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.

EcoreTools: user experience revamped thanks to Sirius 5.0

Every year the Eclipse M7 milestone act as a very strong deadline for the projects which are part of the release train: it’s then time for polishing and refining! When your company is responsible for a number of inter-dependent projects some of them core technologies like EMF Services , the GMF Runtime, others user facing tools like Acceleo , Sirius or EcoreTools , packaging and integration orient...

Graphical Modeling from 2016 to 2017: Better, Faster, Stronger

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 an...

⦏Breaking News Eclipse Sirius⦎ SiriusCon 2016 is coming!

The team is not only polishing Sirius 4.1.0 which is planned for the end of September, but also preparing for the ultimate event for the Sirius community aka SiriusCon ! We organized the first edition last year with the help of the Eclipse Fundation: a one-day free event with two tracks filled with highly specialized talks and sessions dedicated to discovery. It looks like we stroke a right balanc...

Psst, psst, you might want to submit right now for EclipseCon Europe!

Cédric Brun Build open-source technologies to enable mission critical tools for complex domains. Europeans have been slightly busy lately but now that the tournament is over no doubt many people will focus on the next big event in Europe: EclipseCon! The call for paper is closing in exactly one week (Monday, 18th) so don’t procrastinate, especially when you are French and are planning to take the ...

Ecore.ecore using EcoreTools

A few weeks ago I ended up on the following thread on the EMF Forum asking for Ecore meta-model formal documentation? . Ed pointed at some documentation which includes diagrams done with great care but done with tools from another era. As the maintainer of EcoreTools I had to do something about it, and so I did: All participants in the Ecore Modeling Framework implement the EObject's interface Tad...

Metamodel (Ecore) Design Checklist

Cédric Brun Build open-source technologies to enable mission critical tools for complex domains. This is an index page for the Metamodel (Ecore) Design Checklist serie, a condensed version listing all the rules of the article ( part1 and part2 ) for your convenience. I compiled the following checklist based on my personal experience, this is not exhaustive and I expect it to live and get richer ov...

Metamodel (Ecore) Design Checklist - part 2

This article is the second part of a series focusing on metamodel design (more especially Ecore models). Following the first part focused on some ground rules this second part is focused on slightly more technical aspects: scalability and Java. The general disclaimer still applies: Most of the checks stated here are very easy to comply with when considered from the start but might not be that chea...