Model Driven Architecture (MDA) moves onward

Q&A: MDA today and tomorrow
ADT sat down for a Q&A interview with Mike Rosen at Cutter Consortium's recent Cutter Summit. Few people know more about Model-Driven Architecture (MDA) than analyst Rosen. As well, few have considered more deeply the evolving role of MDA in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) strategies.

Grady Booch on software modeling
"In many ways, the current economic climate is forcing us to rethink the old model," says Grady Booch, now an IBM fellow, and the co-founder and former Chief Scientist at Rational Software Corp., where he co-created Rational Rose, as well as one of the "Three Amigos" who developed the Unified Modeling Language (James Rumbaugh and Ivar Jacobson are the other two). Read more
Q&A: Sam Greenblatt
Sam Greenblatt, SVP and chief architect of CA's Linux Technology Group, says open software and modeling will push app server progress. Of MDA, he says: "Sitting on the board of OMG, you would imagine that I believe in the precepts of MDA. It is not until RAD supports that modeling of events, security, pervasive services, directory and transactions independent of underlying platforms by specifying behavior and resources that true insulation from technology primitives is achieved." Read more

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