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NMF: A Modeling Framework for the .NET Platform

Hinkel, Georg

For its promises in terms of increased productivity, Modeldriven engineering (MDE) is getting applied increasingly often in both industry and academia. However, most tools currently available are based on the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF) and hence based on the Java platform whereas tool support for other platforms is limited. This leads to a language and tool adoption problem for developers of other platforms such as .NET. As a result, few projects on the .NET platform adopt MDE. Furthermore, the limited tool availability introduces a technical barrier in the interoperability between EMF and .NET applications. In this paper, we present the .NET Modeling Framework (NMF), a tool set for model repositories, model-based incrementalization, model transformation, model synchronization and code generation. The framework makes intensive use of the C# language as host language for model transformation and synchronization languages, whereas the model repository serialization is compatible with EMF. This solves the language adoption problem for C# programmers and creates a bridge to the EMF platform.

Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Forschungszentrum Informatik, Karlsruhe (FZI)
Publikationstyp Forschungsbericht
Jahr 2016
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI(KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000053708
ISSN: 2190-4782
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-537082
KITopen ID: 1000053708
Verlag Karlsruhe
Serie Karlsruhe Reports in Informatics ; 2016,9
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