Improving Eclipse CDT Indexer Performance

Many of our customers have chosen Eclipse CDT as their tooling for developing C/C++ projects and they frequently complain about the poor runtime of the CDT indexer. I would claim that we (Java developers) are quite spoiled about the excellent performance of the Java tooling in Eclipse. Read more >

Specification-By-Example for Model Transformations

At itemis one of our core development activities in a lot of our projects is the specification and implementation of model-to-model transformations. In a large project in the automotive domain we have been implementing a huge code base of transformations to and from a common domain model.  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 >

Debugging Xtext grammars – what to do when your language is ambiguous

Xtext uses ANTLR to generate a lexer and parser out of your grammar. Technically an LL(*) parser gets generated. This means it cannot deal with left recursion and has an infinite lookahead. Read more >

YAKINDU Statechart Tools February Release – New and Noteworthy

We're happy to announce the new YAKINDU Statechart Tools releases: YAKINDU Statechart Tools Community Edition 2.9.3 and YAKINDU Statechart Tools Professional Edition 1.0.2 contain the following features and bugfixes. Read more >

itemis + TypeFox = Xtext!

Wie viele wissen, hat sich vor etwa einem Jahr etwas sehr entscheidendes im Eclipse Xtext Projekt verändert. Unsere Kollegen in Kiel haben sich entschlossen itemis zu verlassen und haben ein eigenes Unternehmen gegründet, TypeFox. Damit basiert das Xtext Projekt nun mehr auf zwei großen Säulen und nicht mehr nur auf einer. Weiterlesen >

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 >

Eclipse Xtext 2.11 is released!

The Xtext team is happy to announce the release 2.11. The update is available on the release repository. Eclipse independent libraries are published to Maven Central. We encourage users to upgrade now and enjoy an even better experience with the Xtext framework. Read more >

XtextSummit goes EclipseCon France

Xtext is a well known framework and highly represented at conferences like EclipseCon around the world. It is always fun getting together with people who build great software and talk about their experiences with the framework. In 2014 itemis decided to host a dedicated conference on Xtext – the XtextCon – to present more advanced talks on this special topic. We have come a long way since then... Read more >

How to improve your GUI design with usability tests

Developing and actually using a graphical user interface (GUI) are two sides of a coin. As a software developer, have you ever wondered how users of your application are getting along with the GUI you created for them? Read more >


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