innoQ Releases iQgen XMI/JSP based MDA Generation Tool

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News: innoQ Releases iQgen XMI/JSP based MDA Generation Tool

  1. A pre-realease version of iQgen 1.0 is available for download. iQgen is an XMI/JSP based tool for architecture-centric, generative software development based on the OMG's Model Driven Architecture (MDA) initiative. iQgen, makes it possible to specify the rules for transforming a business model into a technolology specific implementation such as J2EE, using templates.

    Visit http://iqgen.innoq.org.

    Here is the press release:
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    Ratingen, Germany, March 21 2002. innoQ, experts in design and implementation of software architecture for mission-critical software systems, offers a pre-realease version of iQgen 1.0 for download. iQgen is a tool for architecture-centric, generative software development based on the OMG’s Model Driven Architecture (MDA) initiative.
    Using iQgen, it is possible to specify the rules for transforming a business model into an implementation that uses a specific, underlying technology such as J2EE in the form of templates. Using the model and the templates as its input, iQgen generates or updates implementation code. This way, platform specific and platform independent models are decoupled. The use of standards such as XMI (for model information) and JSP (for templates) ensure compatibility and a minimal learning effort.

    "Mission critical systems have a life cycle, sometimes even a development phase, that is far longer than the life cycle of most selected technologies." says Stefan Tilkov, CEO of innoQ Germany. "iQgen enables you to maintain and change the rules for a mapping to e.g. J2EE or CORBA in a central location without having to throw away existing implementation code. "

    For more information and to download the pre-release version please visit
    http://iqgen.innoq.org
  2. Sounds great! I wish I had more time to look at it.
  3. Although there are still some tiny weaknesses, it is IMHO one of the best code generators currently available, since it uses a well-known standard (JSP) as template language.

    Since others are often focus on the Java/EJB world, iqGen is not limited to a special domain. From Cobol over SQL to K&R C you can produce everything.

    Keep up the good work!