MDD Archive

I failed to convince my students about the benefits of code-generation

I asked my students to use a code-generation tool to develop a simple CRUD-like application. This is what they have to say about the experience.

The Last One – A code generator for BASIC from 1981

Code-generators (or better said, the goal of simplifying the life of programmers) are as old as computer science itself. Check this code generator for the BASIC programming language.

Modeling mobile applications with Mobile IFML

Eric Umuhoza explains his work on mobile IFML, an extension of IFML focusing on mobile devices

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

By now, I guess you all know already that Mendix has closed a $25 million Series

Tata Consultancy Services: from model-driven development to model-driven organization

Guest post by Sagar Sunkle and Vinay Kulkarni explaining how the use of model-driven techniques at Tata

AutoMobile project – Automated Mobile App development

This week we had the kick-off of the AutoMobile project, an European project (7th Framework Programme,

Has MDA been abandoned (by the OMG)?

(Note that I’m strictly referring to the MDA standard, not to model-driven engineering in general). In

Icinetic (Spanish MDD vendor) gets funded

Icinetic , a Spanish company specialized in the use of MDD and DSLs to improve productivity

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

Telosys Tools ( is a simple and pragmatic code generator. Provided as an Eclipse Plugin (

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