Much ado about scripting, Linux & Eclipse: card subject to change

2009-02-22

Modeling: From Zero to Seventy

Remember when no one had heard of EMF? When it was just Ed Merks, Frank Budinsky, and Dave Steinberg? Me neither.

These days modeling is everywhere, and with good reason. There are now a total of 70 people contributing to and committing for the various Modeling projects, the most recent additions being from MDT (Papyrus, BPMN2), EMF (CDO), and TMF (Xtext).

So, is it any surprise that there are 29 Modeling Track talks this year at EclipseCon, from the introductory Mega Modeling Mania BoF to the double-black-diamond GMF and QVT: roads (finally) crossed?

And that's not even including a couple of e4 talks about The Modeled UI in Eclipse e4 and The e4 Programming Model Across Web and Desktop or one about Designing an Android Domain Specific Modeling Language using EMF, GEF and GMF!

I guess some people are just unbearably stupid, eh?

2 comments:

Peter Friese said...

Sie ist ein Model und sie sieht gut aus... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjWGQvke8i4 (the classic Kraftwerk video) - or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqj1p4T-2E0 (with classical instruments (!)) for a change !

nickb said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm reminded of the work Apocalyptica has done with Metallica and Pantera songs.

Of course those aren't about models, but hey. :)