Domain-Specific Languages in the Cloud – With Eclipse Technologies

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Domain-specific languages (DSLs) are a powerful tool to capture arbitrary abstractions of an application domain and map it to code. Eclipse really shines when it comes to integrating DSLs in rich-client workbenches, but how about web-based IDEs?

In this talk you will learn how to bundle the power of four Eclipse frameworks to build a cloud-based IDE with support for your own DSLs:

  • Use Xtext to create a textual DSL with full IDE support from a simple grammar.
  • Generate an extensible server based on lsp4j to deliver the intellisense for your DSL to various IDEs based on the popular Language Server Protocol.
  • Leverage Sprotty to add live diagrams of the DSL models to the language server.
  • Embed the language server into a Theia extension and create a cloud-based IDE.

Everything is ready to use as open source at Eclipse.

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24 Oct 2018 - 16:30 to 24 Oct 2018 - 17:05

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