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Best Practices in Modeling and Patterns

Modeling enables developers to conceive, design, and implement applications at a high level of abstraction. While understanding both coding issues and implementation tradeoffs remains essential, models let developers focus on meeting requirements rather than implementation details.

Patterns supplement models by providing guidance based on what has worked for others in the past. They can be used to constrain or encourage a particular direction in model building and code implementations. Working together, models and patterns have the potential to let IT professions build reliable applications more quickly.

This special report looks at utilizing modeling techniques, such as the Universal Modeling Language (UML) and Business Process Modeling (BPM), to define application development methodology. It also examines the role of design and implementation patterns in delivering a new breed of applications.

Featured articles:

Surveying Today's Modeling and Patterns
Learn why it's worth the time and effort to establish good UML practices and get full MDA with regular pattern development and use.

An Open Source Stack for BPM
Following its announcement that Intalio is donating its BPMS to the open source community, CEO Ismael Ghalimi spoke briefly with FTPOnline editors about the move.

Getting From Requirements to Code
Find out how MDD offers a solution to improve communication, reduce technical complexity, and eliminate errors.

Take the Next Step in Modeling
Discover how you can use aspect-oriented modeling to take patterns to a higher level.

Master Column Binding in BIRT Report Designer
In this chapter from BIRT: A Field Guide to Reporting, you'll learn how to use column binding in BIRT Report Designer to your advantage.

Best Practices for Design and Modeling
Designing and modeling an application can be complex. Here's how to look for warning signs of future problems, and how to balance your design decisions accordingly.

Telelogic and Enterprise Life-Cycle Management
How do you manage innovation in the enterprise? Telelogic and CEO Anders Lidbeck hope to answer to this question with the company's current and future life-cycle management process solutions.

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