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EMF: Eclipse Modeling Framework Second Edition by Frank Budinsky, Ed Merks, Marcelo Paternostro, Dave Steinberg

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Chapter 21. EMF 2.3 and 2.4

During the preparation of this book, EMF has evolved through a couple of new versions. The previous chapters were based on EMF 2.2. Although that version is not dramatically different from the very latest, 2.4, there have nevertheless been a few notable changes introduced since then. This chapter provides an overview of the new features in EMF 2.3 and 2.4, and explains the motivation behind some of them.

21.1 Java 5.0 Support

The most noteworthy changes to EMF after the 2.2 release were to introduce support for two important Java 5.0 features, enumerations and generics. These features have great potential to increase the quality of Java applications as they improve type checking at compile time, which will help developers ...

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