Tag Archives: eclipse

State of Montana

Goals Lower the cost of building client applications Problem The State had a reflective database that was difficult to query The client applications were built on top of Eclipse (Rich Clients), and accessing the underlying services could be difficult The applications had to support multiple editors over the same content, and support non-conflicting concurrent updates…
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Debugging Trick in Eclipse

Today a friend asked me if you could execute an action in Eclipse on a breakpoint. I thought for sure that that would work, but decided I had to check before I said yes. Well… there is no such feature in Eclipse, but here is a cool work-around. Problem The problem that my friend had…
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WebServices in Eclipse

I’ve been teaching a few classes on Web Services lately and my students have complained that there are no good description on the net for how to get started building web services on Eclipse. I’m sure there are some, but I was encouraged to create one myself, so here it is. I also wanted to…
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Function Objects in in Java

This blog entry is really just a support entry for a YouTube movie I created today. A few weeks ago, I taught a course on plain old Java… The students had LISP background and raised the questions: Does Java have Closures? Well, it doesn't really have direct support for closures directly, but we can achieve…
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A course on Writing Extensions for Plug-ins

I created a e-learning module for how to create plug-in extensions for Eclipse. It is a sub-module from our course how to write eclipse plug-ins that I’ve not yet integrated. Many students have asked for this, so I though I’d make it available for them here. Anyway, if you are interested, click on the image…
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Xtext or EMFText… that is the question

I just finished a project building a textual DSL and a code generator for a client and after some intensive investigation, Xtext seemed the best alternative. Today, I learned that EMFText just released a new version (1.2), and it looks very promising. It seems I'll have to investigate the two tools and make a comparison…
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Xtext Valueconverter

I thought I'd share another little trick in Xtext. This trick is actually documented well at various places on the web, but to be able to do what I wanted to do, I had to pull information from many different locations. So… I thought it may be a good idea to collect the tips here…
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