-            

News

Obeo - Uncategorized Category

September 9th, 2014 - Changes

imageHi everyone,

This is kind of a special time for me, as I’m about to leave Obeo at the end of the month. A little bit more than 4 years ago, I was a young student discovering the enterprise world in a start-up focused on model driven engineering & eclipse technologies. I knew nothing. Since then, a lot has happened in my work life, and I can only thank the Obeo guys for that. I have so many good memories that I don’t even know where to start… The blazing discussions we had during our “Geekussions” meetings, sitting between Ed Merks and Eike Stepper at my first eclipsecon, the first time I delivered a software on my own, feeling part of an awesome developpers team, when the eclipse project I lead joined the Release train, the stress and then the pride of my first talk… But why am I leaving then, you may ask? This has not been an easy choice… I think I had a declic while giving a Sirius training: I really felt as if I was skilled in my field. As a fan of Bret Victor, I knew that feeling competent was the worst thing that can happen to the young software developer I am. I know not much, and I want to learn new languages, meet new challenges, discover other application fields with new people and ways of working.

image

I have the incredible opportunity to join another startup, iRealite, as a CTO. Our challenge is simple: take brand new disruptive technologies (Brain-Computer Interface, Leap motion…) and find usages to improve the day-to-day life. You can subscribe to my new blog to discover new technologies & the APIs to manipulate them. I may also talk about team management & the day-to-day life in a startup. I’d like to finish by thanking all the Obeo & Eclipse guys I’ve had the chance to work with. I hope one day I’ll be able to learn to others as much as I’ve learned from you.

image


September 2nd, 2014 - modeling-languages.com - The open source IFML editor for Eclipse in GitHub

I’m happy that a first version of our IFML (Interaction Flow Modeling Language) open source editor for Eclipse is now available in GitHub. [...] The Editor has been developed as an EMF-based Eclipse plug-in using Sirius ("The easiest way to get your own Modeling Tool") to create the graphical modeling environment.

Via modeling-languages.com


September 1st, 2014 - Video - EclipseCon France 2014 - Validation on steroids: high speed for very large scale EMF models by Etienne Juliot

In this video, Etienne Juliot and Pascal Rivière explain how CNAV (French Social Security) is currently effecting a major change in its data collection system and EMF and Eclipse are at the heart of the technical solution designed to implement the electronic data interchange (EDI) channels involved. The talk was presented at EclipseCon France 2014.


September 1st, 2014 - Video - EclipseCon France 2014 - PolarSys in Real Life by Etienne Juliot

In this video, Etienne Juliot explains how PolarSys technologies dramatically changes the way architects can work on complex systems. The talk was presented at EclipseCon France 2014.


August 12th, 2014 - Introducing Dart Designer

tldr: Dart Designer is an open source tool to build diagrams of your Dart applications, more details on http://dartdesigner.github.io

Dart is a programming language created by Google in order to build modern and properly structured web applications. In a similar fashion as AngularJS, one of the main goal with Dart is to be able to build applications that you can maintain easily. With this in mind, I have started a couple of months ago to build Dart Designer in order to help Dart developers conceive their applications.

Dart Designer is built on top of the Eclipse platform (don’t run away screaming… just wait). For the better or for the worse, everybody knows Eclipse and while it comes with great features for Java developers it is a bit short on features for web developers (more on that later) but the core of the Eclipse IDE, the Eclipse platform, is a very nice tool to build applications. The Dart Editor itself is built on top of the Eclipse platform (see the code if you don’t believe me).

Dart Designer is not only built on the Eclipse platform but also on top of Eclipse Sirius. Sirius is an open source project of the Eclipse Foundation created by Obeo and used to create workbenches with various kinds of representations (diagrams, tables, etc) for specific domains. It has been used for years in critical system engineering in order to build tools for the development of planes for example.

My goal with Dart Designer is to provide a model driven development tooling for Dart developers (as if Eclipse and critical system engineering were not scary enough for web developers, now you’re in for model driven development too). For lot of people, model driven development is about UML models with its concepts like BehavioredClassifier or Stereotype, and all its diagrams. While UML may be useful for some people *cough*, it remains very abstract and far from the real world of most web developers. With a model-driven approach, you don’t have to use UML if you don’t need it, UML is just a language to express yourself, if you don’t like it you can use a language specific to your domain.

Dart Designer is based on a domain specific language dedicated to the creation of Dart applications. Among the concepts available in this language, you won’t find UML’s OpaqueBehavior or EncapsulatedClassifier, instead you will find concepts like Stylesheet, Package, Class, Mixin or even HTML pages. The concepts that you will manipulate in Dart Designer are either coming from the Dart programming language specification or from regular web application development. This tool has been tailor-made for Dart development!

Dart wants to bring properly structured and maintainable applications to the web. Well if model driven development with Sirius is good enough to help developing properly structured critical systems for planes, it should be good enough for web applications (see, it’s not *that* scary).

Dart Designer is a free and open source project hosted on Github. It is available under the Eclipse Public License v1 (tldr: do what you want with it but don’t change the copyright and publish the changes made to the original code). The build is hosted on Travis-CI and the project management is realized using Github Issues and waffle.io (everything is open). If you have an issue with Dart Designer or if you want a new feature, don’t hesitate to create an issue on Github. You can also contribute very easily to this project if you want. Dart Designer is also embedding the Dart Editor so you won’t need to manipulate both tools separately.

You can get it by downloading it from the official website or thanks to the Eclipse marketplace for those who have Eclipse Luna. Since the Dart Editor is also available on the Eclipse marketplace, the version of Dart Designer available on the Eclipse marketplace does not embed it.

The goal of Dart Designer is not to be able to represent everything that can appear in a Dart program. Just like with any other language, you create some poorly structured and ill-conceived applications in Dart using some obscure concepts of the language. I have no intention of supporting those features but if you have a real need which is not fulfilled by Dart Designer, just ask.

Dart Designer contains several kinds of representations to let you see various parts of your Dart application. In the Package diagram, you can see the packages that you are using like the Dart standard library package.

You also have access to Class diagram representations

The Library diagram representations show the dependencies between your libraries along with their content.

The Explorer diagram let you see your various assets and their relationships.

Since Dart Designer is based on Eclipse Sirius, we can leverage some of its great features. Your data are synchronized between all the representations. Change the name of one entity in an editor, it will be changed in all the other editors in real time. While your data are synchronized across representations, your representations are not synchronized with your data automatically. As a result, you can create several time the same kind of representation while showing different subsets of your data. It’s not because you are creating a class diagram that it has to show all the classes in your data. In all the representations, you can add existing elements or create new ones.

Dart Designer also comes with support for layers and filters in some kinds of representations. It also comes with direct edition for most of the entities available. For more information about what you can do in Dart Designer, have a look at this youtube video.

As I have said before, the concepts available in Dart Designer have been tailor made for Dart development. Today, the fourth release of Dart Designer, named Shielded Arrow, is now available. Among the new features of this release, the concepts available for users of Dart Designer have been expanded with the addition of new concepts dedicated to AngularDart.

In Shielded Arrow, you will now have access to a brand new representation to organize your AngularDart modules, controllers, components and more along with a new representation for the routes of your single page applications. AngularDart-specific resources will also be available in the Explorer Diagram and those new concepts have been added to the Class Diagram to let you see how your Dart classes interact with AngularDart.

AngularDart is a fairly new project and it evolves very quickly. Lot of things are not documented and since the project is not stable yet, things get broken quickly (for example, controllers may disappear in the next release). In a similar fashion, Dart Designer cannot be considered stable yet because the concepts used may evolve in order to catch up with Dart and AngularDart and to offer additional features. As a result, until the 1.0.0 release, which is not planned yet, breaking changes may occur. I will try to prevent breaking changes if possible.

In order to know which features are the most used by the users of Dart Designer, you can opt-in to send some information back to me. Those information only contain things like the version of Dart Designer used, the version of Java that you are using, the representations that you have opened, your language etc. I will use those anonymous data in order to know the most and least popular features of the product in order to find out what should be improved.

For more information on Dart Designer, have a look at its website, follow the project on Github and follow me on Twitter or on Google+.

Auteur d'origine: sbegaudeau


August 1st, 2014 - Video - EclipseCon France 2014 - Sirius + Xtext by Cédric Brun

Cédric Brun presented how Xtext and Sirius can work together at EclipseCon France 2014.


July 23rd, 2014 - Sirius: A Graphical Model is Worth a Thousand Words

Does your job consist in devising and designing innovative solutions in a complex environment?

If this is the case, you will need an efficient tool to describe your design choices, define an architecture, as well as analyze and validate it. What’s more, you must be able to communicate this work to various contacts: your clients, your partners, but also your development teams.

Sirius, an Open and Flexible Modeling Solution

Sirius meets this need. It’s an Open Source solution from the Eclipse Foundation that enables you to graphically design complex systems (software, business processes, physical, etc.) while keeping the corresponding data consistent (architecture, component properties, etc.).

To achieve this, Sirius provides you with a very easy way for creating a customized modeling workbench that is dedicated to your area of expertise and supports your design concept.

The product of a collaboration between Obeo and Thales that was started in 2007, Sirius is at the core of the Thales System Engineering workbench, which has been deployed in numerous operational units. Sirius is also the cornerstone of the IT applications design workbench of the French Ministry of Defense and underpins a technology used to create satellite applications for the European Space Agency.

What makes the abundance and variety of modeling workbenches created with Sirius possible is the great number of features offered in the standard version: viewpoints, layers, conditional styles, validation rules, navigation tools, etc.

