A Tooling Environment for Quality-Driven Domain-Specific Modelling

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There is an increasing need for reducing costs and improving quality in software development. One of the means to reduce costs is to increase productivity by utilizing Domain-Specific Modelling (DSM). Industry cases consistently show a 5-10 fold increase in productivity when DSM is applied, in addition to a decrease of errors in generated code. In order to improve quality and especially desired quality attributes, e.g., performance and reliability, quality requirements must be considered in every development phase. Also a trace link from quality requirements definitions to implementation and tests has to be maintained to assure that the resulting application truly satisfies the requirements. As Model-Driven Development is heavily dependent on provided tool support, a tooling environment that enables quality-driven DSM would be useful. Thus in this paper, we study if MetaCase MetaEdit+ language workbench can be utilized as such by developing a code generator and a domain-specific modelling language for a laboratory case of stream-oriented computing systems. We found that the chosen environment is appropriate for an industrial application of quality-driven DSM.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling, DSM'09
EditorsMatti Rossi, Jonathan Sprinkle, Jeff Gray, Juha-Pekka Tolvanen
PublisherHelsinki School of Economics
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)978-952-488-372-6
ISBN (Print)978-952-488-371-9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event9th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling - Orlando, United States
Duration: 25 Oct 200926 Oct 2009

Publication series

SeriesHelsingin kauppakorkeakoulun julkaisuja B


Workshop9th OOPSLA Workshop on Domain-Specific Modeling
CountryUnited States

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