Author Archive

Ligthweight model-driven engineering

Revisiting all aspects of model-driven engineering (application, teaching, verification , tooling, research,...) promoting a lightweight perspective to maximize MDE success and adoption

Cognifying Model-Driven Software Engineering

Cognification is the application of knowledge to boost the performance and impact of a process. We believe cognification could be a revolution in the way software is built.

MegaMart2 – Model-based continuous development and runtime validation of complex systems

A new research project focusing on a scalable model-based framework for continuous development and runtime validation of complex systems

My new site on Software Engineering (in Spanish)

Do you want to learn Software Engineering? Do you speak Spanish? If so, this site is for you

Automatic discovery of Web API Specifications: an example-driven approach

Our proposal to automatically infer OpenAPI compliant specifications for REST Web APIs from a set of examples of actual API calls

On the Opportunities of Scalable Modeling Technologies: An Experience Report with Wind Turbines

A report on how scalable modeling technologies helped Ikerlan to bring its DSL editor for Wind Turbines to the next level

The model-driven book – 2nd edition

Five years after the first edition, we are back with a completely revised version of our model-driven software engineering book. More than 90 institutions around the world use it to teach MDE!

A UML Profile for OData Web APIs

Details of our UML Profile to model OData Web APIs. Once you have your UML model annotated with OData stereotypes you could automate the generation of your OData definition files.

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.