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Real-Life MDA -- Chapter 1, Introduction

Model-driven architecture (MDA), also known as model-driven development (MDD), is an efficient and adaptable software development methodology. This book excerpt explains the fundamentals of MDA and how this approach differs from traditional development models.

As a registered member of, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter 1 of Real-Life MDA: Solving Business Problems with Model Driven Architecture written by Michael Guttman and John Parodi and published by Morgan Kaufman, a division of Elsevier. " Chapter 1, Introduction to Real-Life MDA" provides an overview of what Model Driven Architecture®, created by the Object Management Group (OMG), is, and how it relates to the broader model-driven development, CASE, UML and software manufacturing.

Real-Life MDA

Book description:
Model Driven Architecture (MDA) is a new approach to software development that helps companies manage large, complex software projects and save development costs while allowing new technologies that come along to be readily incorporated. Although it is based on many long-standing industry precepts and best practices, such as UML, it is enough of a departure from traditional IT approaches to require some "proof of the pudding." Real-Life MDA is composed of six case studies of real companies using MDA that will furnish that proof. The authors' approach MDA projects by describing all aspects of the project from the viewpoint of the end-users -- from the reason for choosing an MDA approach to the results and benefits. The case studies are preceded by an introductory chapter and are followed by a wrap-up chapter summarizing lessons learned.

Book features:

  • Written for executives, analysts, architects, and engineers positioned to influence business-oriented software development at the highest levels.
  • Filled with concrete examples and analyses of how MDA is relevant for organizations of various sizes.
  • Considers a range of uses for MDA -- from business process analysis to full-scale software modeling and development.
  • Presents results for each case study in terms of tangible, measured benefits, including automatically generated code, defect reduction, improved visibility, and ROI.

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