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News: Release of XMF 2.0 under EPL

  1. Release of XMF 2.0 under EPL (9 messages)

    XMF is a state of the art dynamic programming language that provides an excellent basis for the construction of a broad range of applications including: Data Intelligence, DSLs and Software and System modeling. XMF has strong Java integration and allows applications to be architected using mixins of conventional Java and higher level XMF based languages (i.e. DSLs). Ceteva is pleased to announce the immediate availability of XMF Engine as open-source technology under the Eclipse Public License (EPL). Further information, along with download details (no registration required), links to the new XMF forum and extensive documentation can be found here: http://www.ceteva.com/index-resources.html Ceteva is also pleased to announce the immediate free availability of the second edition of the ebook "Applied Metamodelling". This first edition of this book has been widely cited and has been influential in a number of technology initiatives. All the examples in the book can be used with XMF Engine. Further information can be found here along with download details (no registration required). http://www.ceteva.com/index-resources.html

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  2. OK .. but[ Go to top ]

    Ah, personally i look for a business-oriented language. i don't - no offense intended - have much interest in what XMF can do in the Eclipse framework, because wed dont sell that in my company. I would have an interest in seeing how i can build a simple Web app using XMF or access a database with XMF. So i guess i'm putting in my vote for a different example app ;-) BTW, who's using this ? tell us more.
  3. Re: OK .. but[ Go to top ]

    Hi Ethan, Thanks for your response, I'm not sure which example you are referring to. If you are interested in business oriented languages, here is an example of writing business rules using XMF: http://www.ceteva.com/XMF/Programmers%20Guide/Business%20Rules/Business%20Rules.html If you are interested in writing web apps using XMF, here is an example: http://www.ceteva.com/XMF/toc.html If you are interested in doing stuff with databases, there is some more documentation coming, but in the meantime have a look at the post I placed today on the XMF forum: http://ceteva.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11 By the way, the root of all the XMF documentation can be found here: http://www.ceteva.com/XMF/toc.html In terms of who is using XMF commercially - lots of different organizations in defence, telecoms and other domains. We hope that many more people will start using as part of Ceteva's open source initiative. Kind Regards, James
  4. Re: OK .. but[ Go to top ]

    Apologise, the web app example is here: http://www.ceteva.com/XMF/Programmers%20Guide/WebServer/WebServer.html
  5. Re: OK .. but[ Go to top ]



    In terms of who is using XMF commercially - lots of different organizations in defence, telecoms and other domains. We hope that many more people will start using as part of Ceteva's open source initiative.

    Kind Regards,

    James
    Are you bluffing! Sorry for the tone, but, XMF sounds very esoteric, its very hard to believe its ... used! I mean come on ... couldn't you give a more verifieable reference, send an email to some of these companies, go through the procedures, sign the papers and put there names on your site, a few sucess stories with more details on how they are used won't hurt We all, went WOW when amazon used erlang for their webservices, and ... well, thats amazon and erlang, i mean amazon is a software companies in many ways, and erlang is not a new kid on the block, yet i would still say, they took a big risk using a language with a very small talent pool, they will pay for it, their best bet should be, that paying for those esoteric programmers who know erlang is worth it! i mean, perl would be considered esoteric in the middle east! and perl is like 20 years old!
  6. Have a look at the forums[ Go to top ]

    ... to get an impression of the community size.
  7. Re: Have a look at the forums[ Go to top ]

    if by the forum you mean this link http://ceteva.com/forum/ there is 17 posts in total (including the replies) for a while there i thought, maybe i jumped the gun, thanks for the tip
  8. Re: OK .. but[ Go to top ]

    Commercial customers of XMF-Mosaic (from which the XMF engine is taken) include (in no particular order) BAE Systems, Artisan Software Tools, BSkyB, BT, Citigroup, Lockheed Martin, SELEX Avionics Systems, Ultra Datel, MCM S.P.A. I'm not sure why you view XMF as esoteric - it contains standard OO features found in languages such as Java, metaclass facilities found in languages such as smalltalk (although XMF's are more general) plus some further novel features which make it well suited to language engineering. One of the most novel features is that XMF is (almost) completely defined in terms of itself. This is not an esoteric feature, but applicable to large groups of people that need a highly customisable environment or one that needs to be extended for specific applications. The forum was opened a couple of days ago. This is not the mechanism by which we communicate with commercial customers, we are hoping that it will help grow an open source community around XMF. Please join and contribute to this. James
  9. Re: OK .. but[ Go to top ]

    This is not the mechanism by which we communicate with commercial customers, we are hoping that it will help grow an open source community around XMF. Please join and contribute to this.

    James
    Hi William, Welcome to TSS. There is an old habit here to knock what ever it is you don't know. If it isn't spelled J.A.V.A then it is suspect and esoteric by default :) I for one will take a look at your language with interest, and judge it on its own merits. Regards, Paul.
  10. community size[ Go to top ]

    "The forum was opened a couple of days ago. " Good point ...