MDA MDD MDE MDSD MDSE: help!
|11 June 2008|
Model Driven Software Development is becoming a hot topic today (again!). I recently visited the Model Driven Experience with lots of presentations about practical use of model driven techniques and proof-of-concepts using MDA. One of the presentations had a nice introduction about the confusion among all the different acronyms related to model driven approaches. They had a discussion about whether to use MDA or MDSD. Their solution was really nice...
A couple of acronyms related to Model Driven Software Development are:
- MDA: Model Driven Architecture
- MDD: Model Driven Development
- MDE: Model Driven Engineering
- MDSD: Model Driven Software Development
- MDSE: Model Driven Software Engineering
Which one do we need? Which is the best approach? The ultimate question: MD..?
Luckily we know the answer to the ultimate question, we know the Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. It's 42.
Translating this answer into a human understandable format using an ASCII table (from decimal to a character) we get *. So the ultimate solution is: MD*.
I guess I can write the same post for SOA. Think about SOA, SOE, SOBA, eSOA, SOMF, etc.
Somehow we like acronyms...
If you know other acronyms related to MD* or SO*, feel free to post them!
how do you see the MDA converging with EDA (Event Driven Architecture)? or do you not??? and further with SOA ???
...since we all love these 3 letter acronyms very much
would love to see a thread starting on this from you…cheers, ram
Ram Ramdas (URL) - 30 06 08 - 11:02
I think MDE is essential for implementing the services (or SOBA’s) in a SOA for making the promises (flexibility, business-IT alignment, etc.) of a SOA come true. See http://www.theenterprisearchitect.eu/arc.. for my vision on SOA, SOBA and how to implement them.
I think EDA can be part of such an architecture by implementing analytical services enabling CEP. But this of course depends on your definition of EDA ;)
Johan den Haan () (URL) - 02 07 08 - 13:53
Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.