MetaEdit+ 5.1 features rich graphical DSLs for collaborative development - Embedded.com

MetaEdit+ 5.1 features rich graphical DSLs for collaborative development

MetaCase has released a new, feature-rich version of its Domain-Specific Modeling and code generation tool, MetaEdit+. MetaEdit+ 5.1 is aimed at expert developers who want to empower their team to generate efficient, complete code directly from domain-specific models.

MetaEdit+ lets language engineers create graphical domain-specific languages and code generators in a few hours. The new version offers collaboration for both language creation and use: multiple team members can define domain-specific modeling languages together and share them instantly to the whole team. In this way, domain-specific languages created by different language engineers can be easily integrated, tested and shared.

The new version provides updates to editors making modeling faster with in-place editing, hierarchical property sheets, movable ports, and reconnecting existing model elements. Language engineers also get new features, such as read-only and hidden model elements, new constraints and generator functions. MetaEdit+ 5.1 offers integration mechanisms for version control tools like Git and SVN, and has plug-ins for IDE integration with Visual Studio and Eclipse.

Included in the new release are several new example languages and code generators. As always, domain-specific languages and generators made with earlier versions of MetaEdit+ update automatically to the new version. The evaluation version is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux platforms .

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