- Build Enterprise Information Systems
- Complexity shows up almost immediately–get the tools to manage it
- Different types of bugs
- Enterprise architect information
- Fashion Gist and Modernity
- Main concepts definition
- MDriven Turnkey Architecture
- Model Driven
- Philosophy–where lies the value
- Reality and the theoretical best model
As your model grows, you will find that it is a good tool to actually understand the business it supports. As many people in the organisation would benefit from this understanding, it is great to publish a read-only version of the model for everyone to see.
Start by exporting a mif (Model Information File) file:
This format takes the ViewModels, The Actions, The Classes, and their content, and The StateMachines and saves them in a new type of ModelMeta model. It also analyzes each expression and makes notes on what each expression makes use of. This way the ModelMeta is a good cross-reference on what is used where.
The mif file can then be uploaded to a ModelMetaViewer. I created a ModelMetaViewer in WPF but soon found that the real benefits come when you can consume the meta info from the web instead of from a separate application. I then created the ModelMetaViewer as an MnVC web application.
Find the Web-install-package here: https://www.mdriven.net/publicDownloads/ModelMetaViewerMVC4.zip
Once you have it installed, go to the admin tab and upload your mif file. Then, index the uploaded file:
Now you can search (we use a Lucene.Net.dll to index names + code comments).
Following a link to a ViewModel, you get view + information usage:
The images have image maps and the user can follow to a single attribute or association end and see where else this is used and how to get there. As you can imagine, this detailed self-organized meta information can reduce the support you need to provide for people that try to navigate the system without the benefit of the model.