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Modeling Cyber-Physical Systems – Panel at MiSE 2016

Looking at Cyber-Physical Systems from a modeling / software engineering perspective. What are the challenges and the opportunities?

Development practices at APSL, a SME that loves Python & Django

Learn why this SME uses Python/Django as preferred programming environment, how they use UML, the development method they follow and much more!

Modeling Web APIs: your best choices

See what languages you could use to describe your next Web (RESTful) API and why this is so important to facilitate the consumption of your APIs

The day I asked Matt Mullenweg (WP founder) for 100.000 USD

WordPress Research Initiative - Pushing software engineering research into WordPress as a way to improve the WordPress source code and the way its developed

Is model-based science like model-based engineering? – The case of climate models

Lessons learnt after observing how scientits develop their climate models (and how we could help them) by Steve Easterbrook

Modeling Community: Why Model?

Why isn't modelling common place?. In this post I identify five main reasons we need to address to make modeling mainstream.

Modeling community: Are We Missing Something?

The problems are growing and MDx should be able to address the challenges more effectively than mainstream approaches. MDx must be the hottest ticket on the software planet then, right? Right?

Popularity will NOT bring more contributions to your OSS project

What makes an open source software successful (in terms of commits, contributors,...)? I have no idea but this post explains one thing that will NOT work

Are Cloudfier applications models or programs?

Reevaluating the 'models vs programs' discussion plus the benefits of developing with executable models

Objects and Relations in Scrall

Today is the day that we address the R in Scrall. And this week’s blog is

What is Cloudfier and why you may want to use it

Ever heard of Cloudfier? It is a tool for developing business applications based on executable models. But why would you want to do that? Keep reading!

Hopping lithely across relationships in Scrall

Leon Starr introduces a new Executable UML action language named Scrall: Starr's concise relational action language.This post focuses on hopping relationships

Grabbing objects with Scrall

This week we begin taking a look at Scrall action language examples. Today, we’re just going

Introducing the Scrall action language … under construction

Leon Starr introduces a new Executable UML action language named Scrall: Starr's concise relational action language

Add a governance.md file to all your OSS projects

Who decides what feature requests / bug notifications to accept (and how? when?). OSS should clearly define their governance model. We help them on this

Leon Starr’s Executable UML and Action Language blog

Leon Starr's tips on open source model driven software development, Executable UML and a better action language.

The sin code-generators commit

Code-generators are lovely when things go well but they completely abandon you to deal with weird low-level technical errors when things go awry

Collectivized agriculture and UML

Wondering what collectivized agriculture and UML may have in common? Discover it in this post.

Highlights of an interview to Grady Booch

Read what Grady Booch (creator of the UML) has to say about modeling, MDD and software development in general

Specialization is for recruiters, not developers

Are you a generalist or a specialist? Should developers be one or the other?