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For the last few years Luminis, a cozy ICT company has been my professional home. I enjoyed much freedom and responsibilities, have worked with some very creative and innovative people, and was privileged to contribute to an impressive MDE success story by a very large industrial client. However MDE as Luminis competence had never grown big enough to become a core business, which eventually and unfortunately led us to a parting of the ways.

Per July 1st I will join Zest Group, a company specialized in business process improvement in Utilities, Industries, Government and Healthcare sectors. A new addition to their arsenal is business engineering empowered by agile model-driven development. This is the area where I intend to contribute in various roles including business engineer, information analyst and modeling coach.

With this change my old wish of applying MDE to business processes comes to a realization. I am also very excited to work with one of the best tools in this area, OutSystems Agile Platform. I consider the fact that it’s becoming possible to have a 100% MDE oriented work, as a long awaited yet cautious sign of MDE commercialization. Whether my expectations will turn true, only time will tell. Nevertheless I am eagerly looking forward to a new start. Wish me good luck 🙂



In MDD explicit knowledge of the domain is crucial for successful development of domain-specific modeling languages (DSML). Yet many starting DSL developers are missing the skill of domain knowledge conceptualization. The main symptoms are difficulty to come up with good language concepts and struggling with levels of abstractions. While language design remains an art, there are a number of paradigms, techniques and guidelines that can make creation of DSLs easier. These helping means are the core of the DSL design tutorial developed at Luminis Software Development. The tutorial was given for the first time during the PPL2010 conference that took place on November 17 & 18 at Océ R&D, Venlo, NL. A small group of participants learned basics of domain analysis, participated in domain definition and implemented a simple metamodel of their own. The general feedback was very positive. The slides for the tutorial can be downloaded here from the Bits&Chips website.

26-10-2013 Update: the slides are now available via slideshare: