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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
Mary Jo Foley is reporting that Microsoft is dropping Quadrant and is revising its plans for its M data-modeling language.
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.
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.
In this article, Jean-Jacques Dubray questions the belief that code and models are two separate worlds. He presents a unified view of Model Driven Engineering, Architecture and Programming models based on a novel approach to specify execution element semantics in DSLs.
In this interview Joseph Yoder talks about the Adaptive Object Model (AOM) architecture, a software architecture for easily adapting to changing business requirements.
In a recent entry, Phillip Calcado asks the question "What Is A Service?" and then goes on to describe how the answer to this lies with Domain Driven Design and ensuring that all stakeholders in an SOA development share the same understanding.
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.