Building an extension for Eclipse Che - an experience report

Eclipse Che is a cloud-based IDE including online workspace management. As all Eclipse projects, it is open source as well as extensible with custom plugins. Some of Ches’ language tooling already reuses existing Eclipse frameworks, such as JDT for the Java support or Orion for the code editor.
Therefore, we wondered, can we enable the EMF tooling to run online in the cloud?
Our goal was to create an Ecore editor for the Che IDE, to enable code generation and potentially even facilitate other EMF features, such as a generic editor.
In this talk, we demonstrate, how far we’ve come. We start with a general short introduction on how to extend Che. We describe and demonstrate, how we have built our extension for Che including an experience report on what worked well and what didn’t. Finally, we share instructions on how to use the extension we have built, as well as what it can be used for at this point.

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Theater - Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 11:00 to 11:35

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