that is, all you need for a DSL Toolkit in
Eclipse. This presentation will illustrate the capabilities of the Eclipse Modeling Project to develop a DSL and associated
generators for use in a model-driven software development (MDSD) scenario. Specifically, the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF),
Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF), Model-to-Model (M2M) and Model-to-Text (M2T) Transformation projects will be demonstrated in
the context of a real-world DSL toolkit.
Richard Gronback works as a chief scientist for modeling products at Borland Software Corporation, leads the Eclipse
Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) project, and co-leads the PMC for the Eclipse Modeling Project. Previously, Richard
worked for TogetherSoft, Ariba, and Andersen Consulting, and was a reactor operator in the U.S. Navy.
Ed Merks is the project lead of the Eclipse Modeling Framework project and a co-lead of the top-level Modeling project. He has
many years of in-depth experience in the design and implementation of languages, frameworks and application development
environments. He holds a Ph.D. in computing science and is a co-author of the authoritative Eclipse Modeling Framework, A
Developers Guide (Addison-Wesley 2003). He works for IBM Rational Software at the Toronto Lab.