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Craftsman or Engineer?

A lot has been written on the differences between Craftsman and Engineer.  Recently I came across a simple example by Hofstadter & Sander, that nicely shows the basic difference in thinking. We start with a little exercise:

“Draw a square, a rectangle, a rhombus, and a parallelogram.”



Some people draw a solution as in (a), some draw solution…

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Added by Model Practice on April 22, 2014 at 19:05 — 2 Comments

Pragmatic code generation with Telosys Tools 2.1

Telosys Tools (http://tools.telosys.org , https://twitter.com/telosys)

the lightweight code generator is now available in version 2.1

(http://telosys-tools.blogspot.fr/2014/04/telosys-tools-210-is-available.html )…

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Added by Laurent GUERIN on April 10, 2014 at 15:17 — No Comments

BPMN to SBVR

Complex BPMN models of business requirements become difficult to understand for the business stakeholders lacking tachnical background. So a transformation becomes necessary from BPMN models to any natural language.

Added by saleem on March 4, 2014 at 16:45 — No Comments

Abstraction makes the Engineer

Just a brief note on abstraction in the professional world while reading [1]:



A simple example …

Say, you were given the following exercise:

“Draw a square, a rectangle, a rhombus, and a parallelogram.” [2]

Now of course you can:

(a) just draw one single square

(b) draw all the shapes in a 'typical' way, i.e. a rhombus that is not a square etc.

Both solutions, (a) and (b) would be…

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Added by Model Practice on October 9, 2013 at 6:18 — No Comments

jMDA 1.1.0 has just arrived

For those who are interested in lightweight mda approaches you might like jMDA. It is extremely easy to use and understand and very flexible and powerful at the same time. There is also a blog for jMDA.

Cheers,

Roger

Added by Roger Wegner on September 20, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

any<code/> : Astah UML Code generation Plugin

Astah UML is a UML modeler. I released an open source plugin, astah-anycode-plugin that enables to generate source code from class diagrams with custom templates so that you can export model in any language.

Don't hesitate to try it and tell me your feedback

Binaries : http://anycode.labulle.in

Added by José C. on June 16, 2013 at 18:30 — 1 Comment

Stachowiak on Preterition and Abundance in Modelling

In his 1973 book “Allgemeine Modelltheorie” (General Model Theory) Herbert Stachowiak describes the fundamental properties that make a Model.  Unfortunately this is still not available in english language, so I thought why not try a (quite free-style) translation of the essential bits (see here for all):

It is pretty inconvenient to post images here, so…

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Added by Model Practice on May 21, 2013 at 12:24 — No Comments

UMLtoSQL, UMLtoSymfony/PHP and UMLtoDjango/Python are now open source

Just released a set of Java classes to generate SQL / Python-Django domain models / PHP-Symfony domain models from UML class diagrams. Open Source License. 

Added by Jordi Cabot on April 18, 2013 at 19:00 — No Comments

Kindle edition of "Model Driven Software Engineering in Practice"

The Kindle edition of the book "Model Driven Software Engineering in Practice" by Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot and Manuel Wimmer is now available on Amazon. 

You can find it here:

http://www.amazon.com/Model-Driven-Software-Engineering-Practice-ebook/dp/B00A45A4LG/qid=1360227338

The Kindle edition is available at 10$.

On…

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Added by Marco Brambilla on February 7, 2013 at 8:58 — No Comments

Is transitioning to MDE really revolutionary? (case study)

Lessons learnt from adopting MDE in a large organization (General Motors) describing the benefits and challenges they encountered.

Read more: 

http://modeling-languages.com/is-transitioning-to-mde-revolutionary-for-companies-adopting-it/

Added by Jordi Cabot on January 17, 2013 at 10:29 — No Comments

Work as a Researcher on software modeling in Nantes (France)

We are looking for two postdoc/research engineers to work with us on MDE topics. 

or just contact me by email

Added by Jordi Cabot on November 29, 2012 at 11:14 — No Comments

How to share a modeling project with other users?

In a previous post, I illustrated the Collaborative Modeling mode provided with Obeo Designer6.



It allows several users to simultaneously edit a model and its diagrams. Thanks to the fine-grained locking mechanism, only the concerned model elements are locked, and automaticaly released…

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Added by Frédéric Madiot on October 9, 2012 at 9:11 — No Comments

Book announcement: Model-driven Software Engineering In Practice

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that the first edition of our "Model-driven Software Engineering In Practice" Book is now available.

See the book web page for all the information about the book (why we wrote it, table of contents, additional material,...): http://www.mdse-book.com

or subscribe to the book google groups for book-related discussions and announcements: …

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Added by Jordi Cabot on October 1, 2012 at 14:56 — 2 Comments

Modeling Satellites Software Architecture, the European Space Agency Case-Study

Would you develop a satellite application the same way you develop a «classic» application ?

Of course not!
When developing an application embedded in a satellite, a software engineer has to deal with many additional constraints:
1. The software platform is constrained by so many factors (energy consumption, temperature, scarce computational power and memory size, etc) that general purpose methodologies are not always…
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Added by Frédéric Madiot on September 21, 2012 at 20:24 — No Comments

MDWE workshop on Model Driven Web Engineering -- the Instant Community

The MDWE workshop on Model Driven and Agile Web Engineering will be held tomorrow in Berlin.

We have also set up an instant community system that will let you interact and participate online to the event at:

 

http://ic.kspaces.net/#!event/mdwe2012

 

All papers are already available online on the community site!

You can signup and participate to the community! You will find a "follow" button for…

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Added by Marco Brambilla on July 24, 2012 at 14:42 — No Comments

What researchers in Software Engineering are working on

Follow this link to see a word cloud of the contents of all ICSE 2012 (Int. Conf. on Software Engineering, the top software engineering conference for researchers) published papers.

Can you guess whether the word Models has a prominent role?

Added by Jordi Cabot on June 6, 2012 at 4:00 — 1 Comment

Rethinking development design choices with MDE

New blog post on the Metalevel: 

Rethinking development design choices with MDE

http://pjmolina.com/metalevel/2012/05/rethinking-development-design-choices-with-mde/

Feel free to share your impressions.

Added by Pedro J. Molina on May 20, 2012 at 21:39 — 4 Comments

Interview with J.C. Molina - Integranova Model Execution System (MES)

You can read here: http://modeling-languages.com/a-coffee-with-juan-carlos-molina-integranova/ the interview I did to Juan Carlos Molina about Integranova, a Model Execution System with more than 20 years in the market

Added by Jordi Cabot on May 7, 2012 at 11:17 — No Comments

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