An Open Source Project of the Eclipse Foundation

Available as an Open Source project since November 2013, Sirius has reached a significant milestone in the last months by integrating Luna, the new annual version of the Eclipse platform, released on 25 June 2014.

This goal, which had been set a year ago already, has been reached thanks to the outstanding work of the Obeo team in charge of the project.

Integrating the annual Eclipse version means compliance with very strict development standards and a stringent development process, guaranteeing the quality and transparency that have made the reputation of this platform, which is distributed worldwide.

This integration was the opportunity to go in depth and work on the product’s enhancement. A specific effort has been laid down on making the code modular to facilitate the integration of Sirius with other components of the Eclipse platform, such as Xtext. The performance, one of the team’s constant focal points, has also been improved in many areas to provide a better user experience and to allow for better scalability in order to support models with several hundreds of thousands of items.

Starting with its very first contributions, the Sirius team took steps to provide quality support and maintenance to the community of users (more than 200 replies on the forum, about 100 tickets solved).

As it is already being used by another Eclipse component, the Ecore Tools modeler, and by many players in the realm of industry and information systems, Sirius is now firmly established as a reference technology in the area of modeling.

To obtain assistance with setting up and deploying Sirius, take a look at our service and support offers.


July 23rd, 2014 - Obeo SmartEA 1.5: Leverage a Reliable and Up-to-date Enterprise Architecture Repository

Obeo is proud to announce the release of Obeo SmartEA 1.5, the latest version of its Enterprise Architecture Solution.

New Analysis Features

Because its approach is based on repository federation, Obeo SmartEA allows you to build and enliven reliable and up-to-date Enterprise Architecture repositories.

As they are freed from the tedious manual task of maintaining mapping data, architects can now focus on the basis of their know-how: understanding how the business works, developing target architectures that meet the business’ requirements and identifying possible trajectories to achieve digital transformations.

With version 1.5, it is now even easier for enterprise architects to analyze and interpret the data in the repository and communicate it to the other stakeholders of a transformation project.

More specifically, the following are but a few of the new features that will help you make better use of your Enterprise Architecture repository:

  • Export data to Excel documents
  • Generate customized reports
  • Navigate more easily and perform advanced searches in the repository

Obeo SmartEA also provides a great number of other improvements, especially in terms of user experience.

The complete description is available in the What’s new section of the Obeo SmartEA website.

Try it online!

To make it even easier for you to discover Obeo SmartEA, we have set up an Enterprise Architecture repository that you can access over the internet.

Without needing to install anything on your workstation, you can thus use any web browser to:

  • Explore a demo repository
  • Open the various views (diagrams, catalogs and matrixes)
  • Compare different versions of the same architecture

Démo en ligne


July 23rd, 2014 - Video - Eclipse Day Florence 2014 - Turning Eclipse into an Arduino programming platform for kids by Mélanie Bats

Mélanie Bats presented how Turning Eclipse into an Arduino programming platform for kids at Eclipse Day Florence 2014.


July 18th, 2014 - Video - Eclipse Day Florence 2014 - Sirius by Mélanie Bats

Mélanie Bats presented Sirius at Eclipse Day Florence 2014.


June 24th, 2014 - Eclipse Luna Release Train Now Available

Luna, the annual release train from the Eclipse community, is now available. This year 76 projects are participating in the release that includes 61 million lines of code and was developed by over 340 Eclipse committers. This is the ninth year the Eclipse community has planned, developed, and delivered a coordinated release that allows users and adopters to update their Eclipse installations at one time.

Highlights from the Luna release include the following:

  • Java 8 Support for Eclipse Projects
  • Support for OSGi R6
  • New Sirius 1.0 release
  • New Eclipse Paho 1.0 release
  • Workbench UI Improvements
  • Updated PHP Development Tools Package
  • Crowd-sourced API Recommendations

There are also eight new projects participating in the Luna release including Sirius.

More information and downloads are available from https://www.eclipse.org/luna/.


June 26th, 2014 - i-programmer.info - Sirius In Eclipse Luna

Eclipse Luna is released today, June 25, 2014. It has full support for Java 8 and among its new projects includes Sirius which allows architects to easily create their own graphical modeling workbenches using the Eclipse modeling technologies.

Via i-programmer.info


June 26th, 2014 - jaxenter.de - Eclipse Luna ist da! Das sind die Highlights

Eclipse Luna ist da! Mit der Präzision eines Schweizer Uhrwerks hat es die Eclipse Community wieder geschafft, ihr Simultanrelease zu stemmen, das dieses Mal aus stolzen 76 Projekten besteht.

Via jaxenter.de


June 20th, 2014 - EcoreTools 2.0 - The Luna Revival




With Eclipse Luna comes a complete re-implementation of EcoreTools, the diagram editor for Ecore. This is an important piece of news because EcoreTools is often the first step our adopters have to go through. Users are expecting to have a diagram editor to design a domain model. They are expecting this because they are used to this notation, they learnt it at school or university and even just this ubiquity makes it powerful in itself.




And that's why EcoreTools matter. And that's why EcoreTools matter even more for an organization like Obeo.

But then what happened ? Why did this project have been stale for years ?

How it all started


Let's come back to the creation of this project. The proposal has been submited in 2007, and in 2008 EcoreTools 0.8 was shipped with Ganymede.
At that time building such a graphical modeler was quite costly, even with the GMF runtime and Tools which were leveraged by the original team, going from a very basic diagram editor to a complete tool with a consistent user experience was a lot of work. And they tackled this work and had progress from version to version up to the end of 2009 when the company behind this effort got acquired and changed its focus. The project entered hibernation then.
Because it was a key component of the whole modeling eco-system, Ed Merks and I stepped up to take care of the project, leading it through the bare minimum so that it can be part of the release train and still exist. The plan at that time was to find other people interested in investing in it, unfortunately it did not happen and I can't blame them, as I said that was costly, an investment you could not do without clear gains to expect.

Then Thales and Obeo open-sourced Sirius within Eclipse : a complete tooling and framework designed to build rich modeling environment efficiently, also designed on our experience with the shortcomings of the GMF Tool project. Creating an Ecore modeling environment then became barely more work than maintaining its build. I already had a starting point as we built an Ecore modeler with Sirius before, but many things in this tool were not quite exactly as I wanted it. That lead me to rethink all the interactions to provide a tool which actually assist you in design a good Ecore model easily.

I started by inspecting the usages of "EcoreTools 1" or our own commercial modeler internally. At Obeo we are designing Ecore models all the time. We have customers which do need to design Ecore models often, we do consultancy projects in which the Ecore model is the backbone of all the tooling we are building, yet EcoreTools 1 was not used at all and our commercial modeler was almost exclusively used to produce diagrams for the documentation and deliverables. And when I digged deeper, I realized the tool was just barely helping compared to the tree editor provided by the EMF Project itself, and sometime was even "getting into the way".

I also wrote down scenarios of usage for the tool using personnas. Both these efforts have been enlightening : I could clearly identify usability problems and expectations regarding the tool. I came up with a few key points to focus on :

1 - making sure EcoreTools was providing more value to users knowing Ecore than the Ecore Tree Editor.
2 - making sure that EcoreTools will not make you "look bad" when using it with a customer

Ecore Support

EcoreTools 2 obviously allows you to design Classes, Datatypes, References and all the classical Ecore constructions, but Ecore is way more than that. There are different concerns involved in expressing your domain model: documenting, reviewing the referencing mechanism of elements, identifying business constraints, exploring the model... Specific tools have been implemented for these concerns and most of them are "opt-in" in a given diagram through the activation of a dedicated layer.

Documentation

Your Ecore model represents your domain. It's all about picking good names, but names are not nearly enough. Documenting your Ecore model is important and EcoreTools assists you with a dedicated layer named "Documentation" and a table editor to quickly go through all of your elements and document them.


Bi-directional references


With 2.0 the bidirectional references (also known as EOpposites) are displayed using the well known notation which comes from UML Class Diagram.


Constraints

Domain constraints can be listed directly from the diagram once you activate the "Constraints" layer. EMF will then use this information to generate all the required plumbing so that you just have to fill a java method to implement the actual check.




Generics


Ecore has been supporting Generics for quite a few years already, EcoreTools allows you now to express Parameter types and use them in references or operations.


Packages Dependency Analysis

Often domains have relationships to other domains, and this is reflected in Ecore models through direct referencing. But keeping track of those dependencies between domain packages proves to be hard in practice, you have to digg through every Class to see if it refers to something which is external. EcoreTools provides a diagram which is dedicated to see and analyze those dependencies.


And also a dedicated decorator for classes which are from another package.

Productivity

To be productive the tool needs to be at your fingertips. EcoreTools provides many shorctuts to make your life easier, especially regarding references and attributes. Typing "1" will make the reference or the attribute mandatory. Typing "*" will make it a "many". Just typing a name will only change the name, but typing ": someTypeName" will set the type.

You can't really discover those shortcuts on your own, so feel free to have a look on the documentation, but once you'll know them you'll be quicker in designing your Ecore using the diagram editor compared to the classical tree editor.

Many more things have been done to make sure the tool doesn't get into the way. All the references can be reconnected graphically, the modeler can be used in "full screen" with no other Eclipse views around while keeping a good usability, EcoreTools will take care of your GenModel too by reloading it when necessary.


