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 >

New File Wizard – einfach mit Xtext 2.14 generieren

Dass Xtext 2.14 in der Lage ist, einen New Project Wizard zu generieren, wurde bereits im Blog berichtet. Aber auch ein vergleichbarer, ebenfalls auf Templates basierender Wizard, um DSL-Dateien in bestehenden Projekten zu erzeugen, ist nun neu dazu gekommen. Weiterlesen >

Xtext 2.14 adds support for JUnit 5

Unit tests written for Xtext DSLs are typically using Xtext’s testing infrastructure provided by the org.eclipse.xtext.testing bundle. Older tests might even still use the deprecated org.eclipse.xtext.junit4 bundle. Tests for DSLs need to inject a language specific IInjectorProvider with an @InjectWith annotation. Additionally a specialized JUnit runner, the XtextRunner, is used with the @RunWith annotation to run the test.  Read more >

Announcement: Xtext 2.14 RC1 is now available

The Xtext team proudly announces the availability of the first release candidate for the upcoming 2.14 release.  Read more >

Xtend 2.14 – Unnecessary modifiers validation

In the Xtend programming language, visibility modifiers are unnecessary when they match the defaults. The public modifier is default on: Classes Interfaces Enums Annotatitons Constructors Methods The private modifier is default on: Fields Read more >

New Project Wizard: einfach mit Xtext 2.14 generieren

Wer DSLs mit Eclipse Xtext umsetzt, profitiert davon, dass die notwendige Infrastruktur automatisiert aus der Grammatik erzeugt wird. Mit minimalem Aufwand entsteht somit eine Umgebung, in der alles gegeben ist, um direkt mit der eigenen DSL durchzustarten. Eine Grammatik und zwei Knöpfe später startet man voller Vorfreude Eclipse und fragt sich zunächst, welche Art von Projekt zu erstellen ist. Diese Frage beantwortet Xtext bisher nicht und der Entwickler hat die Wahl.  Weiterlesen >

In five minutes to transitive imports within a DSL with Xtext

Xtext allows elements in DSLs to be referenced in several ways. One is to import elements via namespaces. This is done through the use of ImportedNamespaceAwareLocalScopeProvider, and allows the import of individual or, using wildcards (. *), all elements of a namespace. Read more >

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