opinion Archive

Low-code platforms, the new buzzword

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

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

Round trip engineering for dummies: a proposal

Some ideas to make round-trip engineering between UML and programming languages easier. Will this be the solution of this major challenge in MDE?

Not a programmer / coder, still a Developer

Are you a programmer or a developer? What's the difference (from our point of view)?

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.