What advice do you have for developers who are starting to look at MDD?
Focus on finding tools that have an open architecture, especially in the generation and implementation of code artifacts. [For example,] you should be able to generate unit tests and you should be able to generate not only source code but also deployment descriptors and documentation. The generation aspect is a huge win. You can use MDA to basically remove the monkey-coding that you're otherwise sending offshore. And I think a lot of people who are looking at offshore strategies as a cost savings reduction should also be looking at MDA and MDD and seeing the big cost and efficiency savings that can be made there.Read The Holy Grail of model-driven development
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