Thursday, November 7, 2013

GAPE Domain Specific Language

This time I want to talk about GAPE a Domain Specific Language, for the Google App Engine, created with Xtext.
Xtext is an awesome open source framework for programming languages and DSLs covering all aspect of language development.
The final result is a full feature development environment integrated with Eclipse including syntax highlighting, code completion, quick-fixes etc.
For those interested to became familiar with XText I recommend the book by Lorenzo Bettini, Implementing Domain-Specific Languages with Xtext and Xtend.
To make it simple, we created a short video to introduce the GAPE DSL. Hope you enjoy it.

The link to the GAPE SDK download is available on here.
You can become familiar with GAPE by playing with the GAPE's Anatomy available on the demo application.


Thursday, July 25, 2013

MEDIT Symposium Software Conference 2013

Although we have received positive responses and enthusiasm about MEDIT Symposium 2013 and unique venue, we regret to inform you that the conference has been cancelled.
I would like to give special thanks to all our Speakers and Sponsors for their support, collaboration and interest in the MEDIT 2013 Event.

This year I was approached to manage and coordinate an international software conference that would be both interesting, attractive and identify a unique location.
A big request might I say, but I quickly accepted the challenge and opportunity.
Starting this year, a new exciting Software Development Conference (MEDIT Symposium),  is planned in the heart of the Mediterranean, October 3-4, 2013.
The event features two full conference days with multiple tracks, providing a community for learning, networking and tracking innovation in software development. 
Based on my experiences, crowded conferences can be a little chaotic, so we have limited the number of registrations to 200.

I, or should say we, believe that “Knowledge Empowers You”, and MEDIT Symposium conference gives the opportunity to attend up to thirty sessions on hot topics such as, Cloud Computing, Open Source and Mobile Development, which all developers and professionals in the software community are passionate about.
We are pleased  to announce that the  conference opening key note will be presented by Jim Jagielsky, a noted leader, visionary and developer in the Open Source community. 
Just to mention a couple of highlights,  Loiane Groner will give a presentation in mobile development, while Jeremy Hanna will talk about Apache Cassandra
To see a full list of the speakers and schedule visit the conference website.

The venue is is in the Castle of Milazzo, Sicily, which is not an ordinary venue, and has been selected for location, culture and food.  A place that I am very familiar with and feel at home. 
I had visited the Castle after it had been renovated and thought it would be a great place for a conference.
As we all know, it is a hassle and sometimes a challenge to reach our final destination when traveling.
So, as part of the registration  and personal touch, shuttle transfer from/to Catania International airport is included as well as delicious Mediterranean buffet lunch for both days.
Our hospitality starts from the moment you land on the island where you will be greeted by members of MEDIT team upon arrival at the international airport of Catania to accompany you to the city, passing under the slopes of Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe and land of Cyclopes, admiring Taormina, Strait of Messina  and arriving at the final destination, the cape of Milazzo.

See you at MEDIT Symposium 2013!