Category Archives: MDSD

Model driven software development

Sculptor point release and documentation

This post is just a couple quick updates on the Sculptor Generator project. Hot on the heels of the major 3.0 release, release 3.0.1 is out with additional improvements and examples. Kudos to Torsten, who’s been on fire cranking out … Continue reading

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Profiling Maven Sculptor execution using YourKit

The latest version of the Sculptor Generator is based on XTend 2, which is compiled to Java/Bytescode rather than interpreted as XTend1 and XPand was. This should bring large performance improvements to the code generation cycle, and it certainly feels … Continue reading

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Working with Geospatial support in MongoDB: the basics

A project I’m working on requires storage of and queries on Geospatial data. I’m using MongoDB, which has good support for Geospatial data, at least good enough for my needs. This post walks through the basics of inserting and querying … Continue reading

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XText2: Starting a project for a GWT GUI DSL

This is the first in a series of posts where I’ll explore XText2 by porting an existing XText1-based DSL to XText2. The DSL to be ported is a GUI-description language based on the Sculptor DSL that generates Google Web Toolkit … Continue reading

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Sculptor lately

The latest version, 2.1.0, of Sculptor came out and it has some great features including JPA 2.0 support, custom finder methods generated from the DSL, and a fluent domain object builders feature I contributed. Other than the builders feature, I … Continue reading

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Customizing Sculptor to generate Groovy classes

I’ve been using the Sculptor DSL/tool to build Java EE applications based on DDD and EDA principles. This has worked out great, and Sculptor allows me to express the intent at a higher level and more succinctly than I could … Continue reading

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Fornax Sculptor DSL tool: Switching an existing app to MongoDB

Fornax Sculptor is a DSL, Eclipse-based editor, and set of code generators used to build Java/JEE applications. ¬†You define your model and other parts of your application in the Sculptor textual DSL, and the Sculptor model transformations and code generators … Continue reading

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What MDA needs: a user’s perspective

One of my areas of interest in software development is model driven architecture and model driven software development. I’ve successfully applied MDA to software projects and have seen the benefits first hand. Although MDA/MDSD tools and techniques can bring several … Continue reading

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AndroMDA: customizing code generation templates

AndroMDA is a model driven architecture tool. Model driven architecture tools generate code based on UML models, which UML tools such as Rational Rose have been doing for a long time. The main differences between MDA tools and UML tools … Continue reading

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