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GenMyModel: An Online Real-time Collaborative UML Designer

by Abel Avram on  Nov 14, 2013 1

This article contains an interview on GenMyModel’s architecture, technology used and future.

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.

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.

Architexa aims to make UML quick and easy

by Ian Roughley on  Jun 17, 2010

Architexa is a new Eclipse-based UML modeling tool that allows developers to quickly gain insight into code relationships through UML diagrams, and share what they find with others.

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: 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.

OMG Releases Draft Of SoaML

by Dilip Krishnan on  Jan 13, 2009 1

OMG released a draft of SoaML, a specification for the UML Profile and Metamodel for Services. SoaML (Modeling Language) is a standard extension to UML 2 that is meant to facilitate services modeling.

Paulo Merson on Documenting Application Architectures Using UML 2.0

by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 27, 2008 3

Documenting application architecture is an important part of the software development process. Paulo Merson recently talked about the role of documenting architecture in managing the Reference Architecture (RA). He did a presentation at SD Best Practices Conference on what information about an architecture should be captured and how UML 2.0 and BPMN can be used for architecture representation.

Microsoft’s Modeling Strategy

by Boris Lublinsky on  Oct 26, 2008

Based on their vision to deliver on the promise of model-driven development in SOA where business users, SOA architects and developers will be able to use the modeling tools to collaborate on composite applications, Microsoft has recently made several announcements about its modeling strategy.

Microsoft Announces the Next Generation of Visual Studio

by Abel Avram on  Sep 30, 2008 1

Microsoft has unveiled Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0.

Microsoft Joins the OMG: UML or DSL?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 11, 2008 3

There has been some debate recently to understand the meaning of Microsoft's support for UML. Is Microsoft going away from Domain Specific Languages or are UML and DSL complementary? Is UML becoming a notation more than a language? InfoQ spoke with Jack Greenfield to get some of these answers.

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.

Combining General Purpose Languages and Domain Specific Languages for Model Driven Engineering

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Apr 21, 2008 1

In his last blog post, Johan den Haan asks one of the key questions of model driven engineering. The article is didactic and explains how ontological and linguistic metamodels can be combined (orthogonally) to simplify code generation while enabling the combination of general purpose languages and domain specific languages concepts. He uses BPEL and BPMN as a supporting example.

Surveys from BPTrends and BEA Reflect on "The State of BPM in 2008"

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Mar 07, 2008

In the past couple of weeks, two major reports on "The State of BPM in 2008" were published by BPTrends and BEA. The reports show a fast growing market lead by major SOA infrastructure vendors, a significant growth of the adoption of BPMN and a steady growth of BPEL. Drivers for adopting a BPM approach range from cost savings to compensating for missing functionality in enterprise applications.

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