BLU AGE

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BLU AGE

BLU AGE™ is an MDD software workbench built-on Eclipse that enables 100% automated transformation of your UML 2 diagrams into Java EE and .Net applications.

BLU AGE™ also provides UML, BPMN, EMF, ATL and Model Driven training services.

Using BLU AGE™ and its MDD™ methodology, UML® Consultants generate SOA business applications and reduce project elapse time from 30% to up to 50%.

BLU AGE™ adds value to Business Process Modeling and allows you to be free from technical constraints and platform dependant implementation.

'Built on Eclipse' and 'Eclipse Ready', BLU AGE™'s 2009 Edition offers in particular two new modules: an Integrated Modeling Environment, named Build, focusing on models elaboration, with advanced features of model debugging and real-time applications' generation; as well as an integrated Reverse Modeling environment to help companies migrate their Java (soon COBOL) legacy applications to up-to-date frameworks.

BLU AGE™, also provides professional services : UML, BPMN, EMF, ATL and MDA training, consulting and product customization through specific cartridges and software development. BLU AGE™ is compliant with all the major frameworks and databases.

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  • NETFECTIVE, the BLU AGE™ software vendor, releases in July the 2009 edition of its eclipse built-in model transformations tool suite.

    This 2009 edition brings an answer to one of the major barriers to adopt the MDA (Model Driven Architecture) and MDD (Model Driven Development) approaches: how to be sure of the models accordance?
    As it is difficult, after all, and even impossible, in a "classic" MDD approach, to reproduce the coding, compilation and test principle so dear to developers. It is thus necessary to have this approach in the models. If the compiler verifies the code accordance to instructions composition rules then the model has to be verifiable by a models' compiler ...

    BLU AGE™ 2009 Edition completes its functional range being fully distributed as Eclipse 3.4 Plugin The ergonomics was revised in depth to facilitate handling and work on the models. One of this edition's major functionalities is the possibility to validate, debug the models by making a "simple" run as we would make in Eclipse, NetBeans or Visual Studio. It allows verifying the model's behavior. The debugger supports the introspection and we can modify values on the fly. Furthermore, the model modification can be made live in the Eclipse environment. The validation requires also the use of UML Best Practice. It is important to be able to structure the models creation and avoid that each one make "its version". The control being previously realized by the tool, we can make a substantial verification, i.e. to have substantial diagrams and substantial interface. We finally obtain a reliable model and thus an application according to the expectations. Don't forget that BLU AGE™ generates the application from start to finish, without adding any code line, from 3 inputs which can be realized in parallel: models, MCI description in xHTML, and generation "cartridges" parameter setting (for various supported languages and frameworks).

    The new version offers two important modules: 'build' and 'deliver', presented as Eclipse plug-ins. 'Build' allows essentially the models' elaboration, while 'deliver' focuses on the software factory notion with workgroup features. Also we choose in 'deliver' the generation cartridges according to the target technologies (it is up to you to create your own cartridges). The two modules can work independently. And today NETFECTIVE speaks about IME for Integrated Modeling Environment, the IDE counterpart for the applications' generation.

    Other interesting point of this version is the possibility to make reverse modelling. I.e. we create a model from an existing application code which will be the rebuild base. It is the code to model principle. We can also use another modelling language than UML.

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