... the only eclipse plugin for feature oriented software development.
A feature is a unit of functionality of a software system that satisfies a requirement, represents a design decision, and provides a potential configuration option. The basic idea is to describe a software system in terms of the features it provides. The goal is to construct well-structured software that can be tailored to the needs of the user and the application scenario. Typically, from a set of features, many different software systems can be generated that share common features and differ in other features. The set of software systems generated from a set of features is also called a software product line.
three success factors


how is your codebase


how to achieve stable and
high quality software


managing variation by identifying
and designing features

Integrated Development Environment
FeatureIDE is an open-source framework for feature-oriented software development (FOSD) based on Eclipse.
problem space - plan and implement your productline
  • domain analysis
    • capture the variabilities and commonalities of a software-system domain
    • build a feature model
  • domain implementation
    • implementing all software-systems of the domain at the same time
    • mapping the code assets to features
problem space domain specific

solution space - select features and generate products
  • requirements analysis
    • requirements are mapped to the features of the domain
    • features needed for a customized software system are selected, resulting in a configuration
  • software generation
    • software system is automatically built
    • based on a configuration and the domain implementation
solution space implementation

feature model editor
constraint wizard
configuration editor
collaboration diagram
collaboration outline