Cédric Brun is the CEO at Obeo, a French tool vendor helping organizations face complex systems to reach their goal through design tool. I started as a software engineer with a hint of academia through a master degree. I got involved in open-source projects quite early through contributions to KDE or the Linux Kernel, I then joined the Eclipse community and I am leading couples of projects there (EcoreTools, Amalgamation) and I am a member of the Architecture Council. The itch I keep scratching is 'How can we make better and open tools, faster?' and that led me to domain specific modeling practices and technologies. I like to share my findings through conferences and happened to co-author a number of articles and research papers.

Executing, Debugging and Animating your model

Cédric Brun Build open-source technologies to enable mission critical tools for complex domains. As the Gemoc project is close to completion and as the question of animating the domain specific model with Sirius was asked to me quite frequently in the last few events I attended to, Benoit and I wrote a small article about model debugging (even featuring a short video). Check it out on the Gemoc we...

Obeo Turns 10

Obeo celebrated its 10th birthday a few days ago. If you rank numbers by their symbolic power the number 10 is probably pretty high on the list. It should at the very least makes you look back to what you achieved. In our case it also made us re-design our logo. Brand new logo for Obeo ! Oh, what a ride it has been so far. I actually had my first day of work at Obeo on the 1st of February 2006. Fr...

EclipseCon Europe 2015 is over but SiriusCon is coming!

EclipseCon Europe 2015 is over now. This conference is the one in which the “Eclipse Family” feeling is the most inescapable. The downside of this is that one might experience a slight melancholy when the conference is over. This tweet from Alexandra reflects quite well the mood This was a busy and exhausting week – especially for those like me who just landed on the old continent from the bay are...

AQL - a new interpreter for Sirius

TL;DR: we’ve been working on a new query interpreter for Sirius which is small, simple, fast, extensible and bring richer validation. It’s been released for early adopters with Sirius 3.0 but will be the recommended interpreter for Sirius 3.1 in October. The MTL interpreter ([/]) will be deprecated at some point, this moment depending on how fast the community adopts the new aql: interpreter. Back...

Sirius 2.0 : Under the Hood

This summer was quite intense for the Sirius team. Sirius 1.0.0 was barely out that development of the 2.0 stream started while report from adopters which are not part of the Eclipse Release train started to appear. That represents fixing more than 100 tickets since the end of june, a few for Sirius 1.0.1 which got published a few weeks ago (and is part of Luna SR1). From those tickets 82 are targ...

What makes EclipseCon Europe a good conference ?

EclipseCon Europe 2014 is getting close and it will only get harder to book hotel rooms and flights. It's probably time to decide whether you come or not. Let me tell you what you can expect from such an event : Getting in touch with the technology,  the people behind it and its users. I would argue that this is the main point of such a conference. Those 3 days are filled with presentations either...

Eclipse @Devoxx

I'm back from a full week at Devoxx in Antwerpen- Belgium. I was there to present the Sirius project and Eclipse Modeling at the Eclipse Foundation booth. (by the way, thanks again to the foundation staff !) It was quite fun to be there with Jelena Alter, Marcel Bruch, Julien Vermillard and Gael Blondelle, we had a good mix of things : Marcel for the Java developpers with Code Recommender, Julien ...