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Model-driven development training course, 25th-26th July, London

A professional short course in model-driven development and software engineering, including:

* UML, Agile and Model-based development (MBD)

* Domain-specific languages and reuse

* Model transformations and code generation

* Software modernisation and re-engineering

* Big Data analysis techniques

* Agent-based techniques

* Case studies of successful use of Agile and MBD in finance

The course includes practical instruction and guidance on the effective…


Added by Kevin Lano on June 17, 2016 at 8:47 — No Comments

Top 3 mistakes you do when you work with Java

Mistake 1: Existing Libraries

It's unquestionably an oversight for Java Developers to overlook the multitudinous measure of libraries written in Java. Before reevaluating the wheel, attempt to hunt down accessible libraries - a significant number of them have been cleaned throughout the years of their presence and are allowed…


Added by Rai Mirrow on March 16, 2016 at 10:12 — No Comments

Questions For Java Developer

Here are some meeting tips for you to set yourself up when you go for your Java meeting . Ensure you have a duplicate of your resume before you.

It is OK to have a trick sheet or two - simply don't give anybody a chance to hear papers rearranging.

Know your OOA&D definitions, for example, polymorphism, legacy, and so forth. Know the distinction…


Added by Rai Mirrow on March 16, 2016 at 9:53 — No Comments

Als schneller und einfacher mit einer Client-Konflikt zu verhandeln, unter Berücksichtigung der Interessen der Gesellschaft und den Kunden?

Während aggressive Client nicht "austoben", kann er nicht ruhig und vernünftig zu reden. Emotionen "überstreichen" widersprüchliche Client, und wird nicht zulassen, dass bis auf die Stellungnahme des Managers zu hören, geschweige denn logischer wiegen die "Profis" und "Wider". Daher ist der beste Weg, um "auszulöschen" das Feuer des Konflikts -, um den Client zu helfen, mit Frustration und Irritation, dh zu bewältigen eine Chance geben, zu sprechen.

Auch wenn unzufriedene Kunden…


Added by Raumond Casey on January 29, 2016 at 15:19 — No Comments

Conflict Management mistakes we often make

There are so many mistakes we make on a daily basis, but some of them are unnecessary and simply foolish. Most of the conflict management mistakes are unnecessary and are simply spoiling your management’s reputation.

Here are some of them. Check them out and try to keep them out of your organization.


Taking no action when a team conflict arises

Team conflicts are bad and hardly can one assume these conflicts to be resolved on their own. So, it is important to…


Added by Sandra Falk on January 6, 2016 at 5:22 — No Comments

Why swift is better than Objective-C

On account of a few key elements, Swift can possibly turn into the true programming language for making immersive, responsive, shopper confronting applications for quite a long time to come. Apple seems to have enormous objectives for Swift. It has streamlined the compiler for execution and the dialect for improvement, and it implies Swift being "intended to scale from 'hi, world' to a whole working framework" in Swift's documentation. While Apple…


Added by Raumond Casey on November 30, 2015 at 10:20 — No Comments

My kickstarter campaign about modeldriven HTML5 mobile apps


I like to officially announce my Kickstarter campaign here. It is about developing HTML5 mobile apps using modeldriven methologies.

The campaign can be found here. And an article explaining a bit more the amount to raise will be found here.

I have two goals with it. First it may be a successful campaign and I'll get the money to invest in contracted…


Added by Lothar Behrens on May 24, 2015 at 22:00 — No Comments

Visual Programming Is Unbelievable… Here’s Why We Don’t Believe In It

Visual programming has been an unfulfilled prophecy for years. As so many other areas, like virtual reality, artificial intelligence, or speech recognition, when the hype was high, the underlying technology wasn’t there yet.

But that was not its only problem…

Continue reading Visual Programming Is Unbelievable… Here’s Why We Don’t Believe In It

Added by Tiago Simões on March 27, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

I failed to convince my students about the benefits of code-generation

Some days ago I wrote this post reporting on the feedback I got from my students after asking them to use a code-generator to build a simple CRUD-like application.

The post was highly controversial and got quite a few interesting discussions. 

Therefore I thought it would be also interesting for this community

Added by Jordi Cabot on February 16, 2015 at 11:35 — 4 Comments

Why reinvent Code Generation?

If anybody is interested in discussing and criticising a post on the Virtual Developer blog ("Why reinvent Code Generation?"), please feel free to do so here on the model driven software network. I am curious to read your opinions and…


Added by Marcus Munzert on May 15, 2014 at 14:49 — No Comments

Bring your Code Generator to the Masses

Do you already have your own code generator that can run on a Java Virtual Machine? Or do you want to develop a new code generator using Java as programing language? Now there is an easy way to make such a generator easily accessible from the outside world, without having to install it on every developer's computer. The Virtual Developer Platform lets you deploy your code generator in the cloud. It doesn't matter, for which…


Added by Marcus Munzert on April 25, 2014 at 12:55 — 3 Comments

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…


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


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

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.



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 :

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…


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

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