Design and Feedback

From a graphical point of view I tried to keep the original visuals, only make them slightly more appealing. Colors have been aligned to the Eclipse Standard palette. Classifiers now have rounded borders, icons and text style are used to convey the difference between Classes, Abstract Classes and Interfaces.
Boldness is used for anything which is mandatory, blue for anything which is derived.
These are the kind of things you can think of if you can quickly turn-around and try in your graphical modeler, and Eclipse Sirius enables that.



A tool is helpful when it is giving you the right information at the right time. This is all about feedback.
EcoreTools 2 is highlighting in red any construction which is not valid. You want to know that as soon as possible.

But feedback is not always immediate, only if you enable the "documentation" layer to annotate your model, then the red borders will be used so that you can quickly identify elements which have no documentation.



How much work was that ?

Of course it is slightly biased because I know Sirius really well. I was actually part of the team building it for years now so anything I want to do in EcoreTools I can quickly see how I'm going to do it leveraging Sirius.

Nevertheless here is a typical change introducing the constraints support in EcoreTools, this is mostly about expressing, in the Viewpoint Specification Model of Sirius, what you want to achieve.

















No code generation is involved, my plugin defining the modeler is just a standard Eclipse plugin, I can use JUnit, SWTbot, Tycho, nothing fancy here is imposed to me by Sirius. Here are a few stats :

The diagram and table editors of EcoreTools 2 are representing less than 2700 lines of code.

Now what ?

This is the 2.0 version, freshly built for you. I think the net gain compared to the 1.x stream is already huge but of course the paint is slightly fresh, you might find issues and if you do please report a bug. If you like it, please tell me through twitter, google plus or the Eclipse Forums, this will be appreciated.

You can install EcoreTools using the Eclipse Marketplace, you will also find it in the Modeling Package which is shipped with Luna.


Auteur d'origine: Cédric Brun


June 18th, 2014 - enalean.com - Enalean, Obeo and Ericsson introduce the plugin Tuleap Agile Planner for Eclipse fully Open Source

At the occasion of the EclipseCon France, Ericsson, Obeo, and Enalean, join together to announce the upcoming release of Tuleap Agile Planner for Eclipse. Tuleap is the first Open Source tool for agile management fully integrated into Eclipse IDE. Ericsson, great Open Source sponsor, collaborate with Enalean and Obeo to build an Open Source solution, to fulfill its needs for agile management.

Via enalean.com


June 16th, 2014 - Eclipsesource.com - Sirius, Top Eclipse Luna Feature #9

As we get closer to the ship date of Eclipse Luna, I’m counting down the 10 features of Eclipse 2014 that I’m most excited about. Number 9 on my list is a feature that’s close to my heart, graphical modelling. The Sirius project combines modelling and graphical editors – an area that I spent several years of my life studying.

Via eclipsesource.com


June 10th, 2014 - Video - Interview with Etienne Juliot

Etienne Juliot is interviewed by nantes-just-imagine.com and he draws a picture of Obeo.


June 10th, 2014 - nantes-just-imagine.com - OBEO

A genuine "software factory", OBEO was born in Nantes in 2005. As a Publisher of open source software, the company markets its software solutions throughout the world.

Via nantes-just-imagine.com


June 10th, 2014 - jaxenter.com - The Arduino Designer: an Eclipse programming platform for kids

Children are curious by nature: they explore, question, wonder, and by doing so, learn. From the moment of their birth, likely even before, humans are meant to learn new things. When we are curious about something new, we want to explore it.

Via jaxenter.com


June 5th, 2014 - edmundo.lopezbobeda.net - Attending XtextCON 2014 in Kiel

One subject worth mentioning is the different talks that showed how to integrate your xtext editor into a graphical modeler/form field. There were 4 of them that specifically touched following subjects: embedded editors for SWT, graphical views, graphical modeling and Sirius integration. My personal favorite was the one on Sirius.

Via edmundo.lopezbobeda.net


May 27th, 2014 - Eclipse newsletter - What's new and useful in GMF

The freshly open-sourced Sirius project is integrated in the release train this year. It provides a new interpretative approach and comes with a Viewpoint feature.

Via Eclipse newsletter


May 23rd, 2014 - Highlights of EclipseCon North America 2014

EclipseCon France 2014 will start shortly! But before tell you more about this new conference, here is a short flashback of EclipseCon North America illustrated with some pictures and tweets.

Almost 600 people attended to the 2014 edition. With 14 tutorials and 120 sessions, the program targeted all the main Eclipse topics: Java 8, Internet of Things, Web development, modeling, etc.

Six Obeo representatives traveled to San Francisco.

For us, it was the opportunity to tell you all about the most recent Sirius project features: the 1.0 version is due for next June!

Goulwen presented the Sirius poster with: principles, key points and the differents case-studies.

The Obeo team was very active in the conference program, here are a few tweets about our presentations:

But the most popular session was the one hold by Mélanie with her famous Arduino cat based on Sirius!

EclipseCon North America is over, it is time now to prepare EclipseCon France 2014. So, we will meet again in Toulouse with several Obeo presentations and our booth. Don't forget to register!


May 23rd, 2014 - Obeo and Sirius at the XtextCon first edition

Xtext will hold its first dedicated conference, with a two-day period of presentations around this Eclipse technology. XtextCon will take place from May 27th at Kiel in Germany.

How the textual approach of Xtext and the graphical one of Sirius could be complementary? This is what is going to present Cédric Brun, he will give a demonstration combining these both technologies.

More about the conference: http://xtextcon.org/.


May 23rd, 2014 - Obeo at Eclipse Day Florence

The third edition of the Eclipse Day Florence will take place on May 23rd. It is the place to be to meet the Eclipse italian community.

Mélanie Bats will represent Obeo with 2 talks including one with the famous Arduino cat.

The first talk will be about Sirius, with introduction of the concepts, and then a live coding session to demonstrate how to create your first designer with a few clicks.

For the second talk, Mélanie will be accompanied by her Arduino cat based on Sirius. She will present how theses technologies could be used to create a programming learning platform for kids.

More about the conference: Eclipse Day Florence 2014 web site.


April 25th, 2014 - Eclipse newsletter - PolarSys technology vision becomes reality with Luna!

Sirius reaches its 1.0 version and makes it much easier and quicker than GMF to develop specific modeling tools (see the Sirius newsletter). This can be used to create tools that help visualize and analyze architecture constraints with various domain specific models.

Via Eclipse newsletter


March 18th, 2014 - Jaxenter.de - Eclipse für Kids

Arduino Designer: eine Eclipse-basierte Plattform für programmierenden Nachwuchs

Kinder sind von Natur aus neugierig: Sie erkunden, hinterfragen, wundern sich über Dinge – und lernen dabei. Spätestens ab dem Zeitpunkt ihrer Geburt beginnt dieser menschliche Lernprozess. Weckt eine neue Sache unsere Neugier, möchte man sie am liebsten sofort erkunden. Besonders gut geht das, wenn man selbst zum Entdecker wird, ausprobiert und dabei sowohl Erfolg als auch Fehlschläge erlebt. Nur so lernen Kinder den Zusammenhang von Ursachen und Wirkungen. Arduino Designer ist eine vereinfachte Eclipse-Entwicklungsplattform für den Arduino, die auf dem Eclipse-Projekt Sirius basiert und Kinder bei ihren ersten Gehversuchen in der Programmierung unterstützt.

Via Jaxenter.de


March 12th, 2014 - Obeo will rock EclipseCon North America 2014

Obeo will rock EclipseCon North America 2014

Back to San Francisco, EclipseCon North America 2014 will start next Monday a four-day conference dedicated to Eclipse.

Again this year, Obeo will be highly visible with 11 sessions in the program. Sirius, our new project for graphical modeling, will be particularly honored with 4 talks, 1 workshop and 1 poster session to meet our experts.

No less than 6 members of the team will travel to California to help deliver these sessions:

1 workshop

BOF - Let’s get Sirius - Etienne Juliot, Cédric Brun, Goulwen Le Fur and Mélanie Bats | Wednesday | 18:00

1 poster session

Poster - The Sirius Project - Etienne Juliot, Goulwen Le Fur | Thursday | 10:00

9 talks

Living documentation - Mélanie Bats | Tuesday | 10:30

Hitchhiker guide to Eclipse presentation frameworks galaxy - Goulwen Le Fur | Tuesday | 11:15

Sirius role-playing game: build diagram, table and tree editors in 20 minutes! - Cédric Brun, Stéphane Bonnet (Thales) | Tuesday | 15:00

ECoreTools 2.0: the Luna revival - Cédric Brun | Wednesday | 10:30

EMF 'N' Compare: rescue rangers - Mikaël Barbero | Wednesday | 13:30

Modern web application workflow - Stéphane Bégaudeau | Wednesday | 14:15

Uses cases of PolarSys technologies for architects - Etienne Juliot | Tuesday | 11:00

EMF Edit: a story of adapters - Mikaël Barbero | Thursday | 13:30

Turning Eclipse into an Arduino programming platform for kids - Mélanie Bats | Thursday | 14:15


Nearly 600 people are expected to attend this major rendez-vous for the Eclipse community. With 14 tutorials and 120 sessions, the program will cover the basic topics of the ecosystem: Java, modeling, Internet of Things, Web development, etc.

If you can't attend the conference, follow us on Twitter for all of the latest updates regarding EclipseCon: Mélanie, Mikaël, Stéphane, Cédric, Etienne and Goulwen or directly the hashtag #eclipsecon.

But even better (for French speakers), we invite you to join a webinar dedicated to EclipseCon.

