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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:

The Kindle edition is available at 10$.



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:

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…


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,...):

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


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…

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:!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…


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

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: 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

CG2012 summary

CG2012 Summary:

Added by Pedro J. Molina on April 17, 2012 at 7:30 — 4 Comments

Performing multi-viewpoint analysis : Thales case-study

A domain where MDE is widely used is System Engineering. In this domain, Thales has acquired a strong experience with the Arcadia approach.

Arcadia is a model-based architecture engineering approach which has been tooled up in Eclipse with Melody Advance, a generic workbench developped  by Thales Engineering & Process Management with the assistance of Obeo.

Based on EMF and GMF, Melody Advance allows other Thales entities to create their own modeling tools.…


Added by Frédéric Madiot on April 16, 2012 at 7:30 — No Comments

LWC2012 Summary

A quick summary about the Language Workbenches Challenge 2012


Pedro J.

Added by Pedro J. Molina on April 9, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

VSPAT released!

Microsoft has recently released the Visual Studio Pattern Automation Toolkit (VSPAT), available for free download from

This toolkit allows IT experts (all disciplines) to create custom simplified tooling for reapplying patterns and best practices in solution implementation (no matter what technology or domain), that passes on their expertise in implementing custom solutions consistently and rapidly.



Added by Jezz Santos on April 6, 2012 at 5:14 — No Comments

List of Executable UML tools

For all the tool vendors in this network, if you have a tool that you regard as  a kind of "Executable UML tool", and it's not yet in my list of Executable UML tools:

feel free to leave a comment in the post to get your tool added to the list.

Added by Jordi Cabot on January 5, 2012 at 11:57 — 4 Comments

MDD meets TDD: mapping requirements as model test cases

Executable models, as the name implies, are models that are complete and precise enough to be executed. One of the key benefits is that you can evaluate your model very early in the development life cycle. That allows you to ensure the model is generally correct and satisfies the requirements even before you have committed to a particular implementation platform.

One way to perform early validation is to automatically generate a prototype that non-technical stakeholders can play with…


Added by Rafael Chaves on November 10, 2011 at 9:10 — 7 Comments

Note on Languages and Abstraction

Just a short note.

Programming languages do a 2-way abstraction:

1. from machine level 'upwards', leaving out the technical bits.

2. from (all addressed) problem domains 'downwards', promising that the language constructs provided correspond to the most important real world structures.

In discussions on programming and abstraction, the latter seems a bit underrepresented, although not less…


Added by Model Practice on September 22, 2011 at 10:34 — 13 Comments

Customer's Thoughts on Adopting MDD

We conducted an interview with one of of customers for our marketing purposes but some positive statements came out of it about adopting Model Driven Development techniques and specifically UML. I have edited the interview to include just the questions that may be of interest to you...…


Added by Derek Russell on August 30, 2011 at 15:00 — 3 Comments

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