Hardware/software co-design made easy using DSLs
Hardware/software co-design can be challenging. In this blog article, I am going to explain how model-driven development using domain-specific languages (DSLs) can reduce time to market and improve product quality in heterogeneous hardware/software environments.
How to reference UML elements from Xtext DSLs
With the Xtext framework, you can build DSL workbenches in just a few steps. However, sometimes you want to reuse model elements already defined in other formats or even in other languages. In this blog post I’m going to demonstrate typical scenarios when you’re ...
From the intern to Xtend Commit in 14 days
Get out there, they said. Taste the real life, they said. It will be fun, they said. And they were so very right! In catching an internship at itemis, not only a wish came true, I also learned a lot about software development in an open-source project.
Xtext 2.17 – The Java 11 release
The Xtext team is proud to announce release version 2.17 of the famous Language Engineering framework. 16 individual contributors have fixed almost 100 issues and 250 pull requests with ~600 commits – and that’s just in 3 months! Xtext 2.17 participates in the ...
Xtext 2.16 released!
The Xtext Team happily announces the availability of release 2.16.0. This release is part of the Eclipse 2018-12 simultaneous release, which is the 2nd release with the new quarterly release cadence. Besides stability and performance again, compatibility with the ...
Eclipse GEF DOT – Graphical Views on Xtext DSLs
The previous blog post introduced complex Graphviz *.dot graphs to add Eclipse GEF DOT-based visualization support to the Eclipse IDE. This blog post demonstrates the usage of the GEF DOT Graph View to add graphical representations to Xtext DSLs.
Benchmark your Xtext-based DSL with JMH
Performance benchmarking for Domain-specific Languages (DSLs) is rarely done at all. Customers usually do not want to edit and manage huge input models as the given DSL should provide a proper abstraction. Nevertheless, we have seen large performance differences ...