PyEcore: a Python(ic) Implementation of the Eclipse Modeling Framework

Looking for an alternative to the "standard" Java-based Eclipse Modeling Framework? Try this Python implementation of EMF with an emphasis on modeling flexibility and scripting (e.g. to write model transformations)

The best UML book (and you didn’t even know it existed)

Allow me to explain why this book is the best UML book you will find. You can thank me later.

Six Negative Results in Software Engineering – EMSE Special Issue (published)

Negative or null results are hardly ever published though they are important in showing the paths which did not pay off. This special issue is a first step to change this

Category theory meets model transformations

Read on to learn how formalizing model transformations and traceability mappings helps to chain, reuse and compose model transformations

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.

Reverse engineering of database security policies

Automatic extraction of security policies that generates an RBAC security model from an existing database by analyzing its dictionary, views, triggers,...

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

Open PhD and Postdoc positions – Software Engineering – Barcelona

For those of you looking for a PhD or Postdoc position in Software Engineering, take a

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.