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Embedded DSL with Xtend
Episode #20Aug 09, 2013

Embedded DSL with Xtend

Learn, how to create your own embedded DSL with Xtend. I will demonstrate, how to engage named parameters and even how to do a custom syntax highlighting.
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Xbase's new JvmUnknownTypeReference
Episode #19Jul 09, 2013

Xbase's new JvmUnknownTypeReference

New nice little feature of the Xtext 2.4 is the use of JvmUnknownTypeReference instead of the 'null' to represent references to missing types. In this episode, you will see the differences between Xtext 2.3 and Xtext 2.4 in creation and use of type references.
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Restricting Scope
Episode #17Mar 27, 2013

Restricting Scope

Learn how to explicitly and implicitly restrict a scope of an object for a single reference. We will override AbstractDeclarativeScopeProvider reducing the default scope explicitly. Then we will revert changes, add validator and modify content assistant to achieve even better results reducing the default scope implicitly.
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Output Configurations
Episode #15Dec 11, 2012

Output Configurations

In this episode I demonstrate, how to create multiple output configurations (also called outlets) with different default settings and use it within an IGenerator implementation.
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Model Inferrer & Scripting Language
Episode #14Nov 10, 2012

Model Inferrer & Scripting Language

In this episode I will show you the first most simple language out of the 7 Languages For The JVM - the Scripting Language. The main focus will be on the ModelInferrer.
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JMockit-Xtend
Episode #13Oct 21, 2012

JMockit-Xtend

JMockit-Xtend provides a collection of the extension and helper methods to integrate the popular java mocking framework JMockit with Xtend. In this episode I show how to setup a simple java project with Xtend/JMockit and how to test-drive a simple command-line application mocking system methods.
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Xtend Control Flow
Episode #10Aug 20, 2012

Xtend Control Flow

Xtend comes with two new cool control flow features: dispatch and switch. Here I show how to use them to improve the coding.
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7 Languages For The JVM
Episode #8Jul 30, 2012

7 Languages For The JVM

Learn Xtext by example with the 7 new languages/DSLs. Demonstrated features: different grammers, inferrers, xbase integrations, validations, editor enhancements and many more.
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Template Expressions
Episode #7Jul 22, 2012

Template Expressions

Template expressions or rich strings provide a convenient way to generate a code snippets. Features: multi-line strings, guillemets based placeholders, conditions, iterations over collections, smart indentation and comments.
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Xbase Number Literals
Episode #6Jul 08, 2012

Xbase Number Literals

This episode shows, how to significantly simplify java BigDecimal expressions using the Xbase operator overloading together with the "bd" number literal.
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