Using ATL Transformation Services in the MDEForge Collaborative Modeling Platform
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- Di Rocco J., Di Ruscio D., Pierantonio A., Cuadrado J.S., de Lara J., Guerra E. (2016) Using ATL Transformation Services in the MDEForge Collaborative Modeling Platform. In: Van Gorp P., Engels G. (eds) Theory and Practice of Model Transformations. ICMT 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9765. Springer, Cham
In the last years, the increasing complexity of Model-Driven Engineering (MDE) tools and techniques has led to higher demands in terms of computation, interoperability, and configuration management. Harnessing the software-as-a-service (SaaS) paradigm and shifting applications from local, mono-core implementations to cloud-based architectures is key to enhance scalability and flexibility. To this end, we propose MDEForge: an extensible, collaborative modeling platform that provides remote model management facilities and prevents the user from focussing on time-consuming, and less creative procedures. This demo paper illustrates the extensibility of MDEForge by integrating ATL services for the remote execution, automated testing, and static analysis of ATL transformations. The usefulness of their employment under the SaaS paradigm is demonstrated with a case-study showing a wide range of new application possibilities.