Author: Jonas Helming and Maximilian Koegel

In this article, we compare Eclipse Theia plugins with Theia extensions, with Che-Theia plugins and with VS Code extensions/plugins. In case  you are wondering what Eclipse Theia is, please head over to our introduction to Theia. In previous articles, we have described options on how to launch Theia and how to use its basic features, in this article, we will  focus on how to add...

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Last week, Eclipse 2019-09 has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. As 2019-06, the new release contains a lot of useful improvements and increases agin performance. Holger Voormann provides once more great videos summarizing the improvements in the Java IDE, the platform and in EGit, which we are happy to share (please see below) As always, in case you use our...

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In this article series we provide an overview on how to get started with Eclipse Theia. More precisely, we will describe how to easily launch your own instance, how to use Theia as an IDE, how to customize which extensions and plugins your Eclipse Theia instance includes, and how to add your own extensions and plugins (including VS Code plugins).  In case you wonder what Eclipse...

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We are happy to announce that with the Eclipse Release 2019-09, we have also been able to ship EMF Forms and EMF Client Platform 1.22.0!  EMF Forms continues to be one of the most active projects at Eclipse, with a very stable development activity. Again, we want to thank our continuously active team of 11 contributors (41 contributors overall) for completing 41 bug fixes and features! In...

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We are happy to announce that Ed, Philip and Jonas are organizing the Modeling Symposium for the EclipseCon Europe 2019 in Ludwigsburg. The symposium aims to provide a forum for community members to present a brief overview of their work. We offer 10 minute lightning slots (including set-up and questions) to facilitate a broad range of speakers. The primary goal is to introduce interesting, new...

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JSON Forms is a framework for efficiently developing form-based UIs based on JSON Schema.  It provides a simple declarative JSON-based language to describe UIs independently of any UI technology. Please see here for a jump start on JSON Forms.  In this article, we’ll demonstrate how you can get started with JSON Forms even faster by using the new Yeoman tooling. If you don’t know Yeoman, head over to...

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EMF Forms makes it easy to create forms that are able to edit your data based on an EMF model. To get started with EMF Forms please refer to our tutorial. In this article, we would like to outline a new feature in the 1.21.0 release: The support for simultaneously editing multiple EObjects in trees and tables (multi edit). In some use cases, you might want...

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Last week, Eclipse 2019-06 has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. The first notable improvement is the launch speed, especially if you run it with newer Java versions. So we recommend reviewing the Java JVM used to run Eclipse (not necessarily the same as used for compiling projects) and update e.g. to Java 11. Further, with 2019-06, you can launch...

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We are happy to announce that with the Eclipse Release 2019-06, we have also shipped  EMF Forms and EMF Client Platform 1.21.0! EMF Forms continues to be one of the most active projects at Eclipse with a very stable development activity. Again, we want to thank our continuously active team of 11 contributors (41 contributors overall) for completing 50 bug fixes and features!” We are also...

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