Eclipse Photon Series: Modeling tools go up to the cloud…


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Presenter: Mélanie Bats & Pierre-Charles David

Host: Stephanie Swart

In this talk, first we will present the new graphical modeling features coming with Eclipse Sirius 6.0 in June. Then we will present our plan to move Sirius to the web and the cloud.

At Obeo, we have been working on modeling tools in general, and on Sirius in particular, for a long time now. Until now, Sirius has relied exclusively on the Eclipse Platform, and consequently, the graphical modelers based on it are desktop applications. Today we are ready to work with you to bring graphical modeling tools up to the cloud.

What would be the advantages of a cloud-based modeling tool? What changes this requires in the architecture of the Sirius’ project? And what you can expect in the next version?

We will demonstrate the different levels of integration we currently have, in particular how we leverage projects like Sprotty, ELK, Theia and Che to move diagrams into the browser.

We will also present the Graphical Server Protocol initiative, which will define a platform-agnostic protocol between a diagram editor in the browser and a graphical server that manages the corresponding models in the cloud.

Watch this talk to discover what could be the future of Eclipse Modeling on the web, discover how you can bring your own tools to the cloud, and participate in this exciting endeavor!

Pierre-Charles David is the Sirius Tech Lead. He is hugely involved in the Eclipse Modeling community by leading & participating in many projects: Sirius, EMF Services, Amalgam, Orbit...

Mélanie Bats is the CTO of Obeo. In her daily work, she is mainly focused on the management of the R&D team at the development of modeling tools with Sirius like UML Designer. She is also committer for the EEF and the Sirius projects. She is involved in the Eclipse community as being the Eclipse Planning Council chair.