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Microsoft Released a Threat Modeling Tool

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 29, 2009

Microsoft has released SDL Threat Modeling Tool 3, a tool used to model, analyze, track and mitigate security vulnerabilities early in the application’s design process.

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Presentation: Textual DSLs Made Simple

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 21, 2009 6

In this presentation filmed during QCon London 2008, Markus Voelter tried to convince the audience that writing a textual external DSL is fairly straightforward and simple. He took them through the steps needed to create a textual DSL from defining the grammar to processing a domain model.

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OMG Releases Draft Of SoaML

by Dilip Krishnan Follow 0 Followers 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.

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JetBrains Meta Programming System Supports Language Oriented Programming and DSLs

by Srini Penchikala Follow 13 Followers on  Dec 30, 2008 3

Meta Programming System (MPS), a new Language Oriented Programming tool from JetBrains, allows the developers to extend programming languages as well as create Domain Specific Languages (DSLs) for enterprise applications. JetBrains development team recently announced the release of beta version of MPS software.

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Interview: Scott Ambler On Agile’s Present and Future

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 02, 2008

In this interview, InfoQ’s Chief Editor, Floyd Marinescu, interviewed Scott Ambler, Practice Lead for Agile Development at IBM, on the current status of the Agile community and practices having a look at the perspective of the Agile’s future.

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Paulo Merson on Documenting Application Architectures Using UML 2.0

by Srini Penchikala Follow 13 Followers 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.

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Article: Harvesting SOA

by Stefan Tilkov Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 24, 2008

In a new article, Wil Leeuwis explores lessons that can be learned from a historical perspective when thinking about SOA. He argues there's a lot of old, well understood and practically applied theory that can help us harvesting the profits of the innovation part of the services-world.

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Article: Composite Oriented Programming with Qi4j

by Rickard Öberg Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 20, 2008 13

The goal of modeling domain concepts through objects set by OOP has for a long time been handled in insufficient ways. In this article we introduce the concept of Composite Oriented Programming, and show how it avoids the issues with OOP and reignites the hope of being able to compose domain models with reusable pieces.

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How a Modeling Language Should Look Like and where UML Stands with Regard to this?

by Sadek Drobi Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2008 2

Based on the book Domain Specific Modeling by S. Kelly and J.-P. Tolvanen, the author of Learning Lisp blog exposed some thoughts on how a modeling language should look like and where UML stands with regard to this. While it appears that UML doesn’t provide enough precision and high enough level of abstraction, another blogger suggests a different approach that may allow its successful use in MDD.

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Presentation: An Introduction to M

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 30, 2008

During PDC 2008, David Langworthy, Architect at Microsoft, and Don Box, Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, held a presentation about Oslo, focusing especially on the modeling language M, explaining what is and what is not, and also demonstrating using M to create a data model.

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Microsoft’s Modeling Strategy

by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers 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.

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Oracle BPM Roadmap Revealed

by Boris Lublinsky Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 12, 2008

During Oracle’s Open World conference last month, Oracle has revealed their BPM strategy and roadmap. The centerpiece of this strategy is building a unified BPM platform based on the strength of existing Oracle’s assets and BEA acquisition.

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Microsoft Announces the Next Generation of Visual Studio

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 30, 2008 1

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

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Microsoft Joins the OMG: UML or DSL?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 3 Followers 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.

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Article: 8 Reasons Why Model-Driven Approaches (will) Fail

by Jean-Jacques Dubray Follow 3 Followers on  Jul 30, 2008 16

When you want to build model-driven software you’ll need to devise a methodology based on ideas and experiences from others. Johan den Haan shares 8 gotchas of Model Driven Engineering. One of the key points in the article focuses on the use of graphical tools vs general purpose languages.

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