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SOA Grammar – Are Services Verbs or Nouns?

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 21, 2009 13

In his new post, Jason Bloomberg introduces two types of services – Entities and Tasks, and explains the role each type of services plays in building SOA systems.

Eclipse DemoCamp London

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 29, 2009 1

Eclipse DemoCamps have been organized around the world over the months of May and June to cover some of the new features of Eclipse Galileo. Today, the London DemoCamp was held at SkillsMatter, presenting NatTable, a high-performance SWT table with extended features, a retrospective of JQuantLib's experiences of moving to OSGi and a demo of Xtext, a powerful text-based DSL modelling tool.

Model Driven Development with Adobe Flex

by Jon Rose on  Jun 21, 2009

Adobe has announced another step forward in the Flex eco-system with the beta release of Adobe LiveCycle Data Services 3 (LCDS).

Microsoft Has Released “Oslo” May 2009 CTP

by Abel Avram on  May 28, 2009 1

Major features of “Oslo” May 2009 CTP are: “Quadrant”, a visual modeling tool, changes of the “M” language specification and the addition of predefined domain models to speed up development.

Interview: Joseph Yoder on Adaptive Object Model Architecture

by Abel Avram on  May 13, 2009 3

In this interview Joseph Yoder talks about the Adaptive Object Model (AOM) architecture, a software architecture for easily adapting to changing business requirements.

Data, Context and Interaction : A New Architectural Approach by James O. Coplien and Trygve Reenskau

by Sadek Drobi on  May 08, 2009 8

James O. Coplien and Trygve Reenskaug have recently introduced a new architectural approach to OOP based on Data, Context and Interaction pattern. It should allow capturing user mental model in terms of behavioral requirements, something that classic OOP fails to do. The article, that triggered many reactions and critics, provides insights into DCI using concrete examples to show its advantages.

What’s Planned for Visual Studio Team System 2010

by Abel Avram on  Mar 26, 2009

Bill Maurer, Developer Technology Specialist at Microsoft, held a conference presenting what new features Visual Studio Team System 2010 (VSTS) will have in the following key domains: Team Foundation Server, Source Control, Project Management, Testing, Development and Architecture.

Article: RGen: Ruby Modeling and Code Generation Framework

by Werner Schuster on  Mar 03, 2009 2

This article introduces RGen, a modeling framework inspired by openArchitectureWare and technologies like the Eclipse's EMF. RGen uses internal DSLs for defining metamodels and offers a full modeling stack for Ruby.

Presentation: Frameworks and DDD: Keeping the Model Clean

by Abel Avram on  Mar 02, 2009 3

In this presentation recorded during QCon SF 2008, Tim McCarthy talks about preserving the purity of the domain model while using frameworks. Frameworks can be very useful when developing applications, but they can present some pitfalls, mudding the domain, if they are not used properly. The presentation is targeted at developers.

Article: Staying Safe and Sound Thanks to MDSD

by Abel Avram on  Feb 25, 2009 4

In this article, Andreas Kaltenbach explains how Model-Driven Software Development (MSDS) can help solving backward compatibility problems when creating a newer version of a software which can mean a new API or a new database schema that old clients cannot use. MSDS is used to negotiate the differences between versions to ease the upgrading process.

Eclipse Banking Day London

by Alex Blewitt on  Feb 17, 2009 1

Last week's Eclipse Banking Day in London saw 80+ attendees discuss the use of Eclipse in banking. Sponsored by the Eclipse foundation, in conjunction with Sybase, Cloudsmith, Actuate, Itemis and WeigleWilczek, there were eleven presentations and four short talks by members of the banking and Eclipse communities.

Article: A Message Type Architecture for SOA

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Feb 09, 2009 28

This article proposes a new Message Type Architecture to help manage the message formats in a SOA. The approach based on two related DSLs, one for the Enterprise Data Model and one for the Message Types, promotes reuse and helps aligning the Data and SOA governance processes.

Presentation: Convergence: Model-Based Software, Systems And Control Engineering

by Abel Avram on  Feb 06, 2009

In this presentation filmed during OOPSLA 2008, Janos Sztipanovits attempts to tackle the complexity of large scale systems integration. Software, systems and control engineering converge in such systems, raising the integration challenges and demanding a new approach to model-based design.

Microsoft Released a Threat Modeling Tool

by Abel Avram on  Jan 29, 2009

Microsoft has released SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3, a tool used to model, analyze, track and mitigate security vulnerabilities early in the application’s design process.

Presentation: Textual DSLs Made Simple

by Abel Avram on  Jan 21, 2009 6

In this presentation filmed during QCon London 2008, Markus Voelter tried to convince the audience that writing a textual external DSL is fairly straightforward and simple. He took them through the steps needed to create a textual DSL from defining the grammar to processing a domain model.

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