November 2013

Visualize your ideas with Sirius

This month, the newsletter features Sirius. This new Eclipse project is a field-proven technology that allows you to create and to represent information in a visual way.

A modeling workbench based on Sirius provides a set of graphical editors (diagrams, tables and trees) allowing you to visualize and edit models from the Eclipse environment. The ability to test the configuration instantly facilitates the quick creation of a user's business domain workbench. The articles featured in this newsletter will explain Sirius in greater detail, show you how to get started and how it can benefit you and your organization.

In the last issue, we asked what version of Eclipse you use. We're pleased to say that 68% of you use Eclipse Kepler, 22% use Juno and 6% use Indigo. To the few of you that still use Europa, Galileo and Helios, it's time to upgrade! Download Eclipse Kepler

This year, we're hosting the sixth annual Eclipse Day at the Googleplex on December 18. You don't want to miss it. Check out the program and register here.

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What is Sirius?

Dive into this article to discover the new way to easily create your own graphical modeling tools.

Learn Sirius by Videos

Instead of reading a long article describing how to use Sirius, learn how with a few videos!

Principles of Sirius

Discover the basic concepts of the Sirius approach and how you can use it.

Real-Life Case Studies

Many modeling workbenches have already been implemented with Sirius in various fields and use-cases. Here are some noteworthy examples.

Eclipse Foundation Creates European Subsidiary to Support Growing Open Source Community

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the creation of a European subsidiary, Eclipse Foundation Europe GmbH (EFE). (FR) (DE)

Ed Merks

itemis AG

What do you do?
I work on the Eclipse Modeling Framework project at Eclipse, I am the lead for the overall Eclipse Modeling Project, and work closely with my colleagues at itemis AG as well as with best friend Eike Stepper.

How long have you been using Eclipse?
I've been using Eclipse forever, i.e., since before it was even available as open source.

Name five plugins you use and recommend:

What's your favorite thing to do when you're not working?
I spend perhaps too much time working on Eclipse, but when not doing that, I like to garden and to hang out with my friends in Berlin. When on vacation, my favorite thing is diving.

Mylyn 3.10

BPMN2 1.0

Orion 4.0.0

EMF 1.1.0

Code Recommenders 2.0.0




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November 1 - 30, 2013
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December 18, 2013
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March 17-20, 2014
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