I've checked through the forum and can't tell if this question has been asked before.
I've got Modisco along with my indigo modelling edition version of Eclipse. I've tried out the 4 or 5 Java based discoverers that come with it. Now I am ready to start creating my own discoverers but despite my searching I have been unable to find the API and some basic examples to get me going.
If someone could please direct me to this sort of thing I would really appreciate it.
Concerning the building of the discoverer themselves, there is no unique way to follow as it principally depends on the nature of the source language/technology.
However, one very important thing is to start by defining the corresponding metamodel in Ecore.
You can take a look to what has already been done in MoDisco for the Java, JSP or XML languages to have some concrete examples of this.
Ah thank you that helped. I had actually looked around there before and while I liked the look of that particular developer guide I also wanted to find the actual API. I see now that the API is there you just need to search for it.
Anyway I will get cracking on that now. For the moment I'm looking at trying to use a parser I already have to parse source files from disk. Should be fun.
The "released" documentation is embedded in a documentation plug-in (accessible through the menu "Help> Help Contents" in your Eclipse). The released documentation is also accessible in http://help.eclipse.org/