Topic Archive

Introduction to a new Executable UML Tutorial Series and Case Study

First in a new series of articles to take you step by step through the construction of a complete set of Executable UML (xUML) models. Presented with an initial set of fuzzy requirements, we will transform them into an unambiguous, detailed, constrained and executable statement of the desired system.

Automatic Generation of Web-Based Modeling Editors

The development of Web-based modeling editors still requires major programming efforts. Here we show how to speed up the process by combining the power of JavaScript and DSLs

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.

JooMDD: Model-Driven Development of Software Extensions for Joomla

JooMDD supports Joomla extension developers with a standard MDD toolset saving time and effort during the development of new Joomla modules

Smart bounded verification for UML / OCL models

Correctness of UML diagrams annotated with OCL constraints can be checked using bounded verification. We show an automatic technique to choose the best bounds

AnATLyzer: An IDE for better ATL model transformations

IDEs for model transformation languages are still rudimentary compared to IDEs of languages like Java o C. AnATLyzer has been created to fill this gap and provide some advanced IDE features for ATL.

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

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?

ZenUML makes drawing sequence diagrams easier and faster

A new textual UML tool (to generate graphical sequence diagrams from a textual DSL definition) is now in the market. How does it fare against PlantUML and other competitors?

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

Gremlin-ATL: Scalable Model Transformations over NoSQL Databases

Gremlin-ATL is a scalable and efficient model-to-model transformation framework that translates ATL transformations into Gremlin, a query language supported by several NoSQL databases

The Modeling Craftsmanship Camp

Read about the benefits of organizing a modeling barcamp in your city

NeoEMF: a multi NoSQL Persistence Framework for Very Large Models

NeoEMF is a multi-database model persistence solution, that is able to store models in several kind of NoSQL datastores, including graph, map and column databases

Crowdsource the Notation of your Domain-Specific Language

How do you choose the shapes and colors for the elements of your new domain-specific language? Why not asking the crowd of future users for their opinion? This is what we've done with surprising results.

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

Modeling gamification and using it to improve the learning of software modeling

Our approach for modeling gamification process and its application to the learning of modeling itself with examples for UML and SQL. Implemented on top of Papyrus.