Bon voyage à Mélanie, Cédric, Etienne, Goulwen, Stéphane et Mikaël !


February 3rd, 2011 - jaxenter.com - Eclipse Mylyn Intent Proposed for Documenting Your Projects

Mylyn Intent has been proposed under the Mylyn/Docs project. Mylyn Intent will provide an editing environment in an effort to capture the intents and design choices made during development.

Via jaxenter.com


February 20th, 2014 - Eclipse.org Newsletter - The Internet of Things (IoT) and Eclipse

Eclipse User Spotlight: Cédric Brun, Obeo

What do you do? I am the CTO (Chief Technical Officer) at Obeo. I'm in charge of the products, the technical aspects of the services we provide to our customers and the R&D projects. I manage a team of talented and diverse developers in a friendly environment, each one of them always looking for ways to do things better.

Via Eclipse.org Newsletter


February 18th, 2014 - Join the Sirius roadshow in Nantes, Paris or Toulouse

Roadshow Sirius 2014

Join the Sirius roadshow in Nantes, Paris or Toulouse

Sirius allows you to create a model and to represent information in a visual way. Fully Open Source and based on Eclipse, Sirius helps you to design your own modeling workbench, for any domain.

A Sirius roadshow starts by presentations and user feedbacks in the morning. Then, in the afternoon, supervised by our team, you will create your first graphical workbench on your favorite topic.

 
  • Roadshow Paris
  • Roadshow Nantes
  • Roadshow Toulouse
 
  • Roadshow Sirius
  • Roadshow Sirius Nantes
  • Roadshow Sirius
 


October 23rd, 2012 - Obeo at EclipseCon Europe this week

EclipseCon Europe

This week, the Obeo team will be in Germany for EclipseCon Europe 2012. 8 talks will be given by the team:

Join us from October 23rd to 25th in Germany and exchange with the Eclipse community. Conference website: http://www.eclipsecon.org/europe2012/


October 22nd, 2012 - Newsletter Obeo October

A new edition of the Obeo newsletter is available online here:
http://www.obeo.fr/newsletter/newsletterObeo201210_en.php

Obeo updates in this newsletter:

  • Obeo SmartEA 1.1 is available with a new website
  • Obeo at EclipseCon Europe
  • Obeo Designer MAIF Case Study
  • BPMN Designer available for download in our Marketplace

October 11th, 2012 - Obeo Designer Case Study at MAIF

This user feedback describes the creation of a modeling P&C Insurance Products at MAIF (french insurance company). The goal was to provide to insurance business experts a dictionary to specify their marketing offers and the characteristics of their products. More informations on the online Case Study.


October 10th, 2012 - Obeo at the Open World Forum 2012

Obeo will be this week at the Open World Forum. Gaël Blondelle will lead the track Open Source Communities for Embedded Systems. In the last 5 years, Open Source has gained more and more interest in the domain of Embedded Systems development. It now covers most of the industry domains from Telecommunications to Aeronautics, including Space, Transportation, Energy and HealthCare. The Open Source initiatives of the Embedded Systems domain go from Operating Systems to development tools areas including middleware platforms like Genivi. Some recent initiatives even address Open Hardware for Embedded Systems.

Etienne Juliot will participate to the track Open Source From research Labs to Enterprise IT where he will present Collaboration with AtlanMod research team inside Eclipse Foundation: path from prototype to an industrial project.


October 9th, 2012 - A Mylyn Tuleap Open ALM extension within the Eclipse Foundation

Enalean, software editor of Tuleap Open ALM and Obeo, Eclipse Expert, joined forces to develop an Open Source extension for Mylyn Tuleap. Experts in software engineering, the two companies will collaborate to offer this connector directly within the Eclipse Foundation.

Mylyn is known to bring an Eclipse plugin for tasks management. With this new extension, the developer will benefit from Mylyn capabilities combined with advanced Tuleap features without leaving his Eclipse workspace.

"We have been working for several years on the adaptation of agile methods. Particular, we have created within Mylyn the project Intent to simplify the writing of documentation up-to-date with any development artifact. Tuleap extension will go further in providing an integrated and agile solution for improving the efficiency of developers and architects." added Etienne Juliot, Obeo Vice-president.


September 19th, 2012 - Keynote by Gaël Blondelle at Eclipse IT 2012

Gaël Blondelle will be keynote speaker at Eclipse IT 2012 and will present "PolarSys: the open industrial revolution of Embedded Systems development" on September 20th.

This workshop is the seventh yearly meeting of the Italian Eclipse Community which includes universities, public institutions and industries, researchers and practitioners, students and professionals, all joined by the interest in promoting, experimenting, extending, and supporting the Eclipse platform.

More details on the website http://2012.eclipse-it.org/


September 12nd, 2012 - Obeo Designer Case Study at ESA

Frédéric Madiot published a blog post about European Space Agency research initiative to model Satellites Software Architecture: http://fmadiot.blogspot.fr/2012/09/esa-case-study.html

This post is based on Marco Panunzio's work on a software reference architecture (SRA) for on-board software. SRA aims at providing a common framework which can be reused for multiple missions in the space domain. SRA is implemented with Obeo Designer.


September 10th, 2012 - UML Designer 1.4 is available

A new release of UML Designer (1.4) is available. It comes with many improvements:

  • Support for all nested operations
  • Operation affectation for asynchronous message
  • Roles cardinalities display and edit in class diagram
  • Ability to create/delete/edit a String Expression related to a Property
  • EAnnotation creation/edition/deletion
  • Support for Default value on Properties
  • And some bug fixes

The complete release-notes can be found here: http://marketplace.obeonetwork.com/module/uml#release-notes

To install this new version:

  • Updatesite http://marketplace.obeonetwork.com/updates/od6/ (in category Obeo Network)
  • Or menu "Check for update" from a previous version


August 29th, 2012 - EclipseCon Europe, the schedule is live!

The EclipseCon Europe schedule is live and available here. Obeo will be there with 8 talks! Here is the full list:

Join us from October the 23rd to 25th in Germany for this conference and attend to our talks. EclipseCon Europe website: http://www.eclipsecon.org/europe2012/


August 27th, 2012 - Obeo Designer 6.0.2 is available

A new release, the 6.0.2, is available for Obeo Designer. It corrects several bugs. The content of this release is detailed in the change log.


July 18th, 2012 - Obeo is sponsor of the ESA Summer of Code in Space 2012

ESA Summer of Code in Space 2012 (SOCIS 2012) is a program run by the European Space Agency. It aims at offering student developers stipends to write code for various space-related open source software projects. Through SOCIS, accepted student applicants are paired with a mentor or mentors from the participating projects, thus gaining exposure to real-world software development scenarios. In turn, the participating projects are able to more easily identify and bring in new developers.

Obeo is sponsor of this edition and will help to mentor students projects. More information about SOCIS 2012:
http://sophia.estec.esa.int/socis2012/


June 27th, 2012 - Eclipse Juno Release Train Has Arrived!

As is the tradition for the end of June, the Eclipse community celebrates the release of the annual Eclipse release train, this year code-named Juno. This is the ninth year the community has shipped a release train, and each year the release gets bigger. Juno represents the work of 72 project teams by 445 open source committers on 55 million lines of code, and the participation of 40+ Eclipse member companies.

Dedicated news on the Eclipse Foundation website:
http://www.eclipse.org/org/press-release/20120627_junorelease.php

More information about Juno, the projects of Juno, and downloads is available at:
http://eclipse.org/juno/


June 26th, 2012 - Newsletter Obeo June

A new edition of the Obeo newsletter is available online here:
http://www.obeo.fr/newsletter/newsletterObeo201206_en.php

Obeo updates in this newsletter:

  • Obeo SmartEA, new offer for Entreprise Architecture
  • Eclipse DemoCamp at Nantes on June 28th
  • New version of UML Designer

June 19th, 2012 - Obeo will exhibit at the SYSTEMATIC PARIS-REGION annual summit

Obeo will have a booth during the seventh edition of the SYSTEMATIC PARIS-REGION annual summit. This will be the opportunity to discover our latest innovations and projects achieved in this cluster context.

The event takes place Wednesday, June 20 at the Palais Brongniart, Paris. More information at: http://www.events-systematic-paris-region.org/


June 19th, 2012 - Obeo at Solutions Linux

Obeo will be at Solutions Linux where Gaël Blondelle will present 2 talks:


June 8th, 2012 - Obeo sponsor of the Capgemini Architecture Week

Obeo is one of the sponsors of the Architecture Week organized by Capgemini from June 11st to June 15th.

During this event, Stéphane Drapeau will also present:


June 8th, 2012 - Obeo SmartEA, new offer for Entreprise Architecture

Obeo is proud to present its new offer Obeo SmartEA, for an agile Enterprise Architecture.

This innovative solution for Enterprise Architecture brings together your existing repositories and helps you to design your future architectures.

    Click here to visit the Obeo SmartEA website..

     You want to discover the preview?
   Please subscribe to our newsletter.


May 22nd, 2012 - Obeo Designer 6.0 is here!

Obeo is proud to announce the public release of Obeo Designer 6.0, the new version of its modeling workbench for complex systems. In particular, it brings an innovative collaborative mode to work simultaneously on business models in a distributed repository. An evaluation version is freely downloadable from www.obeodesigner.com.


May 21st, 2012 - Newsletter Obeo May

A new edition of the Obeo newsletter is available online here: http://www.obeo.fr/newsletter/newsletterObeo201205_en.php

This newsletter is fully dedicated to the version of Obeo Designer.


