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MDA Explained: The Model Driven Architecture™: Practice and Promise by Anneke Kleppe, Jos Warmer, Wim Bast

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Chapter 1. The MDA Development Process

This chapter describes some of the major problems in software development. It explains the concepts of the Model Driven Architecture (MDA), and discusses how MDA can help to solve these problems.

Traditional Software Development

Software development is often compared with hardware development in terms of maturity. While in hardware development there has been much progress, e.g., processor speed has grown exponentially in twenty years, the progress made in software development seems to be minimal. To some extent this is a matter of appearances. The progress made in software development cannot be measured in terms of development speed or costs.

Progress in software development is evident from the fact that it ...

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