Sonntag, 3. August 2008
eclipse plugin for protocol buffers
Google has released recently the nice api protocolbuffer to the opensource community. (See http://google-opensource.blogspot.com/2008/07/protocol-buffers-googles-data.html) It is an interesting alternative to XML, if you need an evolvable API, which is more efficient than XML.

My favourite development environment eclipse did not have syntax highlighting for this interesting tool.
So I decided to hack a simple eclipse plugin, which does provide syntax highlighting for this interesting API. I went out today with my laptop to a local music festival here in Hersbruck, the so called Altstadtfest, sat down in front of one music band and hacked the editor. I decided to release the editor with an Lesser Gnu public license.
You can install the editor from the eclipse update site:

http://www.schmidmeier.org/downloads

If you find this software useful, please let me know at arno.Schmidmeier at senacor dot com. Please do so also, if you found some bugs. If there is enough interest I will host the software on traditional opensource site.

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I found this useful. Thanks! There does seem to be a small bug with comments not always getting highlighted, but by no means a deal breaker.

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It is never too late
Well, I have found this blog, after I created my own
https://github.com/Enide/polyglot-maven-editors#minimalist-proto-files-editor-for-protocol-buffers-and-grpc

@Arno, please publish your plugin on Marketplace
https://marketplace.eclipse.org/node/add/resource

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