Eclipse Technologies and Community

Wed, 2015-06-03 11:12

Papyrus 1.1: A greatly enhanced user-driven MDE enabler (Sponsored by CEA List)

Following last year’s promotion beyond incubation status, Papyrus continues to evolve as an industrial-strength facility. Most recently major progress has been achieved in the following three key areas: (i) enhancing the user experience, (ii) improvements in performance and scalability, and (iii) greater robustness and stability. In this talk we first describe the advances made in these general aspects as well as the development of new capabilities and enhancements in support of domain-specific modeling languages.

Tue, 2015-04-14 13:34

Xtext: a brilliant tool for Golo Development Toolkit (GLDT)

Xtext is an Eclipse toolkit for DSL authors.

Golo ( is a lightweight dynamic language on top of the Java JVM, just proposed to the Eclipse Foundation as an Eclipse project.

Golo Development Toolkit (GLDT) is the Eclipse based IDE for Golo developers.


As GLDT is based on Xtext, discover what Xtext has brought to the developement of the GLDT IDE, what features are availables and what is planned next. After a short introduction to the Golo language, the following topics will be presented:

Tue, 2015-04-14 05:13

Extending Equinox p2 for (fun and) profit

Eclipse is a great platform for developers mainly because of how easily it can be extended and customized, both by users as well as vendors using it as a starting point for their tools.

We, at Freescale Semiconductor, have been using Eclipse as our IDE for a number of years, and during these years have had to tailor it to our needs, with one of the main entry points being installing new software over Eclipse.

Tue, 2015-04-14 04:57

EMF Compare - User Experience Matters

The modeling community needs tools to support collaborative modeling. In this regard, EMF Compare continues to evolve in order to address users’ needs when comparing and merging EMF models.
It turns out that comparing and merging models is not only technically complex: It is also hard for users to understand the differences between model versions and the consequences of merging them. In the case of model comparison, user experience is a major challenge: users care about understandability, responsiveness, and last but not least, reliability.

Mon, 2015-04-13 17:38

Scale your efforts with Scala

This talk looks at the experience of ArcCore in using Scala for plugin development in a major product in the automotive industry. Programming in Scala has made it easier to develop Arctic Studio, an RCP application that makes heavy use of Eclipse projects such as EMF, Sphinx and Xtext. Specific language features are covered, as well as general lessons learned from using Scala.

Mon, 2015-04-13 11:40

OSLC connectors for all

OSLC (Open Services for Lifecycle Collaboration) is a great initiative to interconnect Application Lifecycle Management (and in the future PLM) tools.

If you are a tool provider and you want to provide OSLC Services this is what you would have to endure:

Mon, 2015-04-13 11:07

Sirius Workshop: Advanced graphical editors for your DSL

Eclipse Sirius is the project that makes it easy to create custom graphical modeling workbenches.

Based on EMF, a workbench created with Sirius provides a set of graphical model editors (diagrams, tables, trees) integrated in the Eclipse environment. The creation of this workbench is greatly facilitated by the ability to test the editors in real time.


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