Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Bonner-Runde 26th. of February 2007 in Bonn

It was an interesting night in a round table presentation and discussion in Bonn, known as "Bonner Runde" which is managed by itemis GmbH. At this time, we - Wolfgang, Andreas and I - showed an introductory topic in AJAX:

AJAX - Grundlagen und Implementierungsansätze
"AJAX - Basics and Implementation Approaches"

We showed three different approaches of AJAX:
  • Using AJAX-enabled JSF components (ICEfaces) with Sun Java Studio Creator
  • Using hardcore JavaScript
  • Using XML11 - Cross Compilation from Java to JavaScript
At the same time we also explained classification criteria and characteristics for AJAX implementation approaches.

For more information please download the presentation files:
(1) AJAX - Grundlagen und Implementierungsansätze

(2) XML11 - AJAX without JavaScript

Have fun!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

MDA Book in German Language

My first book in German language about MDA (Model Driven Architecture) and VOFI (Visualization of Financial Implications) is now available:

Anwendungsentwicklung mit Model Driven Architecture
– dargestellt anhand vollständiger Finanzpläne

This book is my doctor dissertation from the year 2006 and is now published within the series of Advances in Information Systems and Management Science from Logos Verlag Berlin.
The good thing is that I will offer a free download for the PDF version - many thanks to Logos Verlag which makes this possible! So, if you can read German, you are welcome to download it ;-) For this purpose I'm searching some sponsors. As soon as I get some sponsors I'll put the PDF version somewhere in the internet. So, stay tuned!

If you want to buy it, just order from
Logos Verlag Berlin: ISBN 978-3-8325-1480-8

Or go directly to this order site:
Order MDA VOFI Book from Logos Verlag Berlin

Happy reading!

[updated 01.03.2007]


Anwendungsentwicklung mit Model Driven Architecture
– dargestellt anhand vollständiger Finanzpläne

Die modellgetriebene Anwendungsentwicklung, die von Object Management Group (OMG) als Model Driven Architecture (MDA) standardisiert wurde, nutzt Modelle als Hauptartefakte und zeichnet sich durch hohe Qualität und Produktivität gegenüber quellcodezentrierten Anwendungsentwicklungen aus.

Blasius Lofi Dewanto führt in der vorliegenden Arbeit eine umfassende Untersuchung durch, die die Nutzenpotenziale der MDA für eine anwendernahe und anforderungsgerechte Anwendungsentwicklung betrachtet. Es wird sowohl der Bedarf in der Anwendungsdomäne des Controllinginstrumentes VOFI (Vollständiger Finanzplan) erfasst als auch die Implementierung und Evaluation der Ergebnisse aus Sicht der Entwickler und Endanwender analysiert. Zudem werden die für Entscheider bedeutenden ökonomischen Konsequenzen durch die Verwendung von MDA systematisch aufgeführt.

Aus dem Inhalt

  • MDA: Grundlagen und Wiederverwendungsansätze
  • Investitionscontrolling: VOFI, SAP, Corporate Planner und Tabellenkalkulations-programme
  • mdaVOFI: Modellgetriebenes Konzept für VOFI, Entwicklung der VOFI-Produkt-familie
  • Evaluation: Entscheidersicht mit TCO-VOFI, Entwickler- und Anwendersicht


Application Development with Model Driven Architecture In the Domain of Visualization of Financial Implications

Application development using Model Driven Architecture (MDA), which is standardized by Object Management Group (OMG), uses models as its first class citizen artefacts and allows high quality result in comparison with source code centric application development.

Dr. Dewanto explains
in this book the potential of MDA for a user-oriented application development and explains how user requirements can be easily fullfilled by using MDA. He takes a real-world domain in investment planning with Visualization of Financial Implications (VOFI) and implements this domain step-by-step using the method of MDA. At the end of this book he summarizes the result of his research from user's and developer's perspective to show where the MDA potentials still need to be explored. Last but not least he shows an investment analysis using MDA in software development from a decision maker's view. He emphasizes in what cases it is financially worthwhile to utilize MDA in a small software development team.

  • MDA: Basics and Software Reuse (Reference Modelling, Productline Software Engineering, Architecture and Patterns, Component Based Software Engineering)
  • Investment Planning: VOFI, SAP, Corporate Planner and Spreadsheet Applications
  • mdaVOFI: Model Driven Concept for VOFI, Development of VOFI Product Family
  • Evaluation: decision maker's perspective with TCO-VOFI (Total Cost of Ownership with VOFI), developer's and user's perspective