See some conclusions on the usability of UML tools after analyzing over 10h of video recordings of students trying to draw a UML class diagram. Hint: there is plenty of things to improve.
Is there a future for Model Transformation Languages? (survey results + tell us what you think of them!)
Are you using model transformation languages to manipulate your models? If not, why? Should we just get rid of all transformation languages and use plain Java?. Participate in this discussion about the future of model transformations.
Very few MDD approaches have been reported to deal with NFRs (though they should). To better understand the current practices we present the results of a multi-national empirical study, based on interviews with companies using MDD for their development projects.
We present a list of issues that hinder the usage of model-driven web engineering in medium to big size companies. These clear practical problems need to be solved to support the “usefulness” claims that the MDWE community has been repeating for years.
The work presented here is a first step in the direction of defining, understanding and measuring the challenges associated with the adoption of model-based systems engineering.
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