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Free and online Model Thinking course


You can now register for this free and online course on Model Thinking. From the course web page: “Evidence shows that people who think with models consistently outperform those who don’t. And, moreover people who think with lots of models outperform people who use only one. … Models help us to better organize information. Models

Towards a General Composition Semantics for Rule-Based Model Transformation

As model transformations have become an integral part of the automated software engineering lifecycle, reuse, modularisation, and composition of model transformations becomes important. One way to compose model transformations is to compose modules of transformation rules, and execute the composition as one transformation (internal composition). This kind of composition can provide fine-grained semantics, as it

SFM-12 MDE Summer School

Formal methods are emerging in computer science as a prominent approach to the rigorous design of computer, communication and software systems. The aim of the SFM (International School on Formal Methods) series is to offer a good spectrum of current research in foundations as well as applications of formal methods, which can be of interest

Profiles for any kind of models (and not only UML) – Slides available

Some time ago I talked to you about our work on creating a profile mechanism for general EMF models (see “from UML profiles to EMF profiles and beyond“ , including the full paper and the tool support). We have now presented this work in the TOOLS conference. If you are interested and want to take a

Does software modeling pay? – Empirical studies in UML (presentation)

The announcement OF Michel Chaudron’s talk at the Jeudi des Modèles conference series: Modeling effectively – insights from empirical studies raised some interesting discussions .

My online conference talk on “MDE that works (really!)” (in spanish)

Since I know that SOME Spanish-speaking readers prefer TO follow the English version OF the portal instead OF the Spanish one I’d like to announce here my participation in the SGVirtualConference on Wednesday, April 6th.

Videos of modeling lectures on iTunesU

We are now making available on iTunesU the lectures given as part of the Jeudi des Modèles conference series.

Agile and Modeling / MDE : friends or foes?

Today I’ve given a talk at the Agile Tour Nantes where I explore the relationships BETWEEN software modeling and agile practices. For many agilists, the perception is that modeling is a useless activity that should not be part of the core agile practices. But, is this really the case? Can both cross-fertilize each other?

Video of Ivar Jacobson’s talk ON “What they don’t teach you about software at school” IS now online

The video of the talk that Ivar Jacobson gave at École des Mines de Nantes is now available online . My summary of the talk can be found here .

His talk was not explicitly about the SEMAT initiative though many of the ideas of the talk are an important part of his contribution to SEMAT.

Remembering Tony Hoare’s sentence ON software design

Today I feel LIKE remembering Tony Hoare’s great sentence on software design, part of his 1980 Turing Award Lecture (published in Communications of the ACM 24 (2), (February 1981): pp. 75-83)

There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.

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