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  • A Proposal to Enhance the UML Notation

    by Raul Rugiero on  Dec 13, 2012 7

    Raul Rugiero proposes an enhancement to the UML notation whereby requirements and test cases, in particular acceptance tests, are strictly related. Agile methodologies highlight this aspect basing themselves on test driven approaches. The notation of UML use cases may be enhanced in order to allow enhanced UML tools to properly handle links between use cases and tests.

  • Wireframes: A Great Way to Start Development Projects

    by Andreas Wulf on  Aug 07, 2012 12

    In this article, Andreas Wulf introduces wireframing as a simple and effective way to kickstart your development projects. Wireframes allow you to present your ideas in a tangible form so that can be shared and debated (without writing any code). By leaving out graphic design details, wireframes are not only quick and easy to create and change, they help us stay focused on the “big picture”.

  • How to Integrate Models And Code

    by Juha-Pekka Tolvanen on  May 08, 2012 3

    While creating models in a form or another is very common, their combination with the code has been challenging. As a result, models are usually thrown away once the implementation has progressed. The reason is partly in the modeling languages used and partly in the tools applied. The article describes proven practices for working with both models and code.

Modeling Failure Scenarios in Systems

Posted by Burag Cetinkaya on  Apr 23, 2012

Modeling failure during architecture phase to ensure availability in production

Ember.js: Rich Web Applications Done Right

Posted by Joachim Haagen Skeie on  Mar 22, 2012

This article walks you through building an application with Ember.js, showing the MVC system, data binding, as well as how to build GUI and Touch support. 9

Interview: Software Systems Architecture: Working With Stakeholders Using Viewpoints and Perspectives

Posted by Jeevak Kasarkod on  Feb 07, 2012

InfoQ spoke to the authors of Software Systems Architecture on a couple of new topics, the System Context viewpoint and Agile, which have been added to the second edition. 1

Agile Modeling: Enhancing Communication and Understanding

Posted by Lee Ackerman on  Nov 21, 2011

Agile Modeling adheres to and aligns with Agile values and principles and should be one of the practices within your Agile toolkit. 2

Patterns-Based Engineering: Successfully Delivering Solutions via Patterns

Posted by Dave West on  Apr 19, 2011

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.

Concrete: Rich, Customizable DSL Editors for the Browser

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Feb 24, 2011

Text-based DSLs are useful, an custom editor for the DSL is even better. Concrete allows to build customized editors for JSON-based DSLs/Models. InfoQ talked to Concrete's creator Martin Thiede.

Interview and Book Excerpt: George Fairbanks’ Just Enough Software Architecture

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Nov 23, 2010

Just Enough Software Architecture book, by author George Fairbanks, focuses on a risk-driven approach to software architecture development. InfoQ spoke with George about the book and his thesis. 6

Staying Safe and Sound Thanks to MDSD

Posted by Andreas Kaltenbach on  Feb 25, 2009

Andreas Kaltenbach explains how MSDS solves backward software programs compatibility problems by negotiating the differences between versions to ease the upgrading process. 4

RGen: Ruby Modelling and Code Generation Framework

Posted by Martin Thiede on  Feb 20, 2009

This article introduces RGen, a modelling framework inspired by openArchitectureWare. RGen uses internal DSLs for defining metamodels and offers a full modelling stack for Ruby. 2

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