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J-Spring (Bussum, Netherlands. April 2009)

Today Rody Middelkoop, senior technology consultant at Avisi and lecturer at the HAN and I will do an amusing talk at the J-Spring Conference in Bussum on model driven development, using a highly pragmatic approach. Talk includes a live demo where we will build a Java web application on stage in a few minutes (the build process will likely take most of that time. A good moment to tell some jokes I suppose). In projects we execute using the Accelerated Delivery Platform, either with .Net or Java, we generate code from our standardized smart use cases and the domain model, using our Tobago MDA tool set. See for more details.

In our daily practice we generate for a variety of architectures in the .Net space. For instance, we apply our own frameworks, or combine these with open source frameworks such as nHibernate, and blocks from Microsoft.


Rody however used our created a set of templates to also facilitate that, resulting in the generation of large parts of Java applications. In short: model driven development has a promise of high productivity. However, many approaches fail to deliver. Rody and I will present a very pragmatic approach to model driven development, based on modeling smart use cases and domain models in UML. The speakers elaborate enthusiastically on this approach and the techniques used, and they will model and generate a fully deployable Java applications live on stage!

We will share our very pragmatic approach to delivering software using model driven development. First, I will elaborate on the modeling and code generation approach, that relies on smart use cases, smart use case stereotype, a solid software architecture and domain driven design. Next, Rody will take the stage and demonstrate how this approach effects in building Java web applications, generating a fully deployable Java EAR live on stage! Although other architectures and frameworks can be applied, Rody will use open source Java frameworks such as Ant, FreeMarker, Struts2, Spring and JPA/Hibernate3.

Cool isn’t it?

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