In the next edition of our cycle of conferences Jeudi des Modèles (24/11/2011), Dr. Jean-Jacques Dubray will give a talk on the “Lessons Learned in Building a Model Driven Development Platform for Mobile Solutions”:
It turns out that building mobile solutions is quite difficult. The rapid evolution of the devices and their capabilities combined with increasing end users expectations and the reliance on a composite technology environment create a new “form factor” that is quite different from traditional information systems. Not surprisingly, vendor SDKs were never prepared for such a form factor. Some of them even date back nearly 25 years.
Model Driven Software Development (MDSD) appears to be a particularly well suited approach to create a new generation of tools and processes to address the unique challenges of Mobile Solution construction. In this presentation, we will first focus on what makes building mobile solutions unique. We will then introduce Canappi, an Xtext based Mobile Application Development Platform, it’s solution model and its code generation infrastructure. We will then share some of the results achieved by Canappi and the perspectives on its evolution.
Hope to see many of you there!