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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 9. Defining Your Own Transformations

This chapter explains how transformations are defined. Not all users of MDA will define their own transformations; many will be incorporated in the MDA tools. Still, it is good to know how transformations are defined, especially because it enables you to make a more knowledgeable choice of tools.

Transformations Definitions Revisited

What information do you need to generate a model from another model? You have to relate every element in the source model with one or more elements in the target model. The most direct way of doing this is to relate the metaclass of the element in the source with the metaclass of the element(s) in the target. Because of the instance-type relationship between model element ...

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