Mon, 2013-11-18 09:16

Hitchhiker Guide to Eclipse Presentation Frameworks galaxy

There you were, with the ultimate Eclipse/RCP application, ready to select the perfect presentation framework to design your own user interface. Little did you know that you were about to open Pandora's box! Indeed, with the plethora of existing projects serving this purpose in Eclipse, selecting a presentation framework can happen to be quite a daunting task.

Presentation frameworks have been a hot topic in the Eclipse ecosystem these past few years. Many projects have emerged to bring new alternatives to design graphical interfaces for RCP applications.

Mon, 2013-11-18 09:12

Arcadia / Capella, a field-proven modeling solution for system and software architecture engineering

The Melody ecosystem is a field-proven modeling solution offering an environment with a high added-value for engineers working on system, software and hardware architectures. At the center of this ecosystem is a graphical modeling workbench supporting the Arcadia engineering method. Arcadia mainly focuses on functional analysis, (complex) architecture definition and early validation. Both the method and its supporting ecosystem are currently widely deployed in the Thales Group, in all domains across several countries, thanks to a massive rollout of model-based approaches.

Mon, 2013-11-18 08:26

EcoreTools 2.0: The Luna revival

EcoreTools is one of the prominent graphical modelers in Eclipse: it's pretty much the first step users discovering EMF are taking. Yet the project got little love over the years since the original team stepped out.

This is changing for the Eclipse Luna cycle as the Sirius project enables the creation of rich modeling environment very quickly. A complete rewrite of the modeler is being done with in the end :

Sun, 2013-11-17 07:27

Author Models Textually - No Matter How Big They Are!

We all know that real-life models become big over time. To support these big models, CDO provides a scalable model repository to reliably collaborate on these big models and to persist them in a database. But the conventional tree, form, or diagram editors are somewhat intricate. When authoring an EMF model, many people prefer the convenience of textual editing.

Fri, 2013-11-15 05:07

EMF.Edit: A Story of Adapters

So you need to build a Java application for desktop, mobile or web? You already know that EMF could be helpful in many ways because it handles the burden of writing the data classes (entities) and provides RESTful serialization of those data? Yeah, that is perfectly correct. But how does it help you with changing, or editing, your data? What is the point behind the so-called EMF.Edit framework?

Wed, 2013-11-13 11:57

Uses Cases of PolarSys technologies for Architects

In this talk we will explain how Polarsys technologies dramatically changes the way architects can work on complex systems.

By using the Polarsys and Eclipse Modeling stacks (Sirius, GenDoc, Acceleo, xText, OCL, ...) industry solutions can be created which fully fit the needs of architects (design, analysis, verification, simulation, etc.) in many domains (Transportation, Space, Insurance, Telecom, etc).

Mon, 2013-11-11 03:35

Modeling Symposium

The symposium aims to provide a forum for community members to present a brief overview of their work. We offer four 12-minute lightning slots to facilitate a broad range of topics. The primary goal is to introduce interesting new technology and features.

The following talks have been selected:

Thu, 2013-11-07 07:25

ESON the EMF Simple Object Notation textual DSL syntax, an alternative to XMI (formerly known as EFactory)

This presentation will introduce you to

EFactory is an Xtext syntax representing generic EObject models in a textual (DSL) syntax. It looks like JSON, but retains EMF's strong typing, and is in effect an alternative to XMI.

If all goes according to plan, EFactory will be renamed to ESON, and based on discussions with Ed Merks at EclipseCon Europe hopefully integrated into EMF (alongside Xcore, probably).

Mon, 2013-11-04 14:11

CDO: Satisfy Your Requirements Before You Even Know You Have Them

Suppose you must develop an application to support someone’s business processes and you accepted a set of requirements and agreed upon the underlying data model. Being eager to deliver, you employ the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) to generate the interfaces and implementation classes of the model. Then you implement your functional requirements by programming against the generated model interfaces and you think you’re done. In this session I’ll explain the ten reasons why you’re not and how you could have been.

You’ve overlooked the following:


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