The ‘x’ in xtUML… is right in the eye of Typhoon #19, Hagibis. The xtUML stopping points of Ina, Nagano City, Atsugi, Tokyo, Karuizawa… all are wet and windy this weekend… 15 inches of rain in Atsugi!
Educators from Shinshu University, IOT University and Nagano Prefecture secondary schools met at Minowa Junior High School in the city of Ina, Nagano, Japan. The topic of discussion included modeling and model-driven development (MDD) teaching methods. In Japan, modeling in various forms is being introduced into elementary and secondary education. One example project involves modeling
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The xtUML Modeling, Execution and Translation class held its first session at the Toyo Research Laboratory in Karuizawa, Japan this week. Professor Mizue Kayama of Shinshu University and Professor Takashi Nagai of IOT University joined together with their students. The course syllabus includes: Day 1: Introduction, Assessment, Overview, Types, Variables, Domains and Abstraction Day 2:
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xtUML Days UK flew directly into MODELS EU. One Fact and the BridgePoint engineers have participated in the MODELS conference in various capacities the last several years. This year the focus was on the MDE Tools workshop. Participants included Professor Juergen Dingel of Queens University, Bran Selic, Francis Bordeleau and Ed Seidewitz.The conference venue was
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The xtUML Days 2019 UK presentations are posted online. You can find them here.
The conference has come and gone. We had a great mix of practitioners, methodologists, educators and fans. The week started with a reception dinner where we had an excellent menu and an upstairs room to ourselves. The conference proper featured presentations, debates and a panel discussion. Pictured here is the keynote speaker, Takao Futagami. Expect
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xtUML Days is next week! The conference promises to be everything hoped. The line-up of presentations is compelling. However, the most exciting aspect of the conference is the rich list of attendees from 15 different companies and universities represented from 4 continents!
Stephen and Sally never supplied a pre-packaged “Shlaer-Mellor Runtime Engine” in the form of operating system or middleware services. Instead, they defined rules for the execution of domains modeled using the Shlaer-Mellor Method. Examples included the Time and Event Rules, such as, “Event ordering shall be maintained between sender/receiver pairs.” (Which tacitly implies that ordering
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The xtUML Days 2019 UK keynote speaker is Takao Futagami. He is a chief consultant at Toyo Corporation. His research interests focus on embedded systems engineering. Futagami-sensei holds a degree in physics from Tsukuba University and is a professor at Tokai University. Mr. Futagami was instrumental to the introduction of the Shlaer-Mellor Method, xtUML and
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We develop software. New functionality is added. It is tested. Bugs are found, and bugs are fixed. Here is a candid dialogue on a recent chat regarding a bug that escaped our release testing but was found quickly (and is now fixed). —Heads up. We have discovered an annoying issue with the new association editor.
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