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Convention over configuration – key selling point for MDE

Convention over configuration aims to simplify development by decreasing the number of decisions developers need to make. MDE has a similar goal. Let's see how to combine them.

List of Executable UML tools (2017 update)

Complete list of executable UML tools for the fUML OMG standard and other UML executable languages

Interview with Gaël Blondelle on Eclipse and its modeling ecosystem

To talk about the Eclipse modeling ecosystem, we are joined today by Gaël Blondelle, Director of European Ecosystem Development at the Eclipse Foundation.

Model-based Analysis of Java EE Security Configurations

Our work helps security experts to visualize, (automatically) analyse and manipulate web security access-control policies, specially for Java EE

OCL Workshop 2017 – Recent developments in OCL and Textual Modeling

The meeting place for all kinds of discussions and new proposals around the world of OCL and textual modeling languages

Grand Challenges in Modeling (2017)

First workshop ever focused on discussing the grand challenges in modeling and model-driven engineering. Don't miss it!

The best UML book (and you didn’t even know it existed)

Allow me to explain why this book is the best UML book you will find. You can thank me later.

Six Negative Results in Software Engineering – EMSE Special Issue (published)

Negative or null results are hardly ever published though they are important in showing the paths which did not pay off. This special issue is a first step to change this

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