Using Eclipse Mita with YAKINDU Statechart Tools

Using YAKINDU Statechart Tools is an effective way to describe reactive, event-driven systems. As part of my master thesis I took YAKINDU Statechart Tools and implemented a custom code generator for the new programming language Eclipse Mita. In this blog post I want to show you how it works and how you can use it in your development. Read more >

Xtext 2.14 released!

The Xtext team proudly announces the availability of the 2.14 release. While the previous releases have focused on performance and internal improvements this release comes with a bunch of new features that will ease your life and make your DSLs even more valuable. We encourage to update to this release. Xtext 2.14 will also be part of the upcoming Eclipse Photon release scheduled for June 27. Read more >

New File Wizard – easy to generate with Xtext 2.14

We have already shown on our blog how to generate a new project wizard with Xtext 2.14. Now it's also possible to create a comparable wizard, also based on templates, for creating DSL files in existing projects. Read more >

Generating a new project wizard with Xtext 2.14

Anyone who implements DSLs with Eclipse Xtext benefits from the fact that the necessary infrastructure is generated automatically from the grammar. This gives you an environment in which everything is provided for developing your own DSL with minimum effort. A mere grammar and two buttons later, you can start Eclipse, full of anticipation. It first asks what kind of project you want to create. Xtext has not answered this question yet, so you have a choice. Read more >

Code Mining Support in Xtext

One of the most notable new APIs in Eclipse Photon is called Code Mining. A code mining represents content (i.e. labels and icons) that are shown within the text editor, but are not part of the text itself. For example, within a method call statement a mining could display the name of parameters, or an icon above unit test methods could be shown that runs the test on clicking it. Read more >

How to Integrate Arduino with Eclipse Mita

Developing embedded devices, especially for IoT applications, can be a very complex task and requires a lot of knowledge. In the last blog post of my colleague Thomas Kutz we introduced Eclipse Mita, a new programming language designed for developing embedded IoT devices. It comes with a concise syntax based on event-driven paradigms and abstracts from the underlying hardware.  Read more >

Arbeiten bei itemis: Wie sich Familie und Beruf vereinbaren lassen

itemis ist ein IT-Dienstleister – klar, dass bei uns der Großteil der Mitarbeiter aus Entwicklern, Projektleitern und Beratern besteht. Doch neben unserer IT-Abteilung haben wir auch ein Marketing- und Salesteam. Seit 2017 ist auch Joachim Teil des Teams – und außerdem Vater von zwei Kindern. Wie das Zusammenspiel von Familie und dem Job im Marketing- und Salesteam für ihn bei itemis funktioniert, hat er für den Blog erzählt. Weiterlesen >

Security Engineering in the Automotive Industry

In a world where virtually everything is connected to the internet, security is essential. This is especially crucial in complex systems: complexity is the enemy of security. Today’s cars are examples of such systems, they have lots of components that can be a security risk. Some exploits require physical access, some can be exploited remotely, via networks; some are due to problems in the software, others result from flaws in the hardware. Read more >

Eclipse Mita – Bringing software development for the IoT to a higher level

Software development for embedded IoT systems is not an easy task. In most cases, you’ll have to write C or C++ code; both coming with a higher learning curve than modern programming languages like Go and Rust. And in most cases, you’ll have to write a fair amount of lines of code to make an LED blink, the Hello World application of embedded software development. However, especially when you come from an application development point of view, the real difficulty lies in dealing with the hardware you are developing for. Read more >

Tailoring Enterprise Architect with Add-ins

This is the second of three articles in which I would like to discuss common issues (and our solutions) that occur when Enterprise Architect, EA for short, is used to create models that are processed further by other tools.  Read more >

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