February 2013

A primer to model queries

Models are not black holes

The principle of model-driven engineering (MDE) was discussed in my previous blog post. When one reads about MDE, there is a lot of talk about creating models, as if all the engineers ever do was creating models using shiny diagram editors; like "the focus of the engineering approach is to build models of the system under design, first on a high level of abstraction, then gradually approaching platform-specific design decisions", and so on. One could even start to believe that models are some kind of information theory black hole: information is only put in, but never comes out. Well, this is not the case.

EMF-IncQuery 0.7M1 published

Today the EMF-IncQuery project finished its first milestone towards its first release at Eclipse.org. Version 0.7.0-M1 features the same performant model query engine and development tooling as our previous 0.6.x series, but also adds some new features: