Author: Jonas Helming and Maximilian Koegel

At EclipseSource, we continuously drive innovation in a variety of open source projects to built tools upon. Our goal is to create, adapt, enhance technologies fulfilling the requirements of our adopters and customers. As truly global company, we do that in a distributed way and in our days, we are blessed with the communication channels to efficiently do so!Once in a while, we believe innovation...

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In this article, we compare Eclipse Che with Eclipse Theia and explain their relationship - their differences and their overlap. In fact - spoiler alert - both technologies do combine well and together provide a very powerful stack for cloud-based tooling. So let us start right ahead with the most interesting question: What is the difference between Eclipse Che and Eclipse Theia To answer that question, we...

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In this article we will describe the basic concepts of dependency injection with inversify, which are required to implement extensions for Eclipse Theia. The main two use cases are (1) to use a service or a class provided by the platform and (2) to contribute an extension to the platform. In both cases, inversify is the glue between your extension and Theia.Eclipse Theia is a...

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In September, Eclipse 2018-09 has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. It contains many useful improvements, so it is worth to update. It is the first release following the new release cycle with four equal releases per year. One of many noteworthy extensions is the new minimap view, which provides a complete overview of opened documents. It allows to browser files...

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We are happy to announce that with the Eclipse Release 2018-09, we have also shipped  EMF Forms and EMF Client Platform 1.18.0!We want to thank our continuously active team of 11 contributors (41 contributors overall) for completing 50 bug fixes and features. EMF Forms continues to be one of the most active projects at Eclipse with a very stable development activity:As announced during the...

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Eclipse Theia is a platform to create IDEs and custom (modeling) tools based on  web technology (Typescript, CSS and HTML). Please see this article for details about this new Eclipse project.One advantage of using web technology and more in particular Eclipse Theia is that the tool can then be accessed directly in the browser without any installation or client set-up. However, this only works, if...

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Last week, Eclipse Photon has been released, a new version of the Eclipse IDE and platform. It contains many useful improvements, so it is worth to update.One of many noteworthy extensions is the new support for code mining. In case you wonder what that is (you do not even find a definition on wikipedia), let us quickly introduce this new feature. The general idea is to...

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We are happy to announce that with the Photon release train, we have also shipped  EMF Forms and EMF Client Platform 1.17.0!We want to thank our continuously active team of 10 contributors (40 contributors overall) for completing on 57 bug fixes and features. EMF Forms continues to be one of the most active projects at Eclipse.We are thankful for all the feedback from our...

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We are happy to announce the first Eclipse Insight on Building Modeling Tools in Munich, on September 3rd (5.30 pm - 9 pm), registration see here. What is an Eclipse Insight? Eclipse DemoCamps in Munich have always been a great success and we therefore want to continue organizing Eclipse events in Munich. Nevertheless, we were watching the feedback given by attendees and want to improve. One frequent...

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