Chapter 2. The MDA Framework

This chapter introduces the MDA framework that lies behind the process that we described in Chapter 1. The MDA framework consists of a number of elements that fit together in a specific way. A small and simple example is given to clarify the different elements.

What Is a Model?

The name MDA stresses the fact that models are the focal point of MDA. The models we take into account are models that are relevant to developing software. Note that this includes more than just models of software. When a piece of software is meant to support a business, the business model is relevant as well.

But what exactly do we mean when we use the word model? To come up with a definition that is both general enough to fit many different types ...

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