April 26th, 2012 - Eclipse Day Toulouse on May 24th

Bannière Eclipse Day Toulouse

The European Eclipse community is glad to invite you in Toulouse on May 24th for an Eclipse Day organized by Obeo and Sierra Wireless.

In the spirit of the former Eclipse Days in Toulouse we proudly announce an great line-up of speakers talking about:

  • News from Eclipse, with a presentation of e4, Tycho
  • Eclipse for IT with Talend, JBoss tools, eGit, Gerrit
  • Embedded Systems development with presentations abouts Polarsys, Topcased, the Auto IWG, Eclipse Modeling
  • M2M with Paho, MQTT, Koneki, to understand the role of Eclipse in the domain of the Internet of Things
  • Case studies about the Business Models around Eclipse.

Have a look at the program on the EDT 2012 web site and register quickly.


April 24th, 2012 - EclipseCon 2012 minutes

The Obeo team participated to EclipseCon 2012. Thanks to the minutes byStéphane Bégaudeau you could learn more on the content of this conference:


April 3rd, 2012 - Webinar : What happened at EclipseCon 2012, April 10 at 3PM

Obeo organizes a free webinar, in french, to share its feedbacks following EclipseCon 2012 which ended last week. It will take place April 10th at 3PM (Paris time). Registration is done online on the following link: http://www.obeo.fr/event/webinar20120410.html

EclipseCon 2012 was a great success with lots of announcements and exciting new projects. If you could not got there or you didn't success to fork yourself to see every talks, this webinar will help you to have an overview of the event and the upcoming technologies for Eclipse Juno. As lots of materials on EclipseCon are already available in English and in a view to increase their visibility to the french community, this webinar will be in French.

The webinar will last one hour and will be presented in chronological order, as if you were there from Sunday to Thursday. A place will be given also to the OMG meeting taking place at the same time and where the French community was particularly important. This event is interactive, so you can ask your questions during the session.

Join us April 10th at 3:00 p.m. on the following link: http://www.obeo.fr/event/webinar20120410.html


March 29th, 2012 - Obeo Designer at the Hot New Product Showcase

Obeo Designer was presented during the Hot New Product Showcase at Eclipse Con 2012.

Etienne presented plenty of demos of new technologies. The challenge to take up with the attendees was to create in live and in a few minutes a good looking graphical designer adapted to the visitor's choices.

To explain its features in a funny way, the following creative presentation was realized:



March 23rd, 2012 - Obeo at EclipseCon 2012

Logo EclipseCon 2012

From March 26th, there will be the yearly main conference and meeting of the Eclipse community. Obeo will obviously be there with several of our members. The conference left the California for the capital Washington. If you are there, come and attend one of our presentations:

The day before EclipseCon beginning, the Eclipse foundation and OMG organize a Workshop on Eclipse Open Source Software and OMG Open Specifications. In this context, Stéphane Bégaudeau will present Acceleo with  And You Thought You Knew Template Based Generators...?

More information at http://eclipsecon.org


March 9th, 2012 - Obeo Designer 5.0.10 is available

A new release, the 5.0.10, is available for Obeo Designer. It corrects several bugs. The content of this release is detailed in the change log.


March 8th, 2012 - Call for papers the First Workshop on Academics Modeling with Eclipse

The First Workshop on Academics Modeling with Eclipse will take place in Lyngby (DK), July 2nd, 2012. It is co-located with ECMFA'12. The aim of this workshop is to provide a venue where developers of research-oriented MDE tools built on top of Eclipse can demonstrate the most recent developments in their tools, provide insights on issues encountered when using these tools in practice, obtain feedback, exchange expertise, and engage in fruitful discussions with like-minded researchers. The workshop will also help bring together tool developers and existing or candidate users.

If you are you doing academic research using Eclipse Modeling Technologies do not hesitate to submit to this workshop. The paper submission deadline is April 16th, 2012.

More information


March 7th, 2012 - Obeo launches the research project TEAP

Obeo with Capgemini, DCNS and INRIA launches the collaborative research project "TEAP", accompanied by Atlanpole, labeled by the Images & Réseaux region cluster and selected through the call for projects FUI 13. TEAP stands for TOGAF Enterprise Architecture Platform.

The TEAP project aims to build an Enterprise Architecture platform based on the TOGAF9 standard. It will provide tool support for the reverse engineering of the enterprise's legacy systems to extract the current architecture and predefined transformation paths for its modernization and governance, which will facilitate its adoption by end users.

Announcement by Atlanpole (in french)


February 23rd, 2012 - Obeo at Embedded World Conference 2012

Logo Embedded World Conference 2012

Embedded World Conference will take place from 28/02 to 01/03 in Nuremberg, Germany. The 2012 edition will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event which has become a major time for the embedded systems community.

Gaël Blondelle will present on March 1st at 16:00 the talk Using Open Source strategies to tackle very long term support issues for Embedded Software. This work is related to our offer of Long Term Support around Eclipse and also our activities in the context of Polarsys and the European research project OPEES.

February 22nd, 2012 - February Obeo Newsletter

The Obeo newsletter of February is now online here: http://www.obeo.fr/newsletter/newsletterObeo201202_fr.php (in french)

You will discover in this newsletter:

  • The Obeo Marketplace, exchanges and downloads platform
  • Obeo at EclipseCon 2012
  • Embedded World Conference conference
  • The HR corner


February 1st, 2012 - The Sonar ABAP product v1.1 is out

A new release of the Sonar ABAP product is now available. This version brings 15 new rules and improvements on the parser. More details


January 31st, 2012 - Obeo Designer 5.0.8 is available

A new release, the 5.0.8, is available for Obeo Designer. It corrects several bugs. The content of this release is detailed in the change log.


January 30th, 2012 - Obeo at ERTS² 2012 conference

Obeo will be this week at the ERTS² conference. The ERTS² Congress is a unique European cross sector event on Embedded Software and Systems, a platform for top-level scientific with representatives from universities, research centers and industries. The previous editions gathered more than 100 talks, 500 participants and 60 exhibitors.

Frédéric Thomas will participate to the talk: Interoperability between Risk Assessment and System Design for Railway Safety Critical Signalling System Development with Marielle Doche-Petit (Systerel) and Fabien Belmonte (Alstom Transport). More information.

During the session on Open Source business models, Gaël Blondelle will present: "Polarsys, new generation of Open Source organization, targets long-term availability of engineering tools for Embedded Systems" with several partners of the Opees project. More information.


January 19th, 2012 - Obeo Designer 5.0.7 is available

A new release, the 5.0.7, is available for Obeo Designer. It corrects several bugs on Viewpoint. The content of this release is detailed in the change log.


January 6th, 2012 - Acceleo Premium webinars

Several Acceleo Premium webinars are planned in the coming days:

With Acceleo Premium, Obeo now provides a complete maintenance and support offer for projects using Acceleo enhanced with traceability. Please register at: Acceleo Premium Webinars


January 5th, 2012 - Best wishes for 2012!


December 5th, 2011 - Obeo at CSDM conference

This week, the CSDM conference takes place at Paris from December 7th to December 9th. Obeo is sponsor of this event. Alstom and Obeo will present the talk "Performing Safety analyses and SysML designs conjointly : a viewpoint matter". If you plan to attend, please meet us to exchange about system engineering topics.

Complex Systems Design & Management (CSDM) is an European academic-industrial conference dedicated to all academic researchers and industrial actors working on complex industrial systems engineering.

Frédéric Thomas (Obeo) and Fabien Belmonte (Alstom Transport Information Solution) will present, on Friday 9th at 12:00: Performing Safety analyses and SysML designs conjointly : a viewpoint matter


December 5th, 2011 - Obeo Designer Roadshow at Lille on December, 6th

Don't miss the last stage of Obeo Designer roadshow 2011 at Lille on December, 6th. Proxiad and Capgemini will provide some user feedbacks. More information at: http://www.obeodesigner.com/roadshow/roadshowlille

Both managers and architects are adressed by this event. This day is divided into two parts:

  • A first half day oriented presentations and experience sharing. The user feedback shows concrete use cases of partners or end users.
  • A second half day oriented tutorials where the challenge of creating your first modeling workbench will be proposed to you. Come with your computer and create your modeler from your own example or a provided scenario by us.

You can freely choose to participate in the morning and/or the afternoon at the registration time. The registration is free. Seats are limited, be sure to book yours now! For more information and to register, visit our website: www.obeodesigner.com/roadshow


26 October 2011 - Obeo at EclipseCon Europe

EclipseCon Europe will take place from November 2nd to 4th in Germany. If you are there you will surely have the opportunity to attend one of our presentations and to meet our many participants. Not to miss any of our presentations here a detailed agenda:

Time Slot Presenter Title Session Type
2 November 09:00 - 12:30 Mariot Chauvin What every Eclipse Developer should know about EMF Tutorial [3.5 hours]
2 November 16:30 - 17:00 Stéphane Bégaudeau And you thought you knew Template Based Generators? Standard [25 minutes]
3 November 09:00 - 09:30 Goulwen Le Fur Scientific application redesign in oil industry with Eclipse Modeling Standard [25 minutes]
3 November 10:30 - 11:30 Mariot Chauvin Collaborative Modeling : the New Deal Extended [55 minutes]
3 November 11:30 - 12:00 Gaël Blondelle The Making of the OPEES Industrial Working Group Standard [25 minutes]
3 November 15:30 - 16:00 Frédéric Thomas Eclipse for Railway Safety Engineering Standard [25 minutes]
3 November 16:00 - 16:30 Mikaël Barbero What the heck are logical models? Standard [25 minutes]
4 November 11:30 - 12:00 Alex Lagarde Create useful documentation with Mylyn Intent : a step further in Application Life-cycle Management Standard [25 minutes]
4 November 15:00 - 15:30 Mikaël Barbero EMFCompare improvements: fulfilling requirements of the Modeling Platform Working Group Standard [25 minutes]


September 21st, 2011 - Obeo at the Open World Forum conference

Goulwen Le Fur and Gaël Blondelle will participate to the Open World Forum conference from September 22 to September 24 in Paris.

