Sep 15th, 2014

EMFStore 1.4.0 Released

We just released EMFStore 1.4.0. You can find the new release on our download page. A list of implemented features and bug fixes is available here. The most notable new feature is an improved Admin UI to configure Users, Groups and their access privileges on projects on the EMFStore server. We believe the Admin UI is now more usable [...]

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Sep 10th, 2014

Call for Submissions: Modeling Symposium ECE 2014

I am happy to announce that Philip, Ed and I are organizing the Modeling Symposium for EclipseCon Europe 2014. It is scheduled for the first day of the conference, i.e., Tuesday, October 28th. The symposium aims to provide a forum for community members to present a brief overview of their work. We offer 10 minute [...]

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Aug 27th, 2014

EclipseSource goes Austrian!

We are happy to announce that EclipseSource is going to Austria! Effective today, there is an EclipseSource division in Austria with an office in Vienna. Philip (Langer) is leading our office in Vienna and is bringing solid Eclipse Modeling Framework experience to our team with a focus on software modeling as well as model collaboration, versioning [...]

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Aug 26th, 2014

EMF Forms Rendering

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EMF Forms is a component of the EMF Client Platform project that provides a form-based User Interface to display and edit your data, a.k.a. the entities of your application. The UI is rendered based on a view model at runtime and provides an out-of-the-box experience while being highly customizable. If you are not familiar with EMF Forms yet, [...]

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Aug 26th, 2014

EMF Validation for Datatype constraints

After defining a model, it is a common next step to define validation rules. Often there is a requirement to have attributes with a restricted length or attributes with values in a specific range. Furthermore, it can be the case, that there are multiple attributes with the same restriction in different places of the model. To solve [...]

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Aug 20th, 2014

It’s the small things in life…

RAP TabItem Badges

… like tiny red circles with numbers on them. RAP 3.0M1 (to be published this Friday) consists mainly of internal changes, like getting rid of old API and IE8 support. However, we did have time to add this nifty little feature for the TabItem widget. Called “badges”, these small icons let the user know that [...]

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Jul 21st, 2014

(Yet) Another Charting Widget for RAP

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Maybe you’re familiar with Ralf Sternberg’s d3 widget for RAP (it’s part of the RAP Examples Demo). Like the name implies, it’s a charting widget based on the d3 library, which uses SVG to render its elements. I was interested in doing the same with the other popular method used to draw freely in a [...]

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Jul 11th, 2014

Migrating Eclipse 4 Applications from Kepler to Luna

The Eclipse 4.4 release, called “Luna”, was released on 26 June 2014. Since I participated in the migration of a couple of Eclipse 4 applications to the new release, I want to share my findings and also get feedback if other users found some things I didn’t come across yet. This post is focused on [...]

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Jul 4th, 2014

Do you know the SWT templates in Eclipse?

mainloop template

Often when I use SWT templates in a presentation, some people look amazed, so I thought it’s worth sharing. If you write SWT code and don’t know these templates yet, you may be wasting time typing the same code over and over again. Whenever you write an SWT snippet, you start with a Display, a [...]

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