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AnyPresence Soups up Enterprise MBaaS Platform- Part 1 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Oct 30, 2013

Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence continues to hone their chops. Launching the fifth update to their self-titled platform geared for the enterprise. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides some insights for InfoQ readers…

Sparx Systems Has Released Enterprise Architect 9.2

by Michael Stal on  Feb 09, 2012 6

Sparx Systems, an Austrian based vendor of UML tools, has recently published version 9.2 of Enterprise Architect. The new version adds features like enhanced simulation capability and support for describing ontologies.

Why did MDE Miss the Boat?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 27, 2011 14

The activity and interest focused on programming languages seem to be reaching new highs every month. Jean Bezivin argued this week at the SPLASH conference that interest in MDE has come to a stand still. He provided his analysis to as why that happened.

A Tribute to Steve Jobs' Contribution to Software Engineering

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Oct 08, 2011 3

During the 12 years Steve spent away from Apple, he brought to market a number of software technologies and paradigms that are at the foundation of modern computing, languages and software engineering practices. At InfoQ, we would like to pay our tribute to Steve through a lesser known, but nonetheless probably as significant contribution to our lives.

Cooperation between European Space Agency and Lero

by Michael Stal on  Aug 19, 2011

As announced on 18th August 2011, the Irish Software Engineering Research Center (Lero) has signed a €300.000 contract for a research project with the European Space Agency (ESA). Goal of the research activities is to provide a solution framework for future space missions.

Preview: 15th SPLC Conference on Software Product Lines

by Michael Stal on  Aug 05, 2011

The International Software Product Line Conference (SPLC) is the most important event that covers the full range of Product Line Engineering in software-intensive products. Its 15th incarnation will take place in the Munich City Center from August 21st to August 26th.

Using Xbase to Define a Generic Graphical View

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jun 29, 2011

Jan Koehnlein, a core committer of the Xtext project, introduces how Xbase can be used to declaratively create graphical views of a given model, which is otherwise achieved by a hard-wired transformation between the model and its graphical representation.

Will Machiel van der Bijl make manual Software Testing obsolete?

by Michael Stal on  Jun 11, 2011 5

Machiel van der Bijl from the University of Twente in the Netherlands recently introduced a Model-based testing approach which is supposed to automate software testing.

Introducing the Colm Programming Language

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 26, 2011 2

Colm is new a programming language designed for the analysis and transformation of computer languages. Colm's main contribution lies in the parsing method. Colm was designed by Adrian Thurston, as part of his Ph.D. work.

Essential: a new Language Workbench

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  May 14, 2011 3

Pedro Molina has released the beta version of his new Language Workbench: Essential. Unlike other WLs, Essential is capable of interpreting the model definition, making it faster and easier to design and re-factor model driven solutions.

Model Driven Development and Domain Specific Language Best Practices

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 28, 2011 7

Markus Voelter has published an update to his 2008 "MDD and DSL Best Practices" article. One of his core conclusions today is that "the distinction between modeling and programming goes away almost completely."

Obeo Releases Obeo Designer 5.0

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 18, 2011

Obeo Designer enables business analysts and enterprise or solution architects to create their own modeling tools including domain specific notations or code generators. Code generation is handled by Acceleo, an Open-Source code generation environment based on a pragmatic vision of MDA, hosted by the Eclipse Foundation.

Language Workbench Competition 2011 Submissions

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 01, 2011 4

The submission period to the LWC 2011 closed yesterday registering 11 participants. Model Driven Software Development (MDSD) is experiencing a rapid growth due to the emergence of "Language Workbenches" which allow the development of dedicated programming languages from which general purpose programming language code can be generated. InfoQ spoke with one of the organizers of LWC 2011.

Four Decades of Software Engineering, are Changes Coming?

by jean-Jacques Dubray on  Nov 16, 2010 20

Jean Bezivin retraces the path that lead to our current software engineering practices and explore new avenues for the coming decade as, he notes, "there are some indications that we are currently crossing some new frontiers in technology and practices".

Model-Driven Development: Where are the Successes?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 21, 2010 22

Jon Whittle presented last week at the SPLC 2010 keynote, some findings on experiences from using model-based development. He reported that 83% of respondents to his survey "consider MDE a good thing". Yet, the industry is still looking for how to create successful Model-Driven approaches.

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