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[jwt-dev] Interesting info about integrating ATL transformations in Eclipse tooling
- From: Marc Dutoo <marc.dutoo@xxxxxxxxxxx>
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Subject: Re: [Fwd: Re: [stp-dev] Intermediate Model Code Contribution]
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 16:07:21 +0100
From: StÃphane Drapeau <Stephane.Drapeau@xxxxxxx>
To: STP Dev list <stp-dev@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Below an answer of William Piers, who is currently working on the m2m
part of modeling, especially in the ATL and QVT-R projects.
Andrea Zoppello a Ãcrit :
> It's not mandatory to use EMF Based Java Code, At the moment we've
> BPMN->IM ( Java based on EMF API )
> IM->JBI ( EMFT JET2 ) - This trnasformation is provided in spagic 2.0
> ( LGPL ) http://forge.objectweb.org/projects/spagic
> IM->JBI Wsdl generation ( EMFT 2 JET ) This trnasformation is provided
> in spagic 2.0 ( LGPL )
> IM->BPEL ( Java based on EMF API ) This trnasformation is provided in
> spagic 2.0 ( LGPL )
> I think it will be not a problem, to use ATL in future, the reason why
> whe choose EMF Based Java code, is that at the moment it's
> the approach that i know better, and it's quite simple for me. EMFT
> JET2 is quite simple and work well for me.
> Another thing you would take in mind, it's that when you've
> intermediate model, and you want to have specific technology stuff, in
> case you need to made a preprocessing in the Intermediate Model, so to
> adapt to technology details.
> Is this possible with ATL??
ATL can be launch in several ways :
- using Eclipse's launch configurations : by this way you can transform
EMF models persisted as .ecore files.
- using ant : you can chain ATL transformations, and trigger any other
actions during that process
- programmatically (inside/oustide of Eclipse) : you can use "customize"
atl APIs to launch ATL transformations using Java code. For instance,
this will allow you to use in-memory models.
Note that we intent, in the next months, to provide a more usable API
for programmatic use of ATL. This will be helpful in your case, as for
many users who often develop their own extensions over ATL.
> BTW Have you any detailed documentation about ATL, and how to use it???
Here is links to the relevant documentation :
This one is quite out of date (still valid, but doesn't contains all
informations), so you also can refers to the wiki :
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