resource Archive

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

Modeling gamification and using it to improve the learning of software modeling

Our approach for modeling gamification process and its application to the learning of modeling itself with examples for UML and SQL. Implemented on top of Papyrus.

Evaluating the Maturity of the Eclipse Modeling Ecosystem

Often, modeling tools are regarded as immature and therefore not ready for industrial adoption. Read on to see if there is any truth in this.

MOPLAF – Modeling Optimization and Planning Framework

An Eclipse/EMF based tool to model optimization and planning problems. MOPLAF provides database and solver integration components for minimizing the code needed to generate and execute the modeled problem.

The secret life of rules in Software Engineering

Summary of my invited talk at the RuleML+RR conference where I discussed why rules are not first-class citizens in software engineering and why this has to change to keep up with the demands of big data and open data.

AADL in Practice – Book and Interview with Julien Delange

Become an expert of software architecture modeling and analysis with AADL (Architecture Analysis and Design Language)

From Models to code with no mysterious gaps – interview with Leon Starr

Leon Starr giving plenty of wisdom pearls on the benefits and optimal application of executable models while presenting his new book on the transition from models to code

OCL Monads – Functional Interpretation for the Object Constraint Language

The introduction of new functional-like features (like lambda expressions) in the OCL suggests a functional interpretation of the language as an optimal way to exploit such features.

Experimentation in DSL Engineering – Integrated Tool Environment

Design your own controlled experiments to improve the design of your domain specific languages. A/B tests for DSLs are now possible!!

Lightweight 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

All we have learned about software development by mining GitHub (plus some concerns)

Mining information on software projects hosted on GitHub can reveal a lot of useful information on how software projects (and the community behind them) should be managed to optimize your chances of success

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

UML to GraphQL (with some help from IFML)

Our approach to automatically generate GraphQL schemas from UML class diagrams (and IFML interaction models)

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

Smart Model Versioning

A new approach to bring the benefits of version control to models, implemented in the MetaEdit+ tool

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.