John Edward Hutchinson

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This paper presents some initial results from a twelve-month empirical research study of model driven engineering (MDE). Using largely qualitative questionnaire and interview methods we investigate and document a range of technical, organizational and social factors that apparently influence organizational responses to MDE: specifically, its perception as a(More)
Despite lively debate over the last decade on the benefits or drawbacks of model-driven engineering (MDE), there have been very few industry-wide studies of MDE in practice. We present a new study, covering a broad range of experiences and ways of applying MDE: we surveyed 450 MDE practitioners and carried out in-depth interviews with 22 more. Findings(More)
In this paper, we attempt to address the relative absence of empirical studies of model driven engineering through describing the practices of three commercial organizations as they adopted a model driven engineering approach to their software development. Using in-depth semi-structured interviewing we invited practitioners to reflect on their experiences(More)
An oft-cited reason for lack of adoption of model-driven engineering (MDE) is poor tool support. However, studies have shown that adoption problems are as much to do with social and organizational factors as with tooling issues. This paper discusses the impact of tools on MDE adoption and places tooling within a broader organizational context. The paper(More)
• We present extensive results from a survey of MDE practices in industry. • We present case studies of the adoption of model driven engineering (MDE) by four companies. • We identify important factors that can affect the success or failure of MDE use from both the survey and case studies. • MDE provides genuine benefits to those companies who use its(More)
Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software components promise benefits in terms of greater productivity, reduced time to market and reliability. However, their blackbox nature poses significant challenges assessing and managing the impact of change. We propose an approach to help developers to understand the impact of change. It relies on the use of a COTS(More)
Service-centric computing is developing and maturing rapidly as a paradigm for developing distributed systems. In recent years there has been a rapid growth in the number and types of processes being proposed to support aspects of SOC. Many of these processes require that services be modelled in a particular way and this puts great pressure on traditional(More)