empirical studies Archive

Model-Based Systems Engineering – Adoption Challenges (Survey Results)

The work presented here is a first step in the direction of defining, understanding and measuring

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

Experimentation in DSL Engineering – Integrated Tool Environment

Design your own controlled experiments to improve the design of your domain specific languages. A/B tests

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

Comparing tools to build graphical modeling editors

Select the best tool to build a graphical editor for your DSL with these criteria and

Adoption of model-driven engineering in open source projects

First empirical study on the adoption of Eclipse-based modelling technologies in open-source projects on GitHub. Promising

Automatic Code Generation for Cross-platform, Multi-Device Mobile Applications

Analysing the different code-generation strategies that companies can follow to simplify the development of cross-platform mobile

Security in Java-based web applications – survey results

Definition of security policies is perceived as an important activity by developers, but at the same

Popularity will NOT bring more contributions to your OSS project

What makes an open source software successful (in terms of commits, contributors,...)? I have no idea

MetaScience: Analyzing the research profile of authors and conferences

MetaScience is an online service to help researchers analyze their research profile (and that of the

Non-Functional Requirements in MDD: An Ongoing Industrial Survey

Very few MDD approaches have been reported to deal with NFRs (though they should). To better

I failed to convince my students about the benefits of code-generation

I asked my students to use a code-generation tool to develop a simple CRUD-like application. This

Histogram of the number of commits in GitHub projects

Did you know that more than one milion GitHub projects have less than 10 commits? And

RR: The State of Practice in Model-Driven Engineering

During the last few years, Jon Whittle, John Hutchinson, and Mark Rouncefield have been trying to

State of the art on static model verification tools

During the second half of 2011 and the first half of 2012, Jordi and myself (Carlos

Tata Consultancy Services: from model-driven development to model-driven organization

Guest post by Sagar Sunkle and Vinay Kulkarni explaining how the use of model-driven techniques at Tata

Reasons for not contributing more to open source projects (poll results)

Check also the tool we are developing to face some of the challenges you told us

Why don’t you contribute (more) to open source projects?

We are interested in understanding the problems people face when trying to contribute to open source

Applying MDE in Small Software Enterprises

Javier Cánovas presents his work on the application of MDE in Small Software Enterprises. Enter Javier.

Model-based development in General Electric – Case Study (with a twist)

Reading my Computer magazine, I ended up in an article describing a case study in the

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