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Eclipse Cloud DevTools Contributor Award: Dominik Bork for bridging academia, open source, and industry

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 11:24 by John Kellerman

The Eclipse Cloud Developer Tools contributor award for this month is proudly presented to Dr. Dominik Bork, Assistant Professor for Business Systems Engineering at TU Wien, in recognition of his remarkable dedication and innovative contributions to the Eclipse Cloud DevTools technologies.

Dominik has been instrumental in the Cloud DevTools community for bridging academia, open-source software and industry. His commitment ensures that the innovative work from research projects and student theses doesn't just end with an excellent publication, but evolves into valuable contributions to open-source projects, such as those within the Eclipse Cloud DevTools ecosystem. It's his forward-thinking approach that enables research results to have a lasting impact and utility beyond the academic sphere, allowing open-source projects and their industrial adopters to benefit from novel research results.

Examples of Dominik’s efforts:

  • His guidance of students in developing innovative extensions to Eclipse Cloud DevTools technologies, particularly for Eclipse GLSP and EMF.cloud, has led to important  improvements, such as enhanced  accessibility for more inclusive diagram editing with GLSP, real-time collaborative modeling via VS Code Live Share, and a robust end-to-end testing framework for GLSP diagram editors.
  • With the inception and development of bigUML (see screenshot below) and an ER modeling tool for VS Code, he is rethinking the concepts of modeling tools based on Eclipse Cloud DevTools technologies, and feeds the lessons learned from development back to the open-source community.
  • He is playing a pivotal role in incorporating Eclipse Cloud DevTools technologies into his academic curriculum and research publications, significantly contributing to their adoption and enhancement.
BigUML based on Eclipse Theia and GLSP

BigUML based on Eclipse Theia and GLSP

For these reasons and many more, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Dominik Bork. Your contributions significantly enhance the Eclipse Cloud DevTools landscape, and we are grateful for your passionate involvement.

This Eclipse Cloud DevTools contributor award is sponsored by EclipseSource, providing consulting and implementation services for web-based tools, Eclipse GLSPEclipse Theia, and VS Code.