Saturday, May 15, 2010

Extending Groovy-Eclipse for use with Domain-Specific Languages Part II

A while ago, I wrote an article about how to extend Groovy-Eclipse for domain specific languages. It was always my intention to write a follow-up that included an example project. Thanks to some prodding on the mailing list, here it is, 5 months later. I finally have an example Groovy-Eclipse extension project available.

The code mostly speaks for itself, so if you are interested in how to extend Groovy-Eclipse, first read part I of this article, and then download the example project.

Here is the example plugin project that extends Groovy-Eclipse. Import this plugin into your Eclipse development workspace.

And here is a simple runtime project that uses all of the extensions provided in the plugin project. Import this project into your Eclipse runtime workspace. If you want to create your own project that uses this example, be sure to add the following project nature to your .project file:
Once again, the code speaks for itself, so there is nothing more that I need to say about it. Enjoy!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Vancouver Eclipse Demo Camp 2010

The Vancouver Eclipse DemoCamp is on once again! This year, it is sponsored
by the Eclipse foundation ( ), Tasktop Technologies ( ), and others (see p.s.).   This June 29 come out and showcase your Eclipse
based products/tools/research to a crowd of local enthusiasts in a casual
environment. If you are interested in giving a short (10min) presentation,
please send us an email and add yourself to the wiki.

Those who just want to stop by for a beer and see what cool new Eclipse
based technology is being developed in your home town, please register by
adding your name to the wiki as well.

Date: June 29th 6:30pm
Location: TBD  (Likely Robson Square as usual)
After party: 8:00 (location TBD)
Keep an eye on the wiki page to see the finalized schedule

Last year, we had a great turnout with over 50 attendees and some amazing
demos.  It's an excellent opportunity to get to know the local Eclipse
community.  Hope to see you there!


Robert (Tasktop) and Andrew (SpringSource, a division of VMWare)

p.s. - In previous years, the event was fully funded by the Eclipse foundation, but
this year (in part, due to the world-wide success of these events), the
foundation no longer has the budget to provide the same level of funding. 
We are therefore looking sponsorship from the community. If your
company would like to foster the Vancouver Eclipse community, provide extra
branding for the event, and a dedicated speaker slot, please contact us.