Jezz Santos

From Software Factories to Software Automation
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    Variability - What is it, and when to use it?

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    'FAQ - What is a Software Factory?' described what a 'product line' is, and discussed how the variants of the product line are basically defined. In this article, we want to dig a little deeper into what is variability, and how you define your product...
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    Multiple or Single Architectural Models/Views?

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    This was to be a FAQ, but due to the fact that the practices around this are unproven yet, there is no definitive answer to this question, rather a discussion of approaches, issues, guidelines and raising general awareness. At the moment, there is...
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    FAQ - Isn't that MDA?

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    Considering the EFx Factory and its core composability features with extensible technology-independent models, a few astute people soon get around to asking the following question: Isn't the EFx Factory just another implementation of MDA? Backgrounder...
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    FAQ - What is a Software Factory?

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    The question usually goes something like this: Define what is a Software Factory? Followed by something like this: I built a command line application/a guidance package/a script (make your choice) that code generates some useful component – is that...
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    Software Factories FAQ

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    I often get the same basic set of FAQ questions reoccurring when discussing or demonstrating factories to technical focused folk, so much so I thought I'd do a short series on those frequently questions and answers. The idea being to share the thinking...
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    FAQ - Round-Tripping

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    The first question I always get asked: Do you support round-tripping of the generated code your factory creates ? In other words, do you support a developer going into the generated code, modifying it in an arbitrary way, and then read back those code...
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November, 2006