The state of practice in model-driven engineering

Jon Whittle, John R. Hutchinson, Mark Rouncefield

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Despite lively debate over the past decade on the benefits and drawbacks of model-driven engineering (MDE), there have been few industry-wide studies of MDE in practice. A new study that surveyed 450 MDE practitioners and performed in-depth interviews with 22 more suggests that although MDE might be more widespread than commonly believed, developers rarely use it to generate whole systems. Rather, they apply MDE to develop key parts of a system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6507223
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Software
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • MDE
  • model driven engineering practice
  • software design
  • software design methodologies

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