As a complement (intersection not necessarily empty!) to my top 10 readings on software modeling I´m trying to find the best 5 texts to get a quick feeling of what MDE is about (main concepts, applications, techniques, tools,…), assuming that the reader has no previous experience/knowledge on the topic.
It would be nice that at least some of the references show practical applications of MDE in real life scenarios. One should also cover an application scenario different from code-generation since I strongly believe that MDE is much more than that .
It’s easy to find introductory papers on MDA and UML but not so easy to find papers on the other aspects of MDE.
I´ll really welcome any suggestions you may have. Just imagine that one of your friends come to you and asks you something to read about MDE. What would you give to her? So far I only have the following two pointers:
- Bran Selic: The Pragmatics of Model-Driven Development. IEEE Software 20(5): 19-25 (2003)
- Ed Merks / Peter Friese presentation on the Unbearable stupidity of modeling
beyond my obvious recommendation (sorry for publicity) of my Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice book 🙂