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This article provides an overview on how to develop a Eclipse Theia plugin and thereby extend the Theia IDE with new and custom features. Please note that there are two ways of extending Eclipse Theia: plugins and extensions. This article focuses on plugins, please also see our related articles for a comparison of Theia plugins and extensions and on how to develop extensions for Theia. Probably...

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In this article we´ll answer the most frequently asked questions about the Eclipse Theia IDE, the open source platform for building web- and cloud-based IDEs and Tools. This article provides an overview, quick answers and references to follow up reads. What is the Eclipse Theia? Eclipse Theia is an open source platform for building web- and cloud-based tools and IDEs. Possible use cases range from providing custom...

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Do you want to build a web-based modeling tool? Do you know the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and want to use its benefits in the browser? Do you want to migrate an existing EMF-based tool to the cloud? Then keep on reading! This article introduces a new Eclipse project called EMF.cloud. As the name implies, it is about using the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and the...

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In this article, we compare the Eclipse Theia IDE with VS Code. We focus on the scenario of using these technologies as a basis for custom extensions as well as for the implementation of a domain-specific tool. So if you wonder which of the two ecosystems/platforms you should build your custom tool chain on, keep on reading! There is quite some confusion going on when looking...

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In this article, we provide an overview on how to extend the Eclipse Theia IDE with custom extensions. We will show how to create a Theia extension, how it is structured and how to develop it by adding your own features. Please note that there are two ways of extending the Eclipse Theia IDE, one being extensions, the other one being plugins. This article is...

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You want to build web-based, browser-based or cloud-based diagram editors for your graphical (modeling) language? You want to migrate an existing diagram editor to the web? Keep on reading! In this article, we will introduce the Graphical Language Server Protocol / Platform (GLSP), which has recently been created as an Eclipse project. If you are familiar with the language server protocol (LSP), you might have an...

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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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