Welcome to the Modeling Languages Portal – All you wanted to know about software modeling and development

The goal of this portal is to explore and discuss when, where and how software modeling and model-driven engineering (and when NOT) can improve current development practices. I hope to involve both practitioners and researchers in the discussion (make sure your voice is heard!). More »

Composing JSON-based Web APIs


We keep on working on our research work about the discovery of implicit schemas from JSON documents. Some months ago we presented the release of the webpage allowig you to play with the tool. We would like to give you an update about our advances. This time we have focused on how our tool can help

My software modeling and development news of the week (July 20th, 2014)

A new edition of my (curated) selection of my tweets during the week to quickly follow what was going on in the software world this week

Another (failed) software engineering prediction

Software Engineering failed predictions

Soon … a good proportion of software, like hard goods, will be automatically manufactured, cutting the size of software teams immensely. The plight of the software engineer looks no less ominous in the future than that of the blue collar worked uprooted by the increasing application of industrial robots” (as read on the Computer Magazine,

Modeling mobile applications with Mobile IFML


Eric Umuhoza explains his work on mobile IFML, an extension of IFML focusing on mobile devices (to be presented at the MobiWIS conference).  Enter Eric. Front-end design is a more complex task in mobile applications due mainly to: (1) the smallness of the screens of mobile devices. This constraint requires an extra effort in interaction

Modeling in the Agile Age: What to Keep Next to Code to Scale Agile Teams


The CEO of Change Vision gives his views on Agile development, focusing on where “modeling” will fit, and how it can bring the best value in it as a whole.

JavaScript is taking over the Internet – the WordPress example

JavaScript logo

JavaScript is “invading” many PHP-based existing projects. As an example, we show the evolution of JavaScript code in WordPress

IFML – Interaction Flow Modeling Language 1.0 – Tutorial


Marco Brambilla has released the slides of his tutorial on IFML (Interaction Flow Modeling Language) presented at the ICWE’14 conference. For sure, a presentation to add to my list of useful presentations on Model-Driven Engineering (DSLs, UML, Eclipse Modeling technologies,…) as soon as we have the time to update the list. Enjoy his tutorial! IFML

Histogram of the number of commits in GitHub projects

Commits in GitHub projects

Did you know that more than one milion GitHub projects have less than 10 commits? And that over 2M have basically zero external contributions?

Collaboration and Governance of Open Source Projects

Some slides with our ideas on improving the collaboration and governance of open source software projects presented in this workshop This is mostly unpublished work (except for the Collaboro part) but we´ll be more than happy to discuss what we’re doing with anyone interested. Collaboration and Governance of Open Source Projects from Jordi Cabot

What Software Engineering researchers are working on


Yesterday I attended the ASE PC Workshop on the State of the Art in Automated Software Engineering Research (preliminary to the ASE Program Board meeting) where many software engineering researchers took the opportunity to talk about the research topics they are working on. So, if you want to know what are the current research trends

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