Domain-Specific Language Boom Gets More Resources

Industry experiences of 5-10x improvements in software development productivity are causing a surge of interest in Domain-Specific Modeling. Please find below a press release announcing collaboration between MetaCase and itemis.

Jyvaskyla, Finland-May 25, 2010-MetaCase, provider of the leading domain-specific modeling (DSM) environment, MetaEdit+®, and itemis AG, consulting firm in the field of model-driven software development, are joining forces to 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 graphical models. "We apply domain-specific models extensively in customer projects as well as internally. With MetaEdit+ we can now offer another world-class DSM toolset to our customers," said Wolfgang Neuhaus, managing director of itemis AG.

About MetaCase
MetaCase ( is the leading provider of domain-specific modeling environments. Since 1991, MetaCase has been enabling its customers to improve their productivity and competitiveness with development methods and tools that fit their needs. Its flagship product, MetaEdit+, is providing thousands of developers with a new, higher level, higher quality method for developing systems and software.

About itemis
itemis ( is an independent IT consulting firm and service provider based in Lunen, Germany. As one of the leading businesses in model-driven software development, itemis transfers this concept onto the development of embedded systems. Founