November 26, 2010 Leave a comment
The 2010 Edition of Model-Driven Day was a huge success with a 20% growth in attendees, only limited by the size of the conference center (the event had to close subscriptions 3 weeks in advance). It clearly demonstrates the increasing interest of the market for Model-Driven approaches.
The demonstration of our product CodeFluent Entities, a .NET software factory, was again hugely applauded and the enthusiastic testimonial of Speig (Bouygues Group) was particularly appreciated (see Slides in French)
The audience was mostly Java-based which one could probably explain by the lack of .NET Model-Driven solutions on the market. As a matter of fact, after an ambitious annoucement in October 2007, Microsoft has just recently shrunk its own main model-driven initiative.
Still many Java-oriented attendees that followed the CodeFluent Entities session welcomed the simplicity and pragmatism of our model designer. Some of them naturally asked for an implementation in Java, which can already be achieved with the product today to some extent by using custom templates.
At the end of the day, model-driven enthusiastic customers can either choose:
- a portable UML-based solution that requires transformations and templates to connect design to implementation, mostly experienced on the Java platform,
- to leverage CodeFluent Entities unique native .NET executable model-driven approach.