EclipseCon Fr 2018 - The future of development tooling: The example of Eclipse Che, Theia and Sirius.
The journey of building developer tooling has never been as exciting as it is right now. Eclipse Che is getting more and more mature, bringing collaboration and teams capabilities for developer workspaces. Theia, integrated in Eclipse Che, is providing the foundations for a modern and extensible web IDE. With the rise of cloud development platforms, we see the industry defining new server protocols, such as "Language Server Protocol" and "Debug Server Protocol" which allow to bring tooling on a wide range of platforms, such as Eclipse, Eclipse Che and VS Code.
During this session, we will discuss about the future of development tooling, we will briefly review the progresses made over the last years and where the community is moving towards. We will discuss how "Server Protocols" are allowing to bring our tools on different platforms and environments which can run on the cloud or locally. To illustrate the discussion, we will take few examples: The JDT Language Server, the Debug Adapter Protocol implementation in Theia and the Graphical Server Protocol initiated during the journey of bringing Sirius to the cloud.
The way we develop is changing
Of enterprise developers are
already using >3 languages in
Using Many Languages
Of enterprises are already
using containers in
development, test or
Source: Cloud development Survey 2017 - Evans Data Corp
Being more agile with our tools
Focus on value to create
Share workspace with all stakeholders
Open source is the only way
Catalyse of energies
Opportunism from different ideas and visions
Open protocols : language server, debugger, and others...
Graphical Server Protocol
● Lowering the cost of integrating a graphical tool in a platform
● Defining a protocol used to communicate between a platform and a
● Open source initiative : https://obeonetwork.github.io/GraphicalServerProtocol/
Next steps for Che & Sirius?
- Eclipse Che: Platform to build cloud tooling
- Extensibility, Pluggability
- Cloudifying your tools
- Sirius needs you:
- Contribute to Sirius : it will remain open source
- Share needs & feedback
- Participate to the Graphical Server Protocol
- Support Obeo
Stevan Le Meur - Che maintainer :
@stevanLM / firstname.lastname@example.org
Mélanie Bats - Obeo :
@melaniebats / email@example.com