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Software Architecture in the Movies

by Michael Stal on  Jul 31, 2011

Keeping up-to-date with software architecture can be a tough endeavor. Information is normally available within thick books or somewhere hidden in the Web. Another more entertaining way can be to watch clips available at video sites such as YouTube and Vimeo.

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.

OpenXava 4.0 Supports JPA 2.0 and Dependency Injection

by Srini Penchikala on  Jan 18, 2011 2

The latest version of Java based model-driven development framework OpenXava supports JPA 2.0 and Dependency Injection. OpenXava version 4.0 also includes improvements in Groovy support to define the JPA entities.

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.

Using Eclipse Xtext to Simplify Mobile Application Development

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 10, 2010 4

Daniel Schneller illustrates how his team used Xtext to create a textual-DSL that models the navigation paths of mobile applications and generate Java code from it. He provides a step by step tutorial and discusses the advantages of such an approach.

Microsoft Drops Quadrant

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Aug 08, 2010 5

Mary Jo Foley is reporting that Microsoft is dropping Quadrant and is revising its plans for its M data-modeling language.

MoDisco: A Model-Driven Software Modernization Framework

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jul 27, 2010 2

Software Modernization is an acute problem for most IT organizations. MoDisco is a joint project between MIA Software and the AtlanMod Research Team which is offering a model driven solution. Jordi Cabot and his colleagues wrote a two page introduction on this Eclipse project.

Interview: Eric Evans on the State of DDD

by dave West on  Jun 03, 2009

At QCon San Francisco, 2008, Eric Evans answers questions about his recent activities and the evolution of DDD. During the interview he responds to questions about the relationship of DDD to usability, to FIT and FITnesse type testing, technology tools, and domain-specific languages. He also speaks about the DDD community as a whole.

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