From the Back Cover
In this groundbreaking book, David Frankel presents an inside look at Model Driven Architecture (MDA), a rapid software development and integration approach advanced by the OMG that promotes graceful retargeting of software to different platforms. MDA uses UML-based technologies to bring a number of important trends in enterprise computing together in new ways. These trends include component- based development, design patterns, middleware, declarative specification, abstraction, multi-tiered systems, Enterprise Application Integration, and Design by Contract. MDA uses modeling languages as programming languages rather than merely as design languages.
David Frankel, one of the leading contributors to MDA in the OMG, provides you with in-depth descriptions of all its features. He explains the relationship between UML and MDA and covers related MDA technologies including MOF, XMI, and CWM. He delves into the mechanics involved in customizing UML via profiles and metamodel extensions. You'll find many concrete examples that clearly demonstrate how your company can use MDA and that highlight MDA's longer term potential.
Offering comprehensive coverage of MDA, this book includes discussions on:
* How to build and integrate software in the face of continual platform change
* How to use MDA to develop Web services
* How to use MDA to manage metadata
* How to customize a UML-based environment to fit your company's requirements
* How MDA promotes discipline and rigor in software development