Helios Xtext coming along nicely
If you're an Xtext
user you should take a look at the New and Noteworthy for Helios M5
. The itemis
team in Kiel is making good progress and the feature set for Helios is shaping up nicely.
I guess there's no point in repeating what the New and Noteworthy
says, but I want to point out one feature specifically: the Builder infrastructure results in a "global model space". In other words you don't have to explicitly import resources (files) to be able to refernece an element. You can do it like Java and work with logical namespaces or packages or something. In the M5 release the guys added a feature which makes this facility perfect: Ctrl-Shift-Z opens a dialog where you can enter a the name of a model element and you can directly jump to that element. This completes the "Java IDE feeling" for your own DSLs. Very nice :-)
If you want to try it out get the M5 distro
. It contains a bunch of examples that showcase the new features.