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Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, Second Edition

Part of the book series: Synthesis Lectures on Software Engineering (SLSE)

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 1-6
  3. MDSE Principles

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 7-24
  4. MDSE Use Cases

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 25-42
  5. Model-driven Architecture (MDA)

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 43-51
  6. Integration of MDSE in your Development Process

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 53-61
  7. Modeling Languages at a Glance

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 63-83
  8. Developing your Own Modeling Language

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 85-121
  9. Model-to-Model Transformations

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 123-140
  10. Model-to-Text Transformations

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 141-155
  11. Managing Models

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 157-173
  12. Summary

    • Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
    Pages 175-175Open Access
  13. Back Matter

    Pages 177-191

About this book

This book discusses how model-based approaches can improve the daily practice of software professionals. This is known as Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) or, simply, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE).

MDSE practices have proved to increase efficiency and effectiveness in software development, as demonstrated by various quantitative and qualitative studies. MDSE adoption in the software industry is foreseen to grow exponentially in the near future, e.g., due to the convergence of software development and business analysis.

The aim of this book is to provide you with an agile and flexible tool to introduce you to the MDSE world, thus allowing you to quickly understand its basic principles and techniques and to choose the right set of MDSE instruments for your needs so that you can start to benefit from MDSE right away.

The book is organized into two main parts.

  • The first part discusses the foundations of MDSE in terms of basic concepts (i.e., models and transformations), driving principles, application scenarios, and current standards, like the well-known MDA initiative proposed by OMG (Object Management Group) as well as the practices on how to integrate MDSE in existing development processes.
  • The second part deals with the technical aspects of MDSE, spanning from the basics on when and how to build a domain-specific modeling language, to the description of Model-to-Text and Model-to-Model transformations, and the tools that support the management of MDSE projects.
The second edition of the book features:

  • a set of completely new topics, including: full example of the creation of a new modeling language (IFML), discussion of modeling issues and approaches in specific domains, like business process modeling, user interaction modeling, and enterprise architecture
  • complete revision of examples, figures, and text, for improving readability, understandability, and coherence
  • better formulation of definitions, dependencies between concepts and ideas
  • addition of a complete index of book content
In addition to the contents of the book, more resources are provided on the book's website http://www.mdse-book.com, including the examples presented in the book.

Authors and Affiliations

  • Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    Marco Brambilla

  • ICREA and Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain

    Jordi Cabot

  • TU Wien, Austria

    Manuel Wimmer

Bibliographic Information

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eBook USD 54.99
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  • ISBN: 978-3-031-02549-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 69.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)