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Enterprise Patterns and MDA: Building Better Software with Archetype Patterns and UML by Ila Neustadt, Jim Arlow

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Chapter 2. Model Driven Architecture with archetype patterns

2.1 Introduction

In Chapter 1, we discussed our notion of business archetype patterns and explained how you can use them effectively in your own models.

As you saw, archetypes and archetype patterns provide a language for describing business systems in a general way. Can that language then be converted automatically into a specific business system, meeting specific business requirements? We think it can, and in this chapter we will show you how you can begin to automate the use of archetype patterns by using the Model Driven Architecture (MDA) of the Object Management Group (OMG) and a suitably equipped modeling tool. This work moves us very close to the vision of automated software ...

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