Thursday, March 20, 2008

Shift of interests

This is the my return on the blog scene after several years of inactivity. I had been very busy on reorganizing my life but I think the storm has passed away, so I can get back on my footprints. I'm attending the EclipseCon 2008 right now, I've just seen Cory Doctorow's keynote about copyright laws and information economy, and I had some spare time to spend on updating my own !

Meanwhile I had a radical shift of interests, I jumped from developing system software integrated on linux to writing meta-models, generators and graphical editors. I currently work on the Whole Platform, a projet that aims to build a complete open-source language workbench. We develop tools that are a feasible alternative to those developed by the Eclipse Modeling umbrella project.

In the last two years I have worked with several technologies from the Eclipse Platform and I personally developed extensive skills on the Eclipse Graphical Editing Framework. I've written many graphical editors and added support for many new features like free textual editing, mixed GEF & native drag and drop and easier configurable key-handling.

With the next posting I'll start a series of essays on modeling on the Whole Platform and maybe on modeling more in general. Let's see what happens...