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...

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...

Metamodel (Ecore) Design Checklist - part 1

Be meticulous with the model describing your domain! So many aspects of your tool will trickle down from your Ecore model that it pays a lot to pause for a bit and do some basic sanity checks. The Ecore model in the center is the basis for so many things! Eclipse Modeling technologies are enabling you to build graphical, tree or textual editors, connectors to import or export data, code generators...

Eclipse Modeling Package Neon M6 is ready for testing

The teams have been working hard and pushed many changes. I’ve been tweeting those as they went but I figured that compiling a list into a blogpost could be useful. Here are some noteworthy, this is not an exhaustive list and please if you think I missed something, reach to me on the mattermost instance before M7. Modeling Amalgam Thales contributed in Amalgam the building blocks to create views s...