David Frankel

David FrankelDavid Frankel is Lead Standards Architect for Model-Driven Systems at SAP Labs. He has over 25 years of experience as a programmer, architect, and technical strategist. He is the author of the book,"Model-Driven Architecture®: Applying MDA® to Enterprise Computing." He also is lead editor of the book, "The MDA Journal." He served several terms as a member of the Architecture Board of the Object Management Group (OMG), the body that manages the MDA standards, and he has co-authored a number of industry standards. Recently, he has been publishing and speaking about the role of model-driven systems in enterprise SOA.


MDA Journal: What Does

MDA Journal: What Does This month Dave Frankel considers what the “model-driven” in the OMG’s Model-Driven Architecture really means. He concludes that, for MDA, models and metadata are very closely related.

MDA Journal: A Response to Forrester

MDA Journal: A Response to Forrester This month, David Frankel responds to a Forrester article that attacks MDA. He argues that Forrester has misrepresented the views of the leading MDA thinkers and practitioners.

MDA Journal: BPMI and OMG: The BPM Merger

MDA Journal: BPMI and OMG: The BPM Merger This month David Frankel takes a detailed look at exactly how the work of BPMI and the OMG complement each other and offers a vision of their future together.

MDA Journal: Scaling the Business Process Platform Up: The Challenges

MDA Journal: Scaling the Business Process Platform Up: The Challenges In July, Dave Frankel discussed the emerging Business Process Platform. This month he considers exactly how such a platform would interface with services or components and considers some of the scaling problems such a platform would have to deal with.

MDA Journal: Electronic Payments and MDA

MDA Journal: Electronic Payments and MDA This month, Dave Frankel zeros in on what MDA can bring to a classic automation problem like Electronic Payments. He explains why message formats are insufficient and goes on to review the work of the OMG’s Electronic Payments Working Group.

MDA Journal: Towards A Business Process Platform

MDA Journal: Towards A Business Process Platform This month, David Frankel describes the rise of the idea of the Business Process Platform and discusses how it can speed up the acceptance of SOA (Service Oriented Architecture).

MDA Journal: SOA and MDA

MDA Journal: SOA and MDA This month, David Frankel looks at the relationship between Service Oriented Architectures and Model Driven Architectures and concludes that BPM and SOA are driving each other forward and that both need MDA to provide the rich, formal semantics their applications will require.

MDA Journal: Whatever Happened to CORBA?

MDA Journal: Whatever Happened to CORBA? This month, David Frankel looks at CORBA, the middleware standard that the OMG developed and promoted before it began to focus on UML and MDA. A look at CORBA suggests some of the challenges any standard faces as it seeks market acceptance.

MDA Journal: A Response to Scott Ambler

MDA Journal: A Response to Scott Ambler The April issue of Software Development magazine has an article by Scott Ambler in which he disparages the OMG’s MDA initiative. Dave Frankel uses his April column to respond to Scott’s remarks.

MDA Journal: Eclipse and MDA

MDA Journal: Eclipse and MDA This month, David Frankel discusses the growing importance of Eclipse, the open Java development environment, provides a good brief on the Eclipse framework, and describes how Eclipse can be used with MDA.

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