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Category theory meets model transformations

Read on to learn how formalizing model transformations and traceability mappings helps to chain, reuse and compose model transformations

An ecosystem of tools around PlantUML to render textual UML diagrams anywhere you want (updated)

Check the growing ecosystem around PlantUML, a textual UML tool to easily create and embed graphical UML diagrams wherever you need them.

Top 5 modeling posts of the year (2016 edition)

Over 300.000 visitors stopped by this site in 2016 . Let's see what their favourite content was (among all posts written during this same year). This is your chance to discover (or reread) them!

Interview with Francis Bordeleau on Papyrus, “the” modeling platform in Eclipse

Learn more about the past, present and future of Papyrus and the industry of software /systems modeling in general.

Reverse engineering of database security policies

Automatic extraction of security policies that generates an RBAC security model from an existing database by analyzing its dictionary, views, triggers,...

Re-implementing Apache Thrift with MDE (guess what happened!)

How well does it fare the "MDE-version" of a well-known open source software project wrt the original? Find out what benefits (and shortcomings) MDE brings in this scenario

Open PhD and Postdoc positions – Software Engineering – Barcelona

For those of you looking for a PhD or Postdoc position in Software Engineering, take a

Big Data and modeling: Are they mutually compatible?

Ten thngs to keep in mind when mixing modeling and big data. Modeling is as important as ever when dealing with big data but it must be adapted

Chart Mage – Fast drawing of UML sequence diagrams with textual autocomplete

A new textual UML tool that allows you to quickly define sequence diagrams online thanks to its autocomplete feature able to guess what UML keywords you're going to write next

Lucidchart – an online modeling tool that just raised 36 million dollars

After their investment round, we catch up with Lucidchart's COO to see what we can expect from the Ludichart web-based modeling tool in the future

Enforcing access control with model transformations

Have you ever thought about using model transformations to specify and enforce access-control policies? Check how we do it

Sirius – The easiest way to get your own modeling tool

Sirius is an (Eclipse-based) open Source technology that you can use to easily create a customized modeling workbench. Learn more about what Sirius can do for you and do not miss the free SiriusCon conference coming up next month

MDE4EDU – Towards a Corpus of Use-Cases for Model-Driven Engineering Courses

We have embarked on a project to find (and/or define) good use cases for teaching several flavours of model-driven /model-based engineering. Do you want to join us?

A benchmark for OCL tools

I believe as a community we need to have mature UML and OCL benchmarks to help us evaluate, test and compare modeling tools. Do you agree?

A coffee with Arnaud Roques (creator of PlantUML)

Interview with the creator of PlantUML, probably the most popular textual UML tool nowadays. Learn more about why and how the tool was created and its development roadmap

Low-code platforms, the new buzzword

The rise of low-code platforms, the latest reincarnation of model-driven engineering and code-generation tools

UML-RSDS: A tool to support agile model-based development using UML

UML-RSDS aims to specify systems in the most declarative, concise and platform-independent manner possible, and then to automate synthesis of designs and executable code from the specifications

Human factors in the adoption of model-driven engineering: an educator’s perspective

After a complete failure in convincing students about the benefits of code generation, we laid out a set of recommendations for instructors and tool vendors to increase the chance of success in the adoption of model-driven engineering

What do their creators think about UML now?

A collection of UML opinions by the people that was there when the language was created. Check what they think 20 years after the creation of the language

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (book)

How can well-known computer science algorithms help us in everyday life? This is the question that this book aims to answer