Generating Domain-Specific Visual Language Editors from High-level Tool Specifications

John Grundy, John Hosking, Nianping Zhu, Na Liu
2006 21st IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering (ASE'06)  
Domain-specific visual language editors are useful in many areas of software engineering but developing such editors is challenging and time-consuming. We describe an approach to generating a wide range of these graphical editors for use as plug-ins to the Eclipse environment. Tool specifications from an existing meta-tool, Pounamu, are interpreted to produce dynamic, multi-view, multiuser Eclipse graphical editors. We describe the architecture and implementation of our approach, examples of
more » ... ach, examples of its use realizing domain-specific modelling tools, and strengths and limitations of the approach.
doi:10.1109/ase.2006.39 dblp:conf/kbse/GrundyHZL06 fatcat:jkh2ucf7gjez7henwovdwmagku