Eclipse Modeling Project: A Domain-Specific Language (DSL) Toolkit

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    Achieve Breakthrough Productivity and Quality with MDD and Eclipse-Based DSLs Domain-specific languages DSLs and model-driven development MDD offer software engineers powerful new ways to improve productivity, enhance quality, and insulate systems from rapid technological change. Now, there's a pragmatic, start-to-finish guide to creating DSLs and using MDD techniques with the powerful open source Eclipse platform. In Eclipse Modeling Project, Richard C. Gronback illuminates both the principles and techniques software professionals need to master, offering insights that will be invaluable to developers working with any tool or platform. As coleader of the Eclipse Modeling Project, Gronback is singularly well-positioned to demonstrate DSLs and MDD at work in Eclipse. Gronback systematically introduces each of the Eclipse technologies that can be used in DSL and MDD development. Throughout, he introduces key concepts and technologies in the context of a complete worked example and presents new best practices and never-before published techniques. He also covers Eclipse projects discussed in no other book, including Query/View/Transformation QVT and the Graphical Modeling Framework GMF-a project the author personally leads. Eclipse Modeling Project gives software practitioners all the knowledge they need to explore the remarkable potential of DSLs and MDD-and includes coverage of Why a model-based approach enables the rapid customization of high-quality solutions within the product line paradigm How the Eclipse Modeling Project's capabilities can be used to efficiently create new DSLs Powerful techniques for developing DSL abstract syntax, graphical notation, and textual syntax How to build Model-to-Model M2M and Model-to-Text M2T transformations-including a powerful new M2M implementation of the Object Management Group's QVT Operational Mapping Language OMLEfficiently packaging and deploying DSLs with EclipseComplete reference sections for the Graphical Editing Framework GEF, GMF runtime and tooling, QVT OML, Xpand, and more Foreword xixPreface xxiAcknowledgments xxiiiAbout the Author xxv Part I: Introduction 1Chapter 1: Introduction 3Chapter 2: Modeling Project as a DSL Toolkit 17 Part II: Developing Domain-Specific Languages 27Chapter 3: Developing a DSL Abstract Syntax 29Chapter 4: Developing a DSL Graphical Notation 55Chapter 5: Developing a DSL Textual Syntax 227Chapter 6: Developing Model-to-Model Transformations 231Chapter 7: Developing Model-to-Text Transformations 277Chapter 8: DSL Packaging and Deployment 303 Part III: Reference 315Chapter 9: Graphical Editing Framework 317Chapter 10: Graphical Modeling Framework Runtime 353Chapter 11: Graphical Modeling Framework Tooling 503Chapter 12: Graphical Modeling Framework FAQs 545Chapter 13: Query/View/Transformation Operational Mapping Language 549Chapter 14: Xpand Template Language 605 Part IV: Appendixes 651Appendix A: Graphical Modeling Framework Key Bindings 653Appendix B: Model-Driven Architecture at Eclipse 661 References 671

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    Format(s): Paperback - ISBN: 9780321534071
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