Author Archive

Cognifying Model-Driven Software Engineering – Extended version

Cognification is the application of knowledge to boost the performance and impact of a process. We believe cognification could be a revolution in the way software is built.

100 Essential Software Engineering Quotes on Instagram

Over one hundred key quotes to remember when learning and practicing software engineering

Views on models: a survey of existing approaches

A detailed comparison of all methods and tools to create views on your models so that you can choose the one that works best for you

Discover the g9 Modeler and code generator – Tool review

g9 is one of the most flexible code-generator tools I’ve seen. It generates both the front-end, the back-end and the database for you. And it's fully integrated in Eclipse

Comparing Domain-Driven Design with Model-Driven Engineering

Model-driven engineering is the perfect complement to domain-driven design by providing DDD with the tools to realize its promise

Why modeling tools don’t have affiliate programs?

Have you noticed that affiliate programs for modeling tools are mostly inexistent? Have you thought why this could be? We try to answer these questions

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

MOPLAF – Modeling Optimization and Planning Framework

An Eclipse/EMF based tool to model optimization and planning problems. MOPLAF provides database and solver integration components for minimizing the code needed to generate and execute the modeled problem.

The secret life of rules in Software Engineering

Summary of my invited talk at the RuleML+RR conference where I discussed why rules are not first-class citizens in software engineering and why this has to change to keep up with the demands of big data and open data.

AADL in Practice – Book and Interview with Julien Delange

Become an expert of software architecture modeling and analysis with AADL (Architecture Analysis and Design Language)

From Models to code with no mysterious gaps – interview with Leon Starr

Leon Starr giving plenty of wisdom pearls on the benefits and optimal application of executable models while presenting his new book on the transition from models to code

OCL Monads – Functional Interpretation for the Object Constraint Language

The introduction of new functional-like features (like lambda expressions) in the OCL suggests a functional interpretation of the language as an optimal way to exploit such features.

Lightweight model-driven engineering

Revisiting all aspects of model-driven engineering (application, teaching, verification , tooling, research,...) promoting a lightweight perspective to maximize MDE success and adoption

MegaMart2 – Model-based continuous development and runtime validation of complex systems

A new research project focusing on a scalable model-based framework for continuous development and runtime validation of complex systems

My new site on Software Engineering (in Spanish)

Do you want to learn Software Engineering? Do you speak Spanish? If so, this site is for you

Automatic discovery of Web API Specifications: an example-driven approach

Our proposal to automatically infer OpenAPI compliant specifications for REST Web APIs from a set of examples of actual API calls

On the Opportunities of Scalable Modeling Technologies: An Experience Report with Wind Turbines

A report on how scalable modeling technologies helped Ikerlan to bring its DSL editor for Wind Turbines to the next level

The model-driven book – 2nd edition

Five years after the first edition, we are back with a completely revised version of our model-driven software engineering book. More than 90 institutions around the world use it to teach MDE!

A UML Profile for OData Web APIs

Details of our UML Profile to model OData Web APIs. Once you have your UML model annotated with OData stereotypes you could automate the generation of your OData definition files.

Convention over configuration – key selling point for MDE

Convention over configuration aims to simplify development by decreasing the number of decisions developers need to make. MDE has a similar goal. Let's see how to combine them.