Welcome to the Modeling Languages Portal – All you wanted to know about software modeling and development

The goal of this portal is to explore and discuss when, where and how software modeling and model-driven engineering (and when NOT) can improve current development practices. I hope to involve both practitioners and researchers in the discussion (make sure your voice is heard!). More »

EasyEclipse for Java (kickstarter project)

EasyEclipse for Java

Interesting new project in Kickstarter to fund EasyEclipse for Java that is summarized as “Streamlined Java IDE + Funding model for the Eclipse open-source ecosystem” This motto gives you already a hint about the twofold goal of the project: Improve the Eclipse IDE for Java In particular its integration with these technologies: Java (with support

UML for functional programming, anybody?

uml standard

A few days ago, Tatiana Fesenko asked me my opinion on how to use UML to model functional code. My honest answer that I had no f*** idea but that we could ask you to give your view on this. So, this is her question: Unified Modeling Language (UML) is probably the first language which

MONDO Project – Scalable modeling and model management in the cloud


Check the web page of one of the latests projects AtlanMod is involved: MONDO – Scalable modeling and model management in the cloud As Model Driven Engineering (MDE) is increasingly applied to larger and more complex systems, the current generation of modelling and model management technologies are being pushed to their limits in terms of

An adapter-based approach to evolve the code generated by M2T transformations

Adapter for model-to-text transformations

Guest post by  Jokin García summarizing our work “DB Schema Evolution in Model-to-Text Transformations: An Adapter-based Approach”  co-written by Jokin, Óscar  Díaz (both from the Onekin group, (www.onekin.org, University of the Basque Country -UPV/EHU) and myself.  This work have been accepted in the CAiSE 2014 conference . Enter Jokin. Generally, in model-to-text (M2T) transformations there is an static

What our visitors really look at – Modeling Languages heatmap

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As many of you already know, after my disastrous first attempt (somebody still remembers my online code generators?, if so you can still get the source code) I co-founded Nelio Software S.L. last year. Nelio is a company that specializes in offering WordPress-related services, especially Nelio A/B Testing (service that helps WordPress site owners to

GenMyModel (cloud-based UML tool) raises 500.000 Euros


Axellience, startup founded in 2012 and creator of the GenMyModel UML modeling tool, has raised 500.000 EUR to continue its development. As they explain in a previous blog post, 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. This news

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

Who wants to help us build EMF-REST (Restful APIs for models)?


Most research prototypes die just after the paper that justified its creation is published. We don’t want this to happen to EMF-Rest (see a small intro). EMF-REST generates truly RESTful APIs for your EMF model + a JavaScript library to manipulate themClick To TweetPowered By CoSchedule In this case, situation is even worse since we

Publishing the MDE book – My frustrations 18 months later


Our Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice book was published in September 2012. 18 months later I´d like to share with you some personal reflections on the publication (and marketing) process for the book. I belive that Marco and Manuel share most of these opinions but I´m just talking on my own behalf here. I´ll skip

UML models for popular Java libraries and projects

UML for Java

Very interesting initiative from Modelio : a new website, http://opensource-uml.org/, showcasing UML models derived from popular Java libraries and projects. So far they have the models for Ant, Jenkins, Junit and SWT but the list should be extended in the near future. Obviously, this is something that can be done with other tools (like our

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