Getting started with the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework (GEF) is not an
easy task. This tutorial provides a hands-on introduction to GEF through the
development of a graphical editor for directed graphs. The approach is
incremental and will show the attendees the different steps needed to evolve
from a â€˜Hello, world!â€™ editor to a basic but functional editor with support
for nodes and edges. Along the way, attendees will get to know the general
architecture of a GEF application, learn to use the basic GEF classes as well
as some more advanced features. After this tutorial attendees who want to
create their own graphical editor will have a good base to start from as well
as the knowledge to search for additional pointers in the many other
comprehensive GEF examples that exist.
Koen Aers is a Senior Software Developer at JBoss, Inc. He is currently driving the Eclipse support for the JBoss jBPM project. He is part of the jBPM team since April 2004 and became a JBoss employee when the jBPM project joined JBoss.
Koen graduated as a Civil Engineer from the Belgian Royal Military Academy and obtained a Master's degree in Information Technology at the Brussels Free University. Before joining JBoss, he worked respectively in the IT department of the Belgian Army and as a software consultant, first for Unisys and as an independent afterwards.