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The OCL repository (updated)

Check (and contribute to) the OCL repository in GitHub

Distributing relational model transformation on MapReduce

Overcome the limitations of executing model transformations on large models by distributing them on top of a mapreduce infrastructure. We've done it for ATL. Read the full details on this paper accepted in the Journal of Systems and Software

Modelia: the future virtual assistant for programmers ( combining modeling and artificial intelligence)

Read about a new project between CEA List and Universitat Oberta de Catalunya on the integration of Artificial Intelligence in software development tools.

Over 65.000 views for the OCL tutorial slides

Slides and full chapter for our introductory tutorial to the OCL language, now with more than 65.000 views on slideshare

Quality Aspects in Model Driven Engineering (COMLAN Special Issue)

Our special issue on Quality in Model-Driven Engineering has now been finalized and published online in the Computer Languages, Systems & Structures journal linked to the  Quality Aspects in Model Driven Engineering track at QUATIC 2016

Collaborative modelling with chatbots in social networks

Have you ever thought about using social networks and chatbots for collaborative modeling? Well, this is now possible. Read how you can built your models using natural language discussions on twitter and telegram

Text to UML tools – Fastest way to create your models

Sometimes the easiest way to draw a model is to "write" it down. These tools will render nicely looking UML diagrams from a few lines of text.

Conceptual Modeling Perspectives – Book to honor Prof. Antoni Olivé

Overview of what conceptual modeling is today and what are the perspectives that will make it more and more relevant in our society

Open PhD and Postdoc positions – Machine Learning for Model-Driven Engineering – Paris & Barcelona

Now announcing an open call for 1 Postdoc & 1 PhD position on Machine Learning for Software Engineering (joint supervision with CEA List)

Modeling, verifying and generating embedded software with Dezyne

Our review of Dezyne, a great tool to quickly model, verify and generate component-based software.

I will model your software for 5 USD

Well, I will NOT but Fiverr has plenty of people willing to take modeling gigs for as low as five dollars. Should I be happy that UML is getting popular enough to generate interest in Fiverr?

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.

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