MetaCase and itemis AG announce co-operation
itemis AG and MetaCase have decided to join forces and cooperate closely in offering software development automation solutions based on Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM).
DSM increases the productivity of software developers by raising the level of abstraction and introducing automation. It allows developers to specify software graphically in models that, unlike UML, are based completely on the system’s problem domain. This leads to more efficient and accurate modeling, while full code is automatically generated. Like the modeling language, the generators are completely customizable, allowing a level of control and optimization previously found only in manually written code.
The introduction of DSM benefits from previous experience in language and generator creation, traditionally something that only tool vendors like MetaCase have been able to provide. MetaCase sees the cooperation with itemis as the best way to increase the availability of this scarce resource. “It allows us to provide many more customers with a local, full service package alongside our products. As one of the most experienced and respected development houses applying domain-specific languages, itemis can offer top-class consultancy, implementation and support,” explains Dr. Juha-Pekka Tolvanen, CEO of MetaCase.
itemis relies on model-driven development, generating software automatically from graphic models. “We apply domain-specific models extensively in customer projects as well as internally. With MetaEdit+ we can now offer another world-class DSM tooling to our customers,” said Wolfgang Neuhaus, managing director of itemis AG.
MetaCase Oy is the leading provider of domain-specific modeling environments. Since 1991, MetaCase has been enabling customers to improve their productivity and competitiveness with customized development methods and tools that fit their needs. Its product, MetaEdit+, has been applied in more than 30 countries and improved the productivity of thousands of developers.
MetaEdit+ has been winning awards since its first version, which was ranked as Best Application Development Software at CeBIT '95. In 2000 the President of Finland presented MetaCase with the National Prize for Innovation. Most recently, MetaEdit+ was selected multiple times by Software Development magazine as a Jolt Award finalist, and was named by SD Times as one of the world's top 100 software development leaders and influencers in both their 2007 and 2008 annual rankings.