Model validation, diffing and more with

January 19, 2022 | 2 min Read

Do you want to build a domain-specific tool or IDE based on web technologies and embedded in Eclipse Theia or VS Code? Is your existing tool based on EMF and you want to migrate it to the cloud? Then this article is for you. provides the necessary components to build web- and cloud-based (modeling) tools aiming at a similar feature set, as the EMF ecosystem provides for desktop tools. allows the reuse of quite a number of technologies on the web including EMF itself and even EMF Compare for model diffing and merging, e.g. with Git. Further, it provides new concepts, such as the model server, that allows accessing and modifying model instances via a REST interface. We recently gave a talk providing an overview about and highlighting the latest developments happening in In case you missed it, here is a recording: is among the most active projects at Eclipse at the moment, with many new innovations and technologies coming from an active community, so visit the projects’ website!

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Jonas, Maximilian & Philip

Jonas Helming, Maximilian Koegel and Philip Langer co-lead EclipseSource. They work as consultants and software engineers for building web-based and desktop-based tools. …