Andreas Graf

I am working at itemis as a project manager and business development manager (automotive) supporting and promoting the use of Eclipse and Open Source tooling for the implementation of integrated tool chains and the support of model driven (software) engineering.
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How to use a textual editor for the Autosar Adaptive Platform

AUTOSAR is about to release its new specification for the Autosar Adaptive Platform. According to AUTOSAR, the difference to classic AUTOSAR is: "In comparison to the AUTOSAR Classic Platform the AUTOSAR Runtime Environment for the Adaptive Platform dynamically links services and clients during runtime." Read more >

BMW builds AUTOSAR backbone with open source projects sponsored by itemis

On September 28th the 9th AUTOSAR Open Conference took place in Gothenburg. From an Eclipse/Open Source point of view, Bernd Jäger's (BMW) talk on their Symphony project is very interesting. Read more >

Analyzing AUTOSAR model with Xbase

AUTOSAR models can grow to be quite complex and finding your way around the model is often not very easy. A simple search within a model is often not sufficient for a complex analysis. Read more >

Tycho 0.24, pom less builds and Eclipse m2e maven integration

Tycho 0.24 has been released, and one of its most interesting features is the support for POM-less builds. The Tycho 0.24 release notes explain the use of the extension. However, there is a problem with the .mvn/extensions.xml not being found when using Eclipse variables in the “Base Directory” field of the run configuration. I have created an m2e Bugzilla showing problem and workaround. Read more >

Automotive MDSD – What pickle?

Over at the modeling languages website, Scott Finnie has started a number of posts detailing his point of view on the status of model driven approaches. He concludes his first post with the statement “No wonder we’re in a pickle.”. Reading that, I myself was wondering that I don’t feel in a pickle at all. Read more >

Considering Agile for your tool chain development

Developing and integrating complex toolchains in automotive companies is a challenging task. A number of those challenges is directly addressed by the principles behind the "Agile Manifesto". So it is worth while to see what "Agile" has to offer for these, independent of a specific framework (SCRUM, Kanban, ...) Read more >

VW Abgas-Affäre: Wie funktioniert die Manipulation?

Volkswagen hat Abgastests manipuliert und steht nun vor einer der schwierigsten Situationen der Firmengeschichte.  Die Manipultion wurde durch die US-Umweltbehörde (Epa) aufgedeckt. Diese hatte einen Tipp vom renommierten Forschungsinstitut ICCT (International Council on Clean Transportation) aus Deutschland bekommen. Weiterlesen >

AUTOSAR: OCL, Xtend, oAW for validation

In a recent post, I had written about Model-to-Model-transformation with Xtend. In addition to M2M-transformation, Xtend and the new Sphinx Check framework are a good pair for model validation. There are other frameworks, such as OCL, which are also candidates. Xpand (formerly known as oAW) is used in COMASSO. This blog post sketches some questions / issues to consider when choosing a framework for model validation. Read more >

Sphinx' ResourceSetListener, Notification Processing and URI change detection

The Sphinx framework adds functionality for model management to the base EMF tooling. Since it was developed within the Artop/AUTOSAR activities, it also includes code to make sure that the name-based references of AUTOSAR models are always correct. This includes some post processing after model changes by working on the notifications that are generated within a transaction. Read more >

EclipseCon Europe 2015 from an Automotive Perspective

As Eclipse is established as a tooling platform in automotive industry, the EclipseCon Europe conference in Ludwigsburg is an invaluable source of information. This year’s EclipseCon is full of interesting talks. Here is a selection from my “automotive tooling / methodology” perspective. Read more >

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