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This is a community developed VSCode extension to support development of Apama Streaming Analytics applications. Initially it offered syntax highlighting for EPL (Event Programming Language) files. EPL files are used by the Apama Streaming Analytics product to define applications that are executed within a runtime process called the 'correlator'. The language is a domain specific language centered around events and event processing. As the extension has grown, additional capabilities are being added beyond only syntax highlighting, such as launching the correlator runtime with files from your project.
For more information about Apama and EPL please visit the Apama Community website.
Features of the epl-syntax-highlighting extension
Theme based syntax highlighting
Based on the theme you choose the EPL code will be highlighted and easier to read than plain text files. This has been the case since the beginning of this extension, but it is more complete now (v1.0) and won't change significantly from here onward.
There are various settings available for the extension now. All the Apama configuration entries are prefixed 'SoftwareAG.Apama', and searching for 'Apama' will show all of them.
There are also some placeholders for using EPL with Cumulocity IoT. these will become active in a later release (>v1.0).
If you have enabled the Language Server and are using Apama full version 10.5.3+ then you will have access to live diagnostics. These diagnostics are limited to the file currently being edited but will become more fully featured as future releases are produced. Specifically, if you write EPL that uses external bundles or code, then the diagnostics may not take these into account.
There are various snippets defined in the extension to make writing code easier.
Tasks: correlator, inject monitor, and send event
Tasks can be created for running correlators on specific ports. The commands to inject EPL and send events also support these ports. Additionally there are tasks for engine_watch and engine_recieve that can also be set up. In future releases there will be a more coherent interface for this allowing a suite of tasks to be set up in one operation.
The animation below shows the default operation of the tasks.
Send Event file
Once you have a correlator executing some EPL then you can send event files to it with a right-click.
The animation below shows how to create a non-default tasks (allowing multiple correlators on different ports for example).
The apama_project tool can be used to create projects which are compatible with the eclipse-based 'Software Ag Designer' IDE, and will also allow you to edit Designer created projects in vscode.
You can add Bundles and instances to the project using the UI.
You can remove Bundles and instances from the project using the UI.
You can deploy the project using the UI and then run that project in a correlator. N.B. currently you may need to create or move a configuration file into the root of the deployed directory.
You can add breakpoints to the code for debugging. These are limited to line-based breakpoints currently.
Debugging the application also follows the standard vscode patterns.
To use the diagnostics capability you must have version 10.5.3 or later of Apama installed.
There are a number of issues that will be fixed, but please do raise issues in https://github.com/CaribouJohn/vscode-apama-extensions/issues if you come accross things. I am very open to pull requests to fix things also :)
Users are welcome to make pull requests with fixes and enhancements but I reserve the right to control what and when goes into released versions of the extention.
v1.0.1 (June 2020)
v0.2.0 to v0.9.0 (February 2020)
v0.1.0 (February 2020)