We advocate a new teaching direction for modern CS curricula: extreme model-driven development (XMDD), a new development paradigm designed to continuously involve the customer/application expert throughout the whole systems’ life cycle. Based on the ‘One-Thing Approach’, which works by successively enriching and refining one single artifact, system development becomes in essence a user-centric orchestration of intuitive service functionality. XMDD differs radically from classical software development, which, in our opinion is no longer adequate for the bulk of application programming – in particular when it comes to heterogeneous, cross organizational systems which must adapt to rapidly changing market requirements. Thus there is a need for new curricula addressing this model-driven, lightweight, and cooperative development paradigm that puts the user process in the center of the development and the application expert in control of the process evolution.


Model Check System Life Cycle Maintenance Support Mediation Scenario Single Artifact 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tiziana Margaria
    • 1
  • Bernhard Steffen
    • 2
  1. 1.Chair Service and Software EngineeringUniversity of PotsdamGermany
  2. 2.Chair of Programming SystemsTU DortmundGermany

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