What is Model-Driven Development, and how does it work?
Model-driven development is the most suitable development methodology for large organizations. It focuses on constructing a software model that specifies all the business rules and how the system should work before the code is generated.
This model-driven approach, also known as model-driven engineering or model-driven software development, allows users to build complex and errorless software via an easy-to-understand interface.
More importantly, due to the understandable structure, model-driven development tackles one of the ongoing pains in the software industry: the miscommunication between business needs, product experts, and developers.
With Quidgest’s GENIO, a model-driven extreme low-code tool, non-technical people can work in technology-based projects without hundreds of hours of training. We are firm believers it should be the technology to adapt to business needs and not the way around, and the model-driven approach helps us accomplish this mission.
Abstraction & Collaboration
In Model-driven development, complex software gets abstracted into easy-to-define and errorless code. By abstraction, we mean the concentration on relevant aspects of the problem and ignoring the unimportant ones. Therefore, it is a vital feature when building modern complex solutions with countless moving parts. Once the abstraction is set, the models are translated into code, and the platform generates a functional solution.
Software engineering’s primary purpose is (or should be) overcoming complexity, and the model-driven approach is bridging this gap. In fact, Gartner predicts that, by 2024, 80% of technology services and products will be built by non-IT professionals – a reality that has been compounded by the COVID-19 crisis, which has expanded the amount and type of use cases technology is needed to fulfill.
Automation & Productivity
Today’s software development reality is clear: a large workforce is required to drive small results. However, this should not be the case, and most engineering fields have already automated most of their intense manual chores – unfortunately, automation is not frequent in the software engineering field.
While abstraction enhances the collaboration between technical and non-technical profiles, automation increases productivity.
GENIO automates the time-intensive activities in a project. The result is clear: the ability to output 1330 function points per month – nearly 100 times more than a regular manual developer and eight times more than traditional low-code platforms.
As discussed in a recent talk, software’s most important feature is not functioning. Instead, the way a solution is developed is the most crucial feature. In an ever-changing world, tech solutions must be built to change, not to last.
Since 1988, Quidgest has been a pioneer in using Artificial Intelligence and Models. If you would like to explore the wonders of the Model-Driven Development World through GENIO, contact us. You can also explore the courses at Quidgest’s Academy.