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Spy On Your Models - Part 1

Have you ever been stuck with an EMF model, trying to find what was going wrong? Which relation is broken or missing ? Where is that model element which should be there, related to that other one ? How many instances this EClass has in the model ?… Continue

Added by Frédéric Madiot on October 14, 2010 at 12:30 — No Comments

Launching the UML to PHP online code generation servcie

I´m very happy to announce that the first version of the MOLA::UMLtoPHP service is now available.

Following my philosphy of maximizing the amount of code generated while minimizing the modeling effort, the input of the process is a simple UML class diagram (without any kind of annotations or profiles). …


Added by Jordi Cabot on October 11, 2010 at 13:30 — No Comments

5th MDA and Agile Modeling Forum, Sept 30, 2010: Soley, Brown, White, Mellor, Torp Jensen and others

I published a summary of the event here:

- morning session: with OMG, IBM, The Open Group, Mellor

- afternoon session: with IBM, Altran,, Tibco…


Added by Marco Brambilla on October 8, 2010 at 12:39 — No Comments

Summary of the OCL and Textual Modeling Workshop 2010

For those interested in OCL and textual modeling languages, some info on the latest OCL and Textual Modeling workshop:

- A summary of the workshop is available here:

- The pdfs of all accepted papers (and soon their presentations) are available here:… Continue

Added by Jordi Cabot on October 5, 2010 at 10:00 — No Comments

How to create EMF models from JSP pages ?

The next release of MoDisco (… Continue

Added by Frédéric Madiot on September 27, 2010 at 14:30 — No Comments

EMF Facet project has been created

EMF Facet is a new Eclipse/Modeling project which will provide solutions to extend existing metamodels without changing them. It has been provisioned recently in EMFT by Greg Dupé of… Continue

Added by Frédéric Madiot on September 24, 2010 at 12:12 — 4 Comments

Executable models vs code-generation vs model interpretation

My interpretation of these three concepts, specially for non-MDD experts. In short: code-generation and model-interpretation are just two possible "realizations" of executable models. Moree here:

Added by Jordi Cabot on August 12, 2010 at 9:30 — 3 Comments

Hello world with Essential

Hello everyone:
In my last session on CG2010 I presented Essential. A tool for trying to do MDD in a more agile way.

I just recorded a 10 minutes video about how to work with the tool. Take a look (in Vimeo, High Definition and Full screen to see the details, sorry) and comment your impressions.

Essential IDE – Hello World sample from…


Added by Pedro J. Molina on July 26, 2010 at 19:24 — No Comments

A list of bloggers speaking about MDE

Original blog post here : A list of bloggers speaking about MDE

If like me, you love reading bloggers who are speaking about MDE, here is all the…

Added by Xavier Seignard on July 3, 2010 at 6:28 — No Comments

How to debug your MagicDraw plugin with Eclipse

After reading post, you are now MagicDraw open API experts! But you still need to debug your plugins! Here is a short presentation on how to debug your MagicDraw plugin with Eclipse.

Create your MagicDraw user library
First of all you need to create a…

Added by Xavier Seignard on July 3, 2010 at 6:21 — No Comments

How to develop your MagicDraw plugin

MagicDraw is a great modeling tool for lot of reasons. First of all :

  • this is a mature tool,
  • enterprise ready,
  • and easy to use.
Then there's a lot of great side functionalities like :

  • reporting templates,
  • dependency matrix,
  • active validation
  • and even more!

But in a model driven environment, MagicDraw is great because of its… Continue

Added by Xavier Seignard on June 30, 2010 at 22:30 — No Comments

How to install MoDisco with Helios?

This year, for the Helios release, the Modeling Package offers a very simple way to install the Modeling components.

The Modeling Package is one of the Eclipse pre-packaged distributions available from the download page (

Once you have downloaded and launched this package, just click on the "Install Modeling Components" button from the…

Added by Frédéric Madiot on June 29, 2010 at 16:28 — No Comments

Model Driven Development: Code Generation or Model Interpretation?

During the Code Generation 2010 conference I was part of a Birds of a Feather (BoF) session about Code Generation versus Model Interpretation. It was an interesting, informal discussion with…


Added by Johan den Haan on June 29, 2010 at 7:00 — No Comments

Enterprise Analyst: An Executable UML tool

We are working on an interesting development of an MDA/xUML tool.

Enterprise Analyst ( currently offers:

- UML compilation (class diagram, states diagram, use case diagram)

- UML interpretation - from classes and states to objects and execution

- OCL and implementation language support (implementation by capture - the tool will generate "methods' code" as the modeler simulates its…


Added by Aleksandar Orlic on June 24, 2010 at 15:00 — No Comments

Using EMF to control Eclipse plugins development rules

Tuesday I participated to the 2nd Eclipse & OMG Symposium at Minneapolis.…


Added by Frédéric Madiot on June 23, 2010 at 22:58 — No Comments

Tailored Code Generators

Originally posted at The Metalevel.

I presented the following talk: DSL and tool support for Tailored Code Generators at Code Generation 2010, at Cambridge, UK on June 18th.…


Added by Pedro J. Molina on June 22, 2010 at 23:07 — No Comments

Model driven tools : the big list!

Original blog post here: Model driven tools : the big list!

I'll try to list all the MDE tools I know, I'll also try to reference them by their scope. Feel free to comment this list of MDE tools!

M2M/M2T tools:


Added by Xavier Seignard on June 19, 2010 at 21:13 — 10 Comments

3 days raising the level of abstraction

(Original post here)

As already the last two years I had the chance to visit the Code Generation conference in Cambridge. The past years I had the chance to held a session, this time my proposals were not accepted, so I’m just attending here. The good thing is that I could just lay back and relax all these…

Added by Karsten Thoms on June 18, 2010 at 10:30 — No Comments

Online-Survey: positive Experiences with MDSD

More than 90% of the persons who use MDSD will/would use it again in the future. Most frequently mentioned reasons for this were "faster development" and "better quality". At the same time the participants see a lot of potential for improvements in the tools.

An online-survey (in German only) has arrived to the above conclusions. The survey has been run by Forschungszentrum Informatik Karlsruhe… Continue

Added by Marcus Munzert on June 18, 2010 at 9:30 — No Comments

Observations and trends, update during Code Generation 2010

Based on what I posted a few weeks ago, I wrote another blog on trends in model driven development, extending my observations with what I heard from others during Code Generation 2010.

Added by Angelo Hulshout on June 17, 2010 at 22:55 — No Comments

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