Gaël will present on Thursday (September 22) OPEES : LEVERAGING OPEN SOURCE FOR VERY LONG TERM SUPPORT AVAILABILITY at 15:20 et OPEN SOURCE IS GOOD FOR INDUSTRY at 16:45.

In the Java developpers session on Friday (September 23), Goulwen will present ACCELEO TO GENERATE JAVA EE APPLICATIONS.


September 8th, 2011 - Back to work for Obeo Designer roadshows!

Obeo Designer Roadshow

The Obeo Designer roadshows have started at the end of June in Toulouse and Brest, with a good dose of humor and lots of positive feedback. It is already time to return back to work for the roadshows. On September the 21st at Paris and on September the 27th at Nantes, we are preparing for you to discover Obeo Designer and to build the first version of your own customized modeling tool!

Managers and architects are both addressed by these events. The day will be divided in two parts:

  • A first half day oriented presentations and experience sharing. User feedback will show concrete use cases of partners or end users alike. The morning ends with a roundtable.
  • A second half day oriented tutorials where the challenge of creating your first modeling workbench will be proposed to you. Come with your computer and create the modeler for either your own example, or a scenario provided by us.

Agenda:

You can freely choose to participate in the morning and/or the afternoon at the registration time. The registration is free. Seats are limited, be sure to book yours now! For more information and to register, visit our website: www.obeodesigner.com/roadshow


September 8th, 2011 - Time travel with Eclipse

Long Term Support

Eclipse technologies are now widely used. However, the projects of the Eclipse release train are supported only for one year. With the new offer Long Term Support, Obeo allows you to get Long Term Support for mainstream Eclipse technologies. Obeo Long Term Support, this is an unlimited maintenance and support up to 10 years for your deployed release. Among the supported components, here are: Acceleo, EMF, CDO, GMF Runtime, etc. This coaching is done by Obeo experts for a company or business unit wide deployment.

Please visit our website to find more details about the service: Long Term Support Section


September 08th, 2011 - Acceleo Premium is out

Acceleo Premium

Acceleo is become the reference solution of the Eclipse Foundation for code generation. Boosted by more than 300 000 downloads, Obeo proposes from now the Acceleo Premium offer. This service will help you to secure your code generation projects thanks to an unlimited support and maintenance. Acceleo Premium will also help you to save time with traceability features and this is a price suited to your project.

Please visit our website to find more details about the service: Acceleo Premium Section


June 28th, 2011 - Eclipse DemoCamp Nantes, June 30th

This week the second edition on the Eclipse DemoCamp will take place at the Ecole des Mines de Nantes.

Even if Nantes is specialized in Eclipse modeling technologies, we have this year an existing program with a good mix of modeling and non-modeling talks.

  • MoDisco & ATL
  • EMF Facet
  • EEF
  • Memory Analyzer
  • Tycho
  • EGit

If you want to attend, please update the wiki page: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_DemoCamps_Indigo_2011/Nantes


June 28th, 2011 - Eclipse Indigo is now available

With Eclipse Indigo, some results of our works have been officialy integrated in the platform. Here are the main:

  • Acceleo 3.1 integrates code generation into Ant and Maven build chains, and includes improved generator editing facilities.
  • Eclipse Extended Editing Framework (EEF) 1.0 generates advanced and good-looking EMF editors in one click.
  • EMF Compare 1.2 brings dedicated UML support and is more fully integrated with the SCM.

To try this version you can visit our page dedicated to this event.


June 6th, 2011 - Obeo Designer Roadshow: Free technical workshops in France from June

Obeo Designer Roadshow

To celebrate the new version version of Obeo Designer, Obeo organizes a roadshow in France to discover and try DSLs, Viewpoints, and news features of Obeo Designer 5.0.

Both managers and architects are adressed by this event. This day is divided into two parts:

  • A first half day oriented presentations and experience sharing. The user feedback shows concrete use cases of partners or end users. The morning ends with a roundtable.
  • A second half day oriented tutorials where the challenge of creating your first modeling workbench will be proposed to you. Come with your computer and create your modeler from your own example or a provided scenario by us.

Agenda:

You can freely choose to participate in the morning and/or the afternoon at the registration time. The registration is free. Seats are limited, be sure to book yours now! For more information and to register, visit our website: www.obeodesigner.com/roadshow


May 27th, 2011 - Participate to the Webinar Feedbacks from EclipseCon 2011

EclipseCon 2011 was a great success with lots of announcements and exciting new projects. If you could not got there or you didn't success to fork yourself to see every talks, this webinar will help you to have an overview of the event and the upcoming technologies for Eclipse Indigo. As lots of materials on EclipseCon are already available in English and in a view to increase their visibility to the french community, this webinar will be in French.

To participate please subscribe here: http://live.eclipse.org/node/1030


March 18st, 2011 - Meet Obeo at EclipseCon 2011!

EclipseCon Logo

EclipseCon 2011 starts next week. This year, Obeo will be well represented with five of us going to Santa-Clara:

  • Etienne Juliot
  • Cédric Brun
  • Mariot Chauvin
  • Mikaël Barbero
  • Frédéric Madiot

The program will be very intensive for Obeo with seven talks to give:

We are also in competion with five Eclipse Community Awards finalists:

  • Obeo Designer for the Best Modeling Tool
  • EEF for the Most Innovative New Feature or Eclipse Project
  • Modeling Amalgamation for the Most Open Project
  • Laurent Goubet (Acceleo committer) for Top Committer
  • Cedric Brun for Top Newcomer Evangelist

The blog post by Frédéric: How to follow Obeo at EclipseCon 2011.


March 11st, 2011 - Obeo Designer 5.0 is out!

Obeo is pleased to announce Obeo Designer 5.0.

Obeo Designer helps you in ensuring your business by simply creating your own modeling tools with designers and code generators.

Create Your Own Language: With Obeo Designer, business managers and software architects have the ability to define and share a common language (DSL) and taxonomy, each in their functions and roles.

Create Your Own Designers: Originally designed to better control the complex systems of large companies, Obeo Designer makes it design a breeze with its unique "multi viewpoint approach", exclusive on the market. It provides an integrated environment to design graphical viewpoints and representations.

Create Your Own Generators: With Obeo Designer, we bring you the tooling to create your own documentation and code generators. These tools can produce the right code, consistent, fast and secure while relieving the developer of some cumbersome implementation details. Obeo Designer also brings along advanced traceability features for code generation. It will detect and correct all incoherences and synchronization problems between your application code and your models.

What's new in Obeo Designer

Obeo Designer 5.0 integrates Acceleo 3.0 as the solution for code generation and features for synchronization between models and generated code. Acceleo is an official project of the Eclipse Foundation since 2009 and has become the reference solution for the Eclipse code generation. The new version implements the OMG's Model-to-text specification. On the Viewpoint side, several new representations are now available: sequences diagrams, and trees.

The latest version introduces:

  • Trees representation. Trees allow to bring a hierarchical viewpoint of datas, as they can provide a lot of informations in a clear and concise way.
  • Sequences Diagrams with all the complex constructions (inspired from UML).
  • Possibility to document the Viewpoint, Representation Description and Layer for the end-user.
  • Quick search from a diagram.
  • Acceleo 3.0 with most of the features that can be expected from a top quality code generator IDE.
  • Obeo Traceability now compatible with Acceleo 3.0.
  • Last version of EMF Compare and ATL.
  • Eclipse 3.6 as the reference platform.
  • And many others improvements available in New & Noteworthy section.

 

To start a free trial and for more product information, visit our website www.obeodesigner.com.


March 11st, 2011 - Obeo Designer Newsletter - March 2011

The first edition of the Obeo Designer is available online: http://www.obeodesigner.com/who/news/287-newslettermarch2011


March 11st, 2011 - Obeo Designer 5.0 is out!

Obeo is pleased to announce Obeo Designer 5.0.

Obeo Designer helps you in ensuring your business by simply creating your own modeling tools with designers and code generators.

Create Your Own Language: With Obeo Designer, business managers and software architects have the ability to define and share a common language (DSL) and taxonomy, each in their functions and roles.

Create Your Own Designers: Originally designed to better control the complex systems of large companies, Obeo Designer makes it design a breeze with its unique "multi viewpoint approach", exclusive on the market. It provides an integrated environment to design graphical viewpoints and representations.

Create Your Own Generators: With Obeo Designer, we bring you the tooling to create your own documentation and code generators. These tools can produce the right code, consistent, fast and secure while relieving the developer of some cumbersome implementation details. Obeo Designer also brings along advanced traceability features for code generation. It will detect and correct all incoherences and synchronization problems between your application code and your models.

What's new in Obeo Designer

Obeo Designer 5.0 integrates Acceleo 3.0 as the solution for code generation and features for synchronization between models and generated code. Acceleo is an official project of the Eclipse Foundation since 2009 and has become the reference solution for the Eclipse code generation. The new version implements the OMG's Model-to-text specification. On the Viewpoint side, several new representations are now available: sequences diagrams, and trees.

