Christian Dietrich

Christian is committer and co-lead for Eclipse Xtext and has multiple years of experience applying Xtext in customer projects and providing community support in the Xtext forum.
Christian Dietrich

Recent Posts

Becoming Xtext Co-Project Lead

I started using Xtext more than 10 years ago. Back then it was a small part of the openArchitectureware framework. I began using it heavily after the move to Eclipse and got a power user and supporter in the newsgroups and forum. In 2016 I joined the Xtext Committer team and worked on the framework for about 50% of my time. Read more >

Debugging DSLs in Xtext and Eclipse

If you build your Xtext DSL using Xbase for your expressions and implementing a JvmModelInferrer for the Java Mapping you get Debugging in Eclipse for free. But what about if your DSL is not using Xbase but maps to Java anyway? With the Tracing Code Generator in Xtext 2.12 and its debugging extensions in Xtext 2.13 and a few lines of Gluecode you can achieve this as well. Read more >

Git Pro Tip: Show Branch in Command Line Prompt

I am a heavy Git on command line user. Since I work a lot with branches it is important to know which branch I am currently on. Here's a nifty trick for all of you juggling many branches simultaneously. Read more >

How to get started with Xtext Language Servers and Che

Eclipse Che 5 has support for the Microsoft Language Server Protocol and so has Eclipse Xtext in its new Version 2.11. So let's see how we can bring them both together. Read more >

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