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 >

Building Domain-specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend

Specifying the requirements of a software system and converting such a specification into executable source code is difficult and error-prone. Requirements specifications written in prose are often ambiguous and hard to understand for developers. Therefore, the process of turning this documents into software is slow and prone to error. Domain-specific languages (DSL) challenge this problem by defining a semantically rich notation to describe domain concepts clear and concise. Read more >

Pro Tip: Visualizing Xtext Grammar with Eclipse GEF

The Xtext grammar is the central component when developing DSL workbenches based on the Xtext framework. In case of complex DSLs, analyzing the graphical representation of *.xtext files can be useful to understand the structure of the defined grammar rules. Read more >

Becoming Xtext Co-Project Lead

I started using Xtext more than 10 years ago. Back then it was a small part of the openArchitectureware framework. I began using it heavily after the move to Eclipse and got a power user and supporter in the newsgroups and forum. In 2016 I joined the Xtext Committer team and worked on the framework for about 50% of my time. Read more >

In 5 Minuten zur DSL mit transitiven Importen in Xtext

Xtext ermöglicht das Referenzieren von Elementen in DSLs auf mehrere Arten. Eine Möglichkeit sieht den Import von Elementen über Namensräume vor. Dies geschieht über die Verwendung des ImportedNamespaceAwareLocalScopeProvider und erlaubt den "Import" einzelner oder, unter Einsatz von Wildcards (.*), aller Elemente eines Namensraumes. Weiterlesen >

Machine Learning Formatting with Xtext: Part II

Hi folks! Some of you might have seen my earlier blogpost on Machine Learning Formatting. It was more or less meant as an advertiser for the Eclipse Democamp Munich. As promised, here comes the follow up blogpost with more details. Read more >

Machine Learning Formatting with Xtext

Writing a codeformatter is boring and errorprone. I hate it because I'm lazy, but is there an alternative? Yes, of course! We're in 2017, folks! Read more >

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