Executable Modeling for Reactive Programming
After thirty years, it is reasonably time to critically look at Model Driven Software Development (MDSD). Who may nowadays claim that MDSD has been massively adopted by the software industry? Who may show numbers demonstrating that MDSD allowed/allows massive cost savings in daily software development, but, above all, software maintenance? This paper aims at investigating executable modeling as a balanced articulation between programming and modeling. Models at run-time embody the promising generation of executable models, provided that their usages are thought and intended to cost-effective software development. To envisage this not-yet-come success, this paper emphasizes expectations from the software industry about “reactive programming”. Practically, executable modeling standards like the SCXML W3C standard or the BPMN OMG standard are relevant supports for reactive programming, but success conditions still need to be defined.
KeywordsModel driven software development Executable modeling Models at run-time Reactive programming
This work is partially sponsored by the European ECSEL MegaM@Rt2 (MegaModelling at Runtime) project (megamart2-ecsel.eu).
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