Author: Jonas Helming

Developing software is a pretty abstract job. In many cases you don't really “see” what’s happening. Once a developer has completed a task, she/he sends some bits to the SCM and starts the next one. In open source projects several developers do this every day, sometimes at the same time, but they might not even be aware of it. Wouldn’t it be nice sometimes to be...

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This year we are again very happy to be hosting an Eclipse November DemoCamp in Munich. However, we are cheating a little, because it will be on December 5th. So let's call it the Christmas DemoCamp: Due to renovations we can only offer 80 seats this time, so please make sure you register soon, as we usually receive more then 120 registrations. You can register on...

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Looking at all the interesting talks in the EclipseCon Schedule, many people wonder which talks to attend. This obviously depends on the topics you are interested. So imagine I would only be interested in Eclipse 4 (e4), this would be my schedule: Tuesday Obviously I would start the day with attending the Eclipse 4 Tutorial. After the lunch break I would have some time to recover, but probably...

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This tutorial series introduces the new features and concepts of the Eclipse 4 Application Platform, as well as interesting tools and technologies related to the current major release of Eclipse. In the first three parts of this series we covered the following topics: the core of every Eclipse 4 application, the application model; the connection of this model with actual implementations; and the options for...

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Ed and I are organizing the Modeling Symposium for EclipseCon Europe. It is scheduled for the first day of the conference, i.e., Tuesday, October 23rd at 5 pm. 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 questions) to facilitate a broad range of speakers. The primary goal is...

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The deadline for EclipseCon Europe early bird submissions is approaching (July 15th). Before the submission deadline, the program committee will pre-select a short list of their favorite talks and publish these on the conference website. You'll get early notification that your talk has been accepted, and extra announcements that will generate interest in your session. If you want to be considered, submit your talk by...

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We have just completed a service release (0.9.2) for EMF Client Platform and EMFStore. The release contains small fixes to work on Eclipse 4.2 Juno (compatibility layer). Generally, the migration went smoothly and only required minor changes to the code. One fix might be interesting for other projects. The issue was that some context menus were displayed twice. To fix it you have to look at...

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In the previous parts of this tutorial series we described how to create an application model and link those elements to implementations. Until now we have only worked with one application model, however, Eclipse applications usually follow a modular design. In this part, we describe how to extend an existing application model with new elements, for example, adding a new entry to a menu. This...

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