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Two new online (textual) UML editors: PlantText and SeedUML

Two new online UML textual editors have been released almost the same day and both are based on PlantUML (also reviewed in this blog a few years ago). These two new tools are: PlantText UML Editor: PlantText is a text-based tool for quickly creating clear UML diagrams that can be compared, versioned, and managed. Simply

Mendix (a “MDD company”) raises $25M in funding

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By now, I guess you all know already that Mendix has closed a $25 million Series B investment, led by Battery Ventures to Fuel Product Innovation, Growth and Customer Success. I do belive these are great news for our community (no, I will not pocket any of these 25M, at least, unless they increase the

JointJS: JavaScript diagramming toolkit

JointJs online modeling

Guest post by David Durman on JointJS, a JavaScript Diagramming tool (if interested in the topic of online modelnig tools, don’t forget to check our list of tools). Enter David JointJS is a complete toolkit for building fully interactive diagramming and modeling applications that run in modern browsers. JointJS core library is open source. A

JSON Schema discoverer: new online service

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Our research work about the discovery of an implicit schema from JSON documents was presented in this blog some months ago. We release today the web version of the tool, which will allow you to play with our JSON discoverer using a web interface. The web site is located in, where you have access

The Dresden OCL debugger

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Yesterday in the OCL Workshop I saw the presentation of the paper: Tool-Supported Step-By-Step Debugging for the Object Constraint Language, the first debugger (AFAIK) available for the OCL language. I really liked what I saw so I asked Birgit Demuth to share with all of you some more information about the debugger. Enter Birgit. The

Model-driven Support for Enterprise Architecture (in an Industrial Context)


Hugo Brunelière talks today abut our work on the MDE + EA combination. Enter Hugo. MDE has already been largely applied in the general context of supporting software engineering processes (concerning both forward and reverse engineering) or when dealing with interoperability problems (e.g., data exchange, component adaptation) between different systems, environments, tools, etc. More recently,

NoFlo: Code-generation project in Kickstarter – A first


NoFlo has launched a kickstarter project to get 100.000 USD in funding for their Development and code-generation Environment. Their motto is: Software begins as boxes & arrows on a whiteboard, let’s keep it that way! Imagine, a platform that eliminates spaghetti code… With NoFlo, the diagram is the software! NoFlow could be defined as a

Telosys Tools : the concept of “lightweight model” for code-generation


Telosys Tools ( is a simple and pragmatic code generator. Provided as an Eclipse Plugin ( ), it uses an original approach mixing “database first scaffolding” and classical model driven engineering. Laurent Guérin, one of the key people behind the project tells us more about it. This tool aims to provide an alternative to the

GenMyModel: Towards Online Collaborative UML Modeling in the Cloud


GenMyModel is a cloud-based UML tool for developers and software architects. Its main force: create UML-compliant models and generate code online, from a web-browser. GenMyModel has been boosted since its first post on modeling-language: several thousands of users have registered and the recurrent feedback was decisive to build the features. Thomas Legrand updates on the

Canappi (code-generation for mobile apps) is now open source


Jean-Jacques Dubray just announced his decision to open source Canappi, a cross-platform model-driven mobile application development tool (we also talked about Canappi in previous blog post). Open sourcing Canappi is part of his initiative to promote metaprogramming (which I´m not going to try to explain here, just click on the link to read what metaprogramming

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