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At Obeo, we believe that modeling is the right way to help IT and industry engineers collaborate efficiently on the design of their smart products. Our innovative approach consists of building specific modeling tools that completely suit users’ business domains. Modeling is a means to an end: by using modeling technologies we make sure that such a tool can be defined faster, as well as deployed and maintained better. To achieve this goal, we develop highly customizable open source software, such as Eclipse Sirius. We consider that a modeling tool must be adaptable, flexible, and user-friendly. This year again, we worked hard to focus on that! As you may know, Sirius is the easiest way to get your own modeling tool and to do it rapidly. Indeed, it dramatically reduces the time spent on creating domain-specific modeling workbenches thanks to an interpretation mode that allows very short feedback-loops. In 2016, we invested time in the Eclipse Ecore Tools project to facilitate the def...

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That’s too sad! EclipseCon Europe finished yesterday. It was again a great conference, with inspiring talks and excellent discussions with different members of the Eclipse community. These moments with our community are motivating us to prepare the future of Eclipse Sirius.  So what’s next? What would we cook for you in Eclipse Oxygen? As we already said in our talk, we are already preparing the future with Sirius 4.1 when we introduce the DRepresentationDescriptor. This internal change has no impact on normal users: it was made as a first step to prepare for better scalability down the road. For specifiers and developers who wrote code that depends on the internal organisation of the *.aird files, you may need to adapt your code. To learn more about the Sirius roadmap, be sure to not missed Cedric’s talk at SiriusCon. I will also give a talk with Stéphane specifically about the Properties view feature, we will detail what’s possible with this new feature: Let Sirius automatically ...

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Do you ever feel that? This week I often dreamt I had the gift of ubiquity… I could replicate myself and be in several places at once. It would be a really useful skill to participate to EclipseCon Europe. I am angry to not be able to see all the talks I would have liked to attend. Happily, as every year all the slides will be available on the EclipseCon website and most of the talks are recorded and will be available on the Eclipse Foundation youtube channel. If you missed our talk yesterday, do not miss our slides available online.Lien d'origineAuteur d'origine: Melanie Bats...

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Wednesday will be a huge day for Obeo at EclipseCon Europe 2016. You will find several talks about Eclipse Sirius in the program, and one thing for you, you have to attend our talk about Sirius 4.1: Let Me Sirius That For You! As usual when I have to give a talk I am a little frightened but in fact I love this feeling which pushes me to do my best Our slides are ready, our demo is exciting, now we just need you at Theater Stage – Wednesday, October 26, 2016 – 16:00.Lien d'origineAuteur d'origine: Melanie Bats...

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What feeling do you never want to encounter in life? For me it’s Disgust! Nevertheless, I encounter it sometimes, in very special cases… for example when as a Java developer I have to work with the reflection API to fix some unthinkable problem.  As the team behind Sirius, what matters most to us is to be sure that our final users never feel this about our product. That’s why in each release we work on improving the user experience by enhancing some diagram behaviours. In the new Sirius 4.1 we focused on: Better zoom: In a diagram editor, the zoom with mouse wheel is now zooming on mouse location instead of center of the editor. Edges improvements: Straighten an edge: we have worked on some improvements on the diagram editor to offer a better experience to the end user. Sirius 4.1 comes with the possibility to straighten an edge to top, bottom, left or right. These actions are available on edge contextual menu Layout/Straighten. Display link between edge and labels: it i...