The EMF Parsley DSL: an extensive use case of Xtext/Xbase powerful mechanisms

EMF Parsley is a GUI renderer built on top of EMF that allows developers to quickly develop User Interfaces. The main goal of the Project is to provide an easy way to build complex applications, hiding some boring details, with simple and powerful APIs. EMF Parsley in fact provides some built-in components like Trees, Tables and Forms that can be easily mashed up and customized.

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Introduction to expression languages in Xtext

Embedding support for expressions into Xtext based languages has become easy when Xbase is chosen as base language. However, deriving a language from Xbase implies the usage of a Java based type system with dependencies on JDT. For language implementations that need to be independent from Java or that should have a different type system it is required to embed an own expression language.

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