More than ten years ago, software architect Kevin Perera invented a design method for architectures that was called "metadata-driven design and development". In this article, Aaron Kendall explains how to use this design method and outlines similarities as well as differences to current techniques like RESTful services or HATEOAS by implementing a metadata-driven mobile application.
InfoQ spoke with Lee and Celso about the Patterns-Based Engineering: Successfully Delivering Solutions via Patterns book, discussing patterns for working with patterns, MDD and the promise of reuse. The book focuses on how to improve efforts in identifying, producing, managing and consuming patterns – leading to better software delivered more quickly with fewer resources.
If you want to start building software in a model-driven way you’ll need to devise some methodology based on ideas and practical experiences from others. In this article, Johan shares with us 8 gotchas of Model Driven Engineering. The article contains a rich set of references to help you go further in your investigations.
Sven Efftinge, Peter Friese, and Jan Köhnlein pass on Model-driven software development best practices they have learned after years of increasing success applying MDD. 6