We reinterpret MDE from the viewpoint of relational databases to provide an alternative way to understand, demonstrate, and teach MDE using concepts and technologies that should be familiar to undergraduates. We use (1) relational database schemas to express metamodels, (2) relational databases to express models, (3) Prolog to express constraints and M2M transformations, (4) Java tools to implement M2T and T2M transformations, and (5) Java to execute transformations. Application case studies and a user study illuminate the viability and benefits of our approach.
Software and System Modeling (SoSyM)
ONEKIN, UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY