When you pick technologies to build tools empowering hundreds of your engineers, you aim at making the best choice. Open-Source is the best when you play the long term.
The Eclipse Foundation ensures that all the metrics related to an Open-Source project are exposed on its website, helping you to assess the effort which goes into maintaining and updating the technology.
With 12 releases in 2022, the Eclipse Sirius project demonstrates its strength as a platform for building graphical modeling tools in any engineering domain. Each release brings a number of improvements and fixes to the core technology. In the last 6 years the team behind Sirius shipped no less than 60 releases!
We are committed to maintain a similar pace for 2023. We are still at the beginning of the year and both Sirius and Sirius Web have already shipped one, enjoy!
Building graphical modeling tools can be a complex undertaking, especially if they need to support many features and functions. At Obeo, we have extensive experience in this area and strive to make the process as easy and accessible as possible. To accomplish this, we rely on several strategies, including modular design, higher-level abstractions, and the ability to iterate quickly on a tool definition. In the last few years we have kept these principles while transitionning the technologies to the Web.
Are your engineering tools built on top of strong and well-maintained technologies? was originally published by Cédric Brun at CEO @ Obeo on January 25, 2023.