Writing Eclipse Wizards
I’ve been creating a lot of Eclipse Wizards lately, and it’s quite a challenge to keep the code clean, understandable and testable. Eventually, I came up with a pattern that seems to work reasonably well. I document it here for my and everybody else’s benefit. Here are the key ideas: Eclipse Facade:I am not a […]
Programming for Kids – is Devoxx4Kids any good?
For a long time, we’ve been trying to recruit a talk about programming for kids for rheinjug – which has not happened so far, and which turned out to be surprisingly difficult. I just read about Devoxx4Kids. Nice to see activities in this regard. Does anybody know whether it’s any good?
formalmind Studio released, a free #requirements tool based on Eclipse #ProR
ProR is an Open Source requirements tool that has been co-developed by my company, Formal Mind. We just published our own distribution, called formalmind Studio, which also contains our productivity enhancements ProR Essentials. Of course it’s free, and you can download it here.
When to use WizardPageSupport: probably never (#Eclipse #JFace)
Admitted, what Lars Vogel shows in his tutorial looks tempting: Provide neat error messages in Eclipse Wizards using data binding. But as so often (unfortunately), the code is half-baked, and therefore barely usable. Data Binding works fine, but Validation, as described, sucks. In this particular case, WizardPageSupport works well if you have Widgets that can […]
Java & Files, IFiles, Resources, … (or: how standards proliferate #xkcd)
There are just too many implementations of File, Resource and whatnot abound in the Java/Eclipse/EMF ecosystem. Reminds me of this xkcd. And yes, I am just venting my pain:
A single develper can make a difference in open source – but will she?
Interesting Analysis of real data on how many contributions come from people outside the three top contributors.I was actually surprised how many contributions by "others" are done, but then again, Arieh mainly looked at big, prominent projects. I guess know it’s different for smaller projects, like RMF.
Well Worth the Wait: New ProR Integration Release (0.2.0)
The RMF team is proud to announce the i12.03 Integration build, which brings significant improvements both in the core and the ProR user interface. Please read more about this on the Formal Mind Blog.
ProR development continues (Eclipse OpenSource RE tool based on RMF/ReqIF) – feedback wanted!
I am project lead on the Eclipse Requirements Modeling Framework (RMF), which also contains a tool called ProR for requirements engineering (http://eclipse.org/rmf). In two weeks, we’ll start a sprint to improve the GUI. We welcome feedback, so that we can prioritize properly before starting the sprint. More details can be found here: http://www.formalmind.com/en/blog/next-pror-snapshot-coming-soon-please-help-us-prioritize We appreciate […]
Snapshot Build of Eclipse ProR (ReqIF Open Source Implementation) â€¢
The Eclipse RMF project has the goal to provide a clean-room implementation of a ReqIF tool. ReqIF is an emerging standard for exchanging requirements, driven by the German automotive industry. You can find more details and the download link at the Formal Mind Blog.