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15 reasons why you should start using Model Driven Development. I have written a lot about model driven software development approaches from different perspectives.
For example from a domain specific language design perspective, an integrated modeling approach for SOA perspective, etc. I also have tried to give you a balanced view on MDD by talking about the things to know before starting with MDD and by discussing some potential dangers of MDD. You would say that if someone asked me for the advantages of Model-Driven Development I would just send him a link… Unfortunately this is not the case.
I can of course answer this question, and I mostly try to adapt my answer to the practical case at hand, but there is no clear overview (as far as I know) answering the question from a business owner: why should I start using MDD? So, why MDD? Article highlights: 15 clear advantages of Model Driven Software Development.In short: productivity, quality, alignment. 1. 2. MDD can be more cost effective. 3. LeGenieLogicielLesModelesEtLesProcedes.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Strategic Objectives and Advantages of Model Driven Development. Markus Voelter has defined model driven development as “a software development approach that aims at developing software from domain-specific models.
Domain analysis, meta modeling, model-driven generation, template languages, domain-driven framework design and the principles of agile software development form the backbone of this approach.” MDD is quickly moving from a novel concept to a pragmatic business necessity in large corporations. The change is due in no small part to the advent of Eclipse. MDD requires tools.
Prior to Eclipse, creating tools was an expensive proposition. I will not go in to detail on the various ways of implementing MDD. Strategic Objectives There are several common strategic objectives for using MDD. The first three objectives should sound exceedingly familiar. Figure 1 Seven objectives of MDD (Note: Opinions expressed in this article and its replies are the opinions of their respective authors and not those of DZone, Inc.) Model-driven architecture. Model-driven architecture (MDA) is a software design approach for the development of software systems.
It provides a set of guidelines for the structuring of specifications, which are expressed as models. Model-driven architecture is a kind of domain engineering, and supports model-driven engineering of software systems. It was launched by the Object Management Group (OMG) in 2001. Overview The model-driven architecture approach defines system functionality using a platform-independent model (PIM) using an appropriate domain-specific language (DSL). Then, given a platform model corresponding to CORBA, .NET, the Web, etc., the PIM is translated to one or more platform-specific models (PSMs) that computers can run. The PSM may use different DSLs or a general purpose language. The OMG organization provides rough specifications rather than implementations, often as answers to Requests for Proposals (RFPs). Related standards Trademark Is Model Driven Development Faster? « The Software Chef.
Recently a colleague asked me if model driven software development (MDSD if you like acronyms) is really faster than traditional development.
The question is hard to answer because that really depends on the specific set of tools you use, the abilities of your team and so on. Although development time in one of the key arguements for model driven development, the question might be wrongly put. Other factors like software quality and vertical consistency (accross all layers of the application) outweight the time to market argument in my opinion. Model-Driven Architecture Leads to Productivity Gain of 35% 7/22/2003 - An independent case study released by Compuware (NASDAQ: CPWR) and conducted by The Middleware Company revealed a 35 percent productivity gain for organizations employing a model-driven architecture (MDA) development approach.
The significant gain was measured by comparing the MDA approach against a leading, code-centric, integrated development environment (IDE). “We came into this study as skeptics; we left as believers,” said Salil Deshpande, CEO of The Middleware Company, a leading, independent Java research and consulting organization. “MDA has real world legitimacy as a fast, productive, accurate and consistent approach for developing enterprise applications.” Model-Driven Engineering. 8 Reasons Why Model-Driven Approaches (will) Fail. Model-driven software development is gaining more and more interest nowadays. Acronyms starting with MD are invented from day to day. To mention a couple of them: MDA, MDE, MDD, MDSD, MDSE. We can solve this Babel-like confusion in a creative way, but I prefer the term Model-Driven Engineering (MDE). MDE was first mentioned by Kent  and is wider in scope than MDA. Although the MDA acknowledge things like a richer modelling space than just the dichotomy between PIM and PSM and the automation of transformations between models, they stay far from defining a real engineering approach.
However, MDA and MDE still are high level visions, they aren’t worked out in detail. 1. Introduction à MDA par la pratiqe - Club d'entraide des développeurs francophones. L'usage de la plate-forme Eclipse permet une manipulation aisée, ainsi que des transformations comme nous allons le voir dans la partie suivante.
Toutefois, la création de modèle par le biais de Java annoté n'est pas la plus intuitive. Il est possible de créer des modèles EMF pour Eclipse à partir de l'outil Rational Rose, encore faut-il en disposer. Pour palier à ce manque, nous allons utiliser Poséidon, qui est un outil puissant et disponible - ce qui n'est pas la moindre de ses qualités - gratuitement dans une version Communauté. Il permet de mettre à profit l'un des aspects qui a fait le succès de UML : les représentations graphiques des différents diagrammes.
Nous allons voir comment il est possible de créer, de manière simple et intruitive, un programme à l'aide de la version Communauté de la plate-forme Poséidon. La modélisation UMLCréez les exemple de modèles UML suivants, et générez le code correspondant : Java.tri Home.