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Jolt Award 2011 for Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools

by Michael Stal on  Nov 02, 2011

On October 26th, The Jolt Judges announced the awards for 2011 in the category “Design, Planning, and Architecture Tools”. In detail, the Jolt hall of fame now includes the products Paradigm for UML, Restructure 101, and Requirements Center 2010.

Evolve: Using Components to Improve on Dependency Injection

by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 22, 2010

Evolve is a lightweight tool for creating, wiring up and executing Java components. Developers can use Evolve to graphically describe JavaBeans and also optionally generate Java code for setters and getters. InfoQ spoke with Andrew McVeigh about the tool.

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.

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: Managing Variability in Product-Lines

by Niclas Nilsson on  Jul 18, 2008

Managing commonality and variability is the core of product line engineering. In this presentation, Markus Völter illustrates how model-driven and aspect oriented software development help addressing the challenge of managing variability in product line engineering.

MindScape Has Released LightSpeed 2.0

by Abel Avram on  Jul 15, 2008

MindScape has released version 2.0 of their domain modeling and ORM tool. LightSpeed 2.0 includes a visual domain model designer integrated with Visual Studio 2008, support for LINQ and the ability to access multiple databases concurrently.

Are Business Analysts Ready to Become Programmers?

by James Vastbinder on  May 23, 2008 3

Microsoft seems to think so as they prepare to deliver on the Oslo vision. Back in November 2007 Doug Purdy made a veiled reference to a new project in development calling it "Emacs.NET". This fueled rampant speculation far from the intended mark.

Interview: Markus Voelter about Software Architecture Documentation

by Abel Avram on  May 05, 2008 5

InfoQ interviewed Markus Voelter about the importance of writing software architecture documentation and the problems noticed by him when it comes to creation of useful software design documents.

Article: Process Component Models: The Next Generation In Workflow?

by Floyd Marinescu on  Feb 11, 2008 11

Tom Baeyens wrote a summary of the state of Workflow & BPM standards and tools. After a detailed look at BPEL, BPMN, and other technologies such as choreography, XPDL, BPDM, jPDL, Tom takes the stance that it is time to abandon the idea that non-technical business analysts can draw production-ready software in diagrams and separate the analysis process models and executable process models.

Prefer Broad Design Skills over Platform Knowledge

by Sadek Drobi on  Jan 24, 2008 4

In his latest article Martin Fowler suggests that what matters most while building a team is not experience or thorough knowledge of the specific platform and business domain, but rather some broader skills that allow building quality software and delivering value.

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