For model-driven engineering (MDE) to become more Agile, the community needs to embrace development and operations (DevOps) practices. One of the core practices of DevOps is the use of pipelines to enable CI/CD to make teams more Agile and break down the barriers between development and operations with faster deployments. Current MDE tooling is not designed at its core to participate in DevOps pipelines. Consequently this makes the adoption of MDE in industry more difficult. In this article, we cover an industrial experience report describing how we enabled our pipelines using DevOps and MDE.
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Süß, J.G., Swift, S. & Escott, E. Using DevOps toolchains in Agile model-driven engineering. Softw Syst Model 21, 1495–1510 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10270-022-01003-2
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