From Extreme Programming to Extreme Non-programming: Is It the Right Time for Model Transformation Technologies?

  • Óscar Pastor
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4080)


Object-Oriented Methods, Formal Specification Languages, Component- Based Software Production... This is just a very short list of technologies proposed to solve a very old and, at the same time, very well-known problem: how to produce software of quality. Programming has been the key task during the last 40 years, and the results have not been successful yet. This work will explore the need of facing a sound software production process from a different perspective: the non-programming perspective, where by non-programming we mainly mean modeling. Instead of talking about Extreme Programming, we will introduce a Extreme Non-Programming (Extreme Modeling-Oriented) approach. We will base our ideas on the intensive work done during the last years, oriented to the objective of generating code from a higher-level system specification, normally represented as a Conceptual Schema. Nowadays, though, the hip around MDA has given a new push to these strategies. New methods propose sound model transformations which cover all the different steps of a sound software production process from an Information Systems Engineering point of view. This must include Organizational Modeling, Requirements Engineering, Conceptual Modeling and Model-Based Code Generation techniques. In this context, it seems that the time of Model Transformation Technologies is finally here...


Model Transformation Conceptual Schema Requirement Model Software Production Case Tool 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Óscar Pastor
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  1. 1.Department of Information Systems and ComputationValencia University of TechnologyValenciaEspaña

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