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

Low-code platforms, the new buzzword

The rise of low-code platforms, the latest reincarnation of model-driven engineering and code-generation tools

UML-RSDS: A tool to support agile model-based development using UML

UML-RSDS aims to specify systems in the most declarative, concise and platform-independent manner possible, and then to automate synthesis of designs and executable code from the specifications

Human factors in the adoption of model-driven engineering: an educator’s perspective

After a complete failure in convincing students about the benefits of code generation, we laid out a set of recommendations for instructors and tool vendors to increase the chance of success in the adoption of model-driven engineering

What do their creators think about UML now?

A collection of UML opinions by the people that was there when the language was created. Check what they think 20 years after the creation of the language

Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions (book)

How can well-known computer science algorithms help us in everyday life? This is the question that this book aims to answer

Round trip engineering for dummies: a proposal

Some ideas to make round-trip engineering between UML and programming languages easier. Will this be the solution of this major challenge in MDE?