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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.

Continuous Model-Driven Engineering

Keep reading to see how we managed to combine modeling and continuous delivery and how this combination is beneficial for both continuous integration / deployment and model-driven tools

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.

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

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

Viewing Java code as a live model

What if you want to check something on your Java code that requires “understanding” Java? Your IDE may fail you but this live Java model will help

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

MetaScience: Holistic Approach for Research Modeling and Analysis

Our work “MetaScience: an Holistic Approach for Research Modeling” has been accepted at ER2016. This article

UMLtoGraphDB: Mapping UML to NoSQL Graph Databases

Few solutions target UML to NoSQL code-generation and even less consider OCL constraints. We present a UML/OCL transformation to Blueprints, an abstraction layer on top of a variety of graph databases

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

Efficient Model Partitioning for Distributed Model Transformations

We propose a data distribution algorithm for declarative model transformation based on static analysis of relational transformation rules.

MDE4EDU – Towards a Corpus of Use-Cases for Model-Driven Engineering Courses

We have embarked on a project to find (and/or define) good use cases for teaching several flavours of model-driven /model-based engineering. Do you want to join us?

NeoEMF: a multi NoSQL Persistence Framework for Very Large Models

In this post we present our latests updates on NeoEMF, our solution to store and access

Comparing tools to build graphical modeling editors

Select the best tool to build a graphical editor for your DSL with these criteria and comparison of existing graphical language workbenches

A benchmark for OCL tools

I believe as a community we need to have mature UML and OCL benchmarks to help us evaluate, test and compare modeling tools. Do you agree?

PrefetchML: A DSL to define Prefetching & Caching rules on EMF models

How to speed up the access and queries on large models thanks to our language (and execution environment) to define prefetching/caching plans for specific modeling scenarios

A coffee with Arnaud Roques (creator of PlantUML)

Interview with the creator of PlantUML, probably the most popular textual UML tool nowadays. Learn more about why and how the tool was created and its development roadmap