Visualizing npm Package Dependencies with Sprotty

By | 2018-06-07T14:10:11+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Cloud IDE, Diagrams, Eclipse, sprotty|

Sprotty is an open-source diagramming framework that is based on web technologies. I'm excited to announce that it will soon be moved to the Eclipse Foundation. This step will enable existing visualizations built on the Eclipse Platform to be migrated to cloud IDEs such as Eclipse Theia. But Sprotty is not limited to IDE integrations; [...]

Theia  –  May 2018 Update

By | 2018-05-24T14:09:47+00:00 May 24th, 2018|Cloud IDE, Eclipse, Language Server, Theia|

It has been a while since I last shared an update about Theia. A lot has happened since then. Eclipse Theia That’s right, Theia is moving to the Eclipse Foundation. The project has already been created and we are now in the process of getting approval from all the committers to relicense the code base. So far, [...]

Explore the Call Hierarchy in Theia

By | 2018-03-08T12:23:54+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Cloud IDE, Language Server, Theia, VSCode|

Having written a lot of code in Java with Eclipse, one thing that I have really been missing with TypeScript in VSCode was the call hierarchy: Show all callers of a method, then the callers of the callers etc. in a tree. This view is very useful when browsing code to get an understanding [...]

Flexible Window Layout in Theia IDE

By | 2018-02-13T17:05:45+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Cloud IDE, Electron, Theia|

Theia is an open source IDE for cloud and desktop. The project is relatively young, but currently moving forward with an astonishing speed. This post describes one of the numerous recent contributions: a more flexible window layout. Components of a Theia Window A Theia window has four areas where editors, views etc. (called widgets in [...]

Theia – VS Code in the Cloud

By | 2017-12-07T09:36:48+00:00 December 6th, 2017|Cloud IDE, Eclipse, Language Server, Theia, VSCode|

… that supports native desktop apps through Electron, too. VS Code is an awesome development tool. It comes with the right balance of simplicity and feature depth. The quality is really high and it performs very well in all situations. Even die-hard Emacs fans are convinced. As VS Code is mostly implemented in TypeScript [...]

Theia Update – Extensions, Git Support & More

By | 2017-12-04T10:26:05+00:00 October 19th, 2017|Cloud IDE, Eclipse, Electron, Language Server, Theia, VSCode|

Back in May, we announced a new open-source IDE framework for build Desktop & Cloud IDEs implemented in TypeScript. Since then, Theia has become more mature and feature rich, approaching its BETA release on December 6. During the last couple of months, the Theia developers (we count 19 contributors so far with two companies backing [...]

Extending a Language Server With Sprotty Diagrams

By | 2017-10-16T18:32:46+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Cloud IDE, Diagrams, DSLs, Eclipse, Generator, Language Server, sprotty, Theia, Xtext|

In my last post, I described how we connected an Xtext-based language server for the YANG language into various editor clients. Today, I will show how we added graphical diagrams using the sprotty framework. These diagrams show a graphical overview on your YANG documents. They are automatically layouted and updated on changes. They allow [...]

YANG-Tools: One Language Server for Four IDEs

By | 2017-10-17T19:23:52+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Cloud IDE, DSLs, Eclipse, Electron, Language Server, Theia, VSCode, Xtext|

There is a lot of hype around the Language Server Protocol: It allows language implementors to encapsulate the editor support for their language in a server that can talk to various clients through a JSON-based protocol. While initially designed for Visual Studio Code, lots of other editor clients started supporting it, and lots of [...]

sprotty – A Web-based Diagramming Framework

By | 2017-06-15T10:56:38+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Cloud IDE, Diagrams, DSLs, Eclipse, Language Server, sprotty|

Development tools in the web are trending. With Theia, we have already started to build an IDE platform with web technologies that works for browser apps as well as rich clients. While Xtext, Monaco, and LSP constitute a good foundation for textual editing, the question arises whether we can extend this idea for graphics. [...]

Theia – One IDE For Desktop & Cloud

By | 2017-05-29T10:23:14+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Cloud IDE, DSLs, Eclipse, Language Server, Xtext|

Today, I want to point you at a GitHub repository we have been contributing to for the last couple of weeks. Theia is a collaborative and open effort to build a new IDE framework in TypeScript. “Yet another IDE?”, You might think. Let me explain the motivation behind it and how its scope is [...]