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 ...
A DSL Editor with ReactJS – Part 1
A Poor Man's Domain Specific Language Implementation – An Approach for Embedded Parsing and Evaluation
As a language engineer, you essentially have to deal with the parsing and the semantic analysis of (programming) languages. You get your hands dirty with carefully constructing compilers, interpreters, code generators, refactoring tools, and static code analyzers.
Xtext 2.15 released!
We are proud to announce Xtext and Xtend 2.15! As you can learn from the release notes (Xtext and Xtend), the focus of this release was on stability, quality and performance. Especially the Xtend Gradle build could be improved significantly and the integration with Eclipse 2018-09 works like a charm, now.