Tag: MDA

MDE shuffled again

Some background (click to show) [show][hide] Almost nine months after my last post on this blog. What happened? I got a baby! She’s ten months old now and she has taken a big place in my “spare life”. Also I started others blogs. So, I take this long break as an opportunity to think again

Successful MDA’s drawbacks… A true story #2

Facts This (other) company, uses an MDA/MDD life-cycle since many years. It works fine but… A first problem, funny if you think of it, is that MDA works too well: developers who work on MDA projects for a while, say 3 years, lost part of their ability to be a “standard” developer. Say they develop

True story of a MDA paradox

Based on a true return of experience. Facts This company has built an efficient MDA/MDD life-cycle based on UML and a robust MDE tooling. They outsource part of their new applications development. They offer to their IT services providers to use the company’s MDA tooling, and even offer to educate them and provide MDA expertise

I read the MDA Guide v 1.0.1

Just reading the title of this post you know I’m kidding. This founding OMG’s MDA guide is unreadable by a human being ;D. However, even if skipping a lot of sections, it’s interesting enough to worth reading it as it proposes definitions for terms very much used in the MDE community: MDA, CIM, PIM, PSM,

What is the focus of analysis: problem or solution?

This post is my shifted comment on Rafael’s post & discussion. Rafael talks about analysis vs design in the software life-cycle, where problem is the requirement and solution the software to build. First of all, IT or not, any answer makes sense as an answer only if it answers a question. So, a solution is

Lazy modeling?!

Yesterday I met Rémy Fannader, author of Caminao: a simple but very powerful modelization approach compatible with MDE practices. During a part of the discussion about how wide was the modeling state of art (as wide as at least one track for each artist ;D), popped out a simple illustration question: “May an abstract class

The Sustainable MDA Manifesto: 1st draft

Following recent discussions, with MDA and Executable UML OMG’s initiatives in background, here is my proposal for a Sustainable MDA Manifesto. It’s a first draft, so feel free to contribute. Introduction Even if one want to see them overlapping, modeling and programming are by very nature different activities. The “IT world” does love programming, mainly

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