The latest version introduces:

  • Trees representation. Trees allow to bring a hierarchical viewpoint of datas, as they can provide a lot of informations in a clear and concise way.
  • Sequences Diagrams with all the complex constructions (inspired from UML).
  • Possibility to document the Viewpoint, Representation Description and Layer for the end-user.
  • Quick search from a diagram.
  • Acceleo 3.0 with most of the features that can be expected from a top quality code generator IDE.
  • Obeo Traceability now compatible with Acceleo 3.0.
  • Last version of EMF Compare and ATL.
  • Eclipse 3.6 as the reference platform.
  • And many others improvements available in New & Noteworthy section.

 

To start a free trial and for more product information, visit our website www.obeodesigner.com.


March 3th, 2011 - Mylyn Intent : Obeo unveil a new project at EclipseCon 2011

In 2011 Obeo is launching a new project within the Eclipse Foundation : Mylyn Intent. This component is an original answer to the retro-documentation and application lifecycle management issues : through an integration of the documentation, models and IDE, it detects desynchronizations between specifications and implementation while providing corrective actions.

The component is currently being created within the Mylyn project dedicated to ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and will be unveiled during the Eclipse Conference in California.

Mylyn/Intent talk at EclipseCon 2011


February 1st, 2011 - Obeo proposes training services around the Topcased Days

The Topcased Days will be held from tomorrow. If you participate, don't miss the presentations made by Obeo.

Also during this event, Obeo participates in the development of a training service around Topcased with Atos Origin, OPCoach, and ac6-training. The flyer proposed during Topcased Days 2011 is available here.


January 5th, 2011 - Sonar Natural Plugin released

SonarSource and Obeo are happy to announce the release of the Sonar Natural Plugin.

SonarSource and Obeo have combined their expertise to develop this plugin : Obeo with its parsing and rules engine technology (Obeo Agility) and SonarSource by integrating this technology into a Sonar plugin and adding the glue to cover all quality axes.

This plugin enables to perform objective and automated Natural code quality and standards reviews against pre-defined rule sets and coding best practices.

More information available in the plugin page.


January 4th, 2011 - Obeo Designer 4.6.1 is out!

The Obeo Designer 4.6.1 release is a maintenance release. It integrates:

  • fixing of 128 bugs improving its stability and compatibility
  • updated and fixed documentation
  • improved compatibility with others Eclipse Modeling tools like Xtext
  • improved support of the Mac platform

More details about Obeo Designer.


January 1st, 2011 - Best wishes for 2011!


December 6th, 2010 - Obeo at Topcased Days

Several talks of the works done in Topcased will be presented during the First Topcased Days that will take place at Toulouse from December 2nd to 4th, 2011.

Here is the list of the presentations:

  • Using Topcased and a Viewpoint-based Framework to describe Safety Concerns of Railway Signalling Systems
  • Panel: An Open-Source strategy for Industrial development
  • Improving Development, Performance, and Deployment of ATL Transformations
  • Towards a synchronized development environment for C and Models
  • RTSJ generators for Topcased


December 3rd, 2010 - Online video: Le MDA en 2010

The video (in french) of the presentation made by Jérôme Benois during the Jug Summer Camp 2010 is online here. This video presents the benefits of the MDA approach and how to apply it by using the Eclipse Modeling project.


October 4th, 2010 - Obeo and Acceleo win the Open Innovation Award at the Open World Forum 2010!

Nantes, 04 October, 2010 – Obeo wins the Open Innovation Award with the presentation of the Acceleo project at the Open World Forum 2010. This award is given to recognize the most innovative and game-changer open source solution in its marketplace.

Obeo and Acceleo, selected from 13 top nominees, received one of five prestigious trophies at the closing ceremony of the Open World Forum, awarded by a jury consisting of leading international experts in the world of open source. More information about the Demo Cup: http://www.openworldforum.org/connect/awards

After the Eclipse Community Award in 2009, this prize recognizes the constant efforts of Obeo and the Acceleo community to provide a quality tool.

About Obeo:

Obeo is a leading company in the field of model driven software development based on Eclipse. Obeo provides customized Software Factories and Migration Factories to large organizations. More information at: http://www.obeo.fr


September 29th, 2010 - Presentation of the collaboration on risks analysis between Alstom and Obeo at the LambdaMu conference

Alstom and Obeo will present during the LambdaMu conference, that will take place from 5th to 7th of October 2010, the last results of their works on risks analysis with the paper Risk evaluation in railway systems, supported by modeling languages and tools.

This paper presents an approach of risks analysis of big railway systems supported by a modeling tool compatible with SysML. The language and the tool have been defined with Obeo Designer.


September 29th, 2010 - Acceleo will be presented during the next BreizhJug meeting in Rennes on 4 October

Acceleo will be presented during the next BreizhJug meeting in Rennes on 4 October. More details available here (in french).


September 15th, 2010 - Eclipse Modeling Training in the context of Eclipse Training Series

Eclipse Modeling Training are given by Obeo in the context of Eclipse Training Series. English and French sessions are available.


September 10th, 2010 - Acceleo will participate to the final of the DemoCup at the Open World Forum!

Acceleo 3 was selected to participate to the Demo Cup final at the Open World Forum in Paris on 1 October 2010.

The Open World Forum is the world's leading summit meeting bringing together decision-makers and communities to cross-fertilize open technological, economic and social initiatives to build the digital future. Its Demo Cup showcases innovative and game-changing Open Source products of the year. This event will be the opportunity to meet Obeo and discussions about Open-Source.


July 20th, 2010 - Obeo Designer for IS 2.0 is out!

Obeo Designer for IS 2.0 is released. Obeo Designer for IS is a set of modelers and generators designed with our service providers partners, to industrialize the developments of management and control applications.

Here are the principles news features of this version:

  • Setting up of an quick start environment
  • New version of the graphical modelers
  • Simplification of the design models edition

You can download Obeo Designer for IS on our website.


July 01st, 2010 - Acceleo 3.0

Acceleo 3.0 is out! Acceleo 3.0 is a pragmatic implementation of the OMG Model-to-text specification. It supports the developper with most of the features that can be expected from a top quality code generator IDE: simple syntax, efficient code generation, advanced tooling, features on par with the JDT... Acceleo also has a unique tooling around example-based design of code generators.

For more information please take a look to the New and Noteworthy.


July 01st, 2010 - Eclipse Helios

With the Eclipse 2010 release, called Helios, some results of our works have been officialy integrated in the platform:

  • Acceleo 3.0 (see dedicated news).
  • ATL 3.1 which is definitively the model to model solution in Eclipse.
  • EEF to generate forms to handle EMF models.
  • Amalgamation which provides the Eclipse modeling bundle and an easy-to-use wizard to install extensions.
  • EMF Compare 1.1 mainly brings performance improvements as well as a better support of splitted models.
  • SCA Tools provides a set of tools for the Service Component Architecture (SCA) standard. The 2.1 version brings compatibility with OASIS specifications.
To try this version you can visit our page dedicated to this event.


June 21st, 2010 - Eclipse DemoCamp at Nantes on the 8th of July

Obeo and INRIA organize an Eclipse DemoCamp at Nantes on the 8th of July: http://wiki.eclipse.org/Eclipse_DemoCamps_Helios_2010/Nantes We have started to work on the agenda and already several interesting demos will be presented: Acceleo by Obeo, MoDisco by Mia-software, WTP with Glassfish by Serli, ATL by INRIA/EMN and more to come.


June 21st, 2010 - New Obeo.fr website

Stop by www.Obeo.fr and you will notice a whole new look & feel to our website that we have just updated. The homepage has been completely redesigned. We hope you enjoy our new website changes and we welcome any feedback and suggestions you have for future website updates. Thanks!


May 20th, 2010 - Obeo Designer V4.6 is out !

Obeo is proud to announce the Obeo Designer v4.6 release. Obeo Designer is a ViewPoint modeling platform based on Eclipse GMF enabling quick and easy design for graphical modelers. New features include better integration with configuration management systems for collaborative work, and also performance improvements and better layouts.

Obeo Designer v4.6


May 10th, 2010 - Sonar VisualBasic 6 plugin is out !

SonarSource and Obeo are proud to announce that the Sonar Visual Basic 6 plugin v1.0 is available for download.

Sonar VisualBasic 6 plugin is out !


April 14th, 2010 - Obeo and SonarSource announce a VisualBasic 6 plugin

SonarSource and Obeo are combining their expertise to develop a plugin to analyze VisualBasic 6 in Sonar : Obeo brings its parsing and rules engine technology (Obeo Agility) while SonarSource integrates this into a Sonar plugin and adds the glue to cover other quality axes.
This plugin will enable to perform objective and automated VB6 code quality and standards reviews against pre-defined rule sets and coding best practices. It also generates standard code metrics like number of lines, density of comments or complexity.

Obeo and SonarSource announce a VisualBasic 6 plugin


From 22 to 25 march 2010 - Obeo at Eclipse Con 2010

Once again, Obeo will be at Eclipse Con 2010 with several talks. Don't miss them ! On the agenda : Acceleo and Android, EEF, Model Diff/Merge, SOA, GMF, SWTBot, MetaModel evolution. All of these presented by Obeo committers. So if you want to meet them, be there !

Obeo at Eclipse Con 2010


From 16 to 18 march 2010 - Obeo at Solution Linux 2010

Obeo wil be represented at the number one Open Source conference in France, area E26/F25. Don't hesitate to meet with us !

Obeo at Solution Linux 2010


February 9th, 2010 - Obeo at the 2nd Paris Java User Group birthday

Obeo was one of the honoured guests presenting for the second Paris Java User Group birthday. A very pleasant night where Etienne Juliot, one of the Obeo co-founders, talked about how Obeo became an Eclipse strategic member.

Obeo at the 2nd Paris Java User Group birthday


October 27th, 2009 - Eclipse Summit 2009 !

Eclipse Summit is the major european event of Eclipse community. Obeo will be there and will present these talks:

Eclipse Summit 2009 !


May 26th, 2009 - Obeo at Neptune conference

Obeo will be present at 6th edition of NEPTUNE which will take place tuesday 26 and wednesday 27 may 2009 in Paris.

The goals of « NEPTUNE » days are to create a place of exchange by talk and round tables for software engineering.

This 6th edition will presente an overview of research on DSL and tooling for MDE:

  • day 1: UML vs DSL, which future?
  • day 2: MDE, free tools or commercial?
Obeo will present two talks:
  • Usage of ATL in system validation chains
  • Viewpoint creation, or how to make Eclipse DSM without being an expert developer?

Program and subscription to Neptune"


28 april 2009 - Acceleo was elected as the best Eclipse plugin!

Each year, in California, the Eclipse Foundation, organizes the conference « Eclipse Con » which gathers 1500 developers. At this event, Acceleo has been promoted as “Best Open Source Eclipse-Based Developer Tool�.

This international award devotes several years of work of Obeo and Acceleo community to produce one of the best tool for model driven.

"Eclipse Awards Finalists 2009"


20 april 2009 - New Training

Full programs of Obeo's trainings are now available online. Moreover, some new trainings appear:

  • SCA Training
  • MDA broad vision

Planning and program for our trainings


7 april 2009 - JavaEE Productivity Tour

The JavaEE Productivity Tour organized by Obeo, ProxiAD, and SpringSource, will stop at Nantes, at the prestigious "Stade de la Beaujoire"",on april, 7th. We will share with you our vision on JavaEE development productivity, a topic that fits with the current economic situation.

JavaEE Productivity Tour

Blog message which resume the event


23 march 2009 - Obeo at Eclipse Con 2009

Once again, Obeo is attending at Eclipse Con 2009 in Santa Clara with 5 engineers et 3 talks:

Obeo at Eclipse Con 2009


7 january 2009 - EEF project proposal

Obeo has justed proposed a new Eclipse project called EEF (Extended Editing Framework). The goal is to provide an improved editing environment for EMF models. This new project shows how Obeo is active inside the Eclipse community and conforts its leadership on modeling technologies. This contribution comes from the result of several customers projects, especially the "Pôle Emploi" who agreed that Obeo would contribute this code to Eclipse.

EEF project proposal under Eclipse


25 september 2008 - Acceleo 2.4 is out

This new Acceleo 2.4.0 release is an extention of the 2.3.0 version with a new expected feature : standalone generation !

Acceleo 2.4 is out


25 july 2008 - Acceleo 2.3 is out

The initial roadmap has been changed and it's a new 2.3.0 release which will bring the Ganymede compatibility and not the 3.0 release which was originally planned. The 2.3.0 release also brings some new features, both in the core engine and in the generation modules. The next 3.0.0 release is planned for September 2008.

Acceleo 2.3 is out


23 july 2008 - SCA Tools project is accepted !

The SCA Tools team is pleased to announce that the SCA Tools project has successfully passed the Eclipse creation review! Champagne! After a large success for the SCA Composite Designer available under Ganymede, the SCA Eclipse project reaches a new step with future exciting contributions like the XML editor for assembly files and component types.

SCA Tools project is accepted !


25 june 2008 - Eclipse 3.4 - Ganymède is out

As every year, the Eclipse community is proud to deliver a new Release of the Eclipse Platform. The Ganymede Release is a coordinated release of 23 different Eclipse project teams that represents over 18 million lines of code. Thanks to all the contributors and to Obeo folks that are participating and leading 3 of these projects !

Sortie de Eclipse 3.4 - Ganymède

3 june 2008 - Obeo becomes an Eclipse Strategic Developer Member

Eclipse has always been a strategic and technical choice for Obeo since the company started. With more than 8 commiters, 3 component leaders and a project leader, Obeo has been naturally promoted as a Strategic Developper Member.

Obeo becomes an Eclipse Strategic Developer Member


22 may 2008 - Obeo new project proposal : Sca tools

After the outstanding work from Stéphane Drapeau on the "SCA Composite Designer" modeler, Obeo creates a new project called "Sca tools" as part of the Eclipse STP project. With companies like SAP, IONA, EBM Websourcing, OpenWide... behind , this project will hold all contributions around SCA tooling standards.

Obeo new project proposal : Sca tools


14 may 2008 - Obeo receives the Deloitte In Extenso price at StartWest 2008

This price rewards the company from StartWest 2007 that has executed its Business Plan in the best way !

Obeo receives the Deloitte In Extenso price at StartWest 2008


17/03/2008 - Obeo at Eclipse Con 2008

Obeo will be massively represented this year at Eclipse Con with 5 Obeo speakers :

We'll keep you updated as soon as they are back !

Obeo at EclipseCon 2008


29/01/2008 - Obeo at Solution Linux 2008

Once more, Obeo was there at the first French event on Open Source software. This year, we participate in partnership with Alliance Libre, a group that unites most of the Open Source companies located in the Nantes area. In parallel, Stéphane Drapeau, the Eclipse SCA project leader , gave a talk on SOA and Open Source.

Obeo at Solution Linux 2008


07/01/2008 - Acceleo 2.2 is out !

The localization, template highlighting enhancements, the new module repository are among the new features of Acceleo 2.2 ! Also interesting to point out, template encoding appears to be very useful in multi operating systems environments, and a large effort on English documentation has been made.

Download Acceleo


30/11/2007 - MD Day

Obeo was presenting its vision on MDA approaches at MD Day along with other major actors of MDA in France. Some of the main experts in this area were also presenting during the day, which was finally a great success : a great affluence of end users being very interested on how to apply modeling techniques for their Businesses.

MD Day


12/10/2007 - Eclipse Now You Can 2007

Obeo was again very active for the Eclipse Now You Can 2007 conference in Paris. A great occasion to learn more about a very interesting Business case around Acceleo and GMF.

Eclipse Now You Can 2007


10/10/2007 - Eclipse Summit 2007

Obeo was well represented for the Eclipse Summit 2007 conference in Germany. It was a good place for the Obeo Eclipse commiters to talk about their work : Setting up a Domain Specific Tooling, EMF Compare: One Year Later and SOA Tools Platform Project with a demo of the famous SCA Composite Editor.

Eclipse Summit 2007


12/07/2007 - Acceleo 2.1 is out !

The debugger and Eclipse 3.3 compatibility are among the new features of Acceleo 2.1 !

Download Acceleo


20/06/2007 - Obeo at Irisatech

The presence of Ralph Muller, director of the Eclipse Europa project, at Irisatech is a great opportunity to get the latest Eclipse News and know the different Open Source Business Model.

Obeo at Irisatech


07/06/2007 – Acceleo 2.0 is out !

The plugin system and the module repository are among the News of Acceleo 2.0 ! This confirms the dynamism and the quality of development of Acceleo's team !

Download Acceleo


24/05/07 – Obeo at Eclipse Time

Organized by Anyware Technologies and IBM, this Eclipse Conference shall take place the 24th of may in Toulouse. Obeo will present the success story with Unedic about the realization of a toolkit based on EMF, GMF and Acceleo.

Obeo at Eclipse Time


24/05/2007 – Acceleo at LinuxDays (Geneva)

Etienne Juliot presents Acceleo at the community at LinuxDays in Geneva.

Acceleo at LinuxDays


22/05/2007 – Obeo at Neptune 2007

Obeo is at the Neptune 2007 conference. It's a great opportunity to know more about the last results in Model Driven Engineering research.

Obeo at Neptune 2007


06/03/2007 – Obeo at EclipseCon 2007

Cedric Brun, member of Obeo and of the Acceleo community, leader of the EMF Compare project, is at the EclipseCon 2007 to represent Obeo. He presents an Acceleo poster and a Model Comparison Panel with Antoine Toulmé (Intalio Inc.), Ed Merks (IBM) and Jean Bezivin (INRIA & University of Nantes).

Obeo at EclipseCon 2007


05/12/2006 – Obeo at ICSSEA2006

Obeo does a presentation of Agility which is entitled « Reverse engineering technologies and cartography with an MDE approach »

Obeo at ICSSEA 2006


30/11/2006 – Conference about MDA and SOA with Acceleo

Obeo presents how the MDA approach and the SOA vision can be combined in order to create a managed IT.

SOA and MDA with Acceleo


23/11/ 2006 - Conference on MDA approach and JEE applications

Obeo presents the pragmatic application of a MDA approach in the case of JEE applications.

MDA approach to speed up JEE development : myth or reality ?


11/10/2006 - Obeo at Eclipse Summit 2006

Obeo is at the Eclipse Summit to take part in the definition of the future model standards.


08/09/2006 - Acceleo 1.1 is out

The new version of Acceleo increases compatibility with Eclipse 3.2, Linux, GMF and proposes new services and better performance.


05/07/2006 - Obeo at ECOOP 2006

Obeo presents Acceleo and Acceleo Pro at ECOOP 2006 !

Obeo at ECOOP 2006