Whittle, J. and Hutchinson, J. (2011) Mismatches between industry practice and teaching of model-driven software development. In: 7th Educators' Symposium@MODELS 2011 Software Modeling in Education Pre-Proceedings. Oldenburg Lecture Notes in Software Engineering . Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg, Oldenburg, pp. 27-30.Full text not available from this repository.
EAMDE was a 12 month research project, investigating how industry uses model-driven software development (MDSD). Using quantitative and qualitative research techniques, experiences were collected on the adoption and application of MDSD in 17 companies. The study highlighted examples of good and bad practice that lead to success or failure with MDSD. Some of these practices appear to have ramifications on the way that MDSD, and software modeling more generally, is taught within universities. This paper presents three of the key findings relevant to education: (1) A significant number of successful MDSD companies build their own modeling languages and generators, suggesting a re-orientation of education away from UML notation to fundamental modeling principles; (2) MDSD is generally taught top-down, whereas industry success is more likely when MDSD is applied bottom-up; (3) successful application of MDSD requires skills both in abstract modeling and compilers/optimization; however, these skills tend to be separated in standard CS curricula.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||model-driven software development ; education|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Computing & Communications|
|Deposited On:||21 Aug 2012 09:35|
|Last Modified:||21 Aug 2012 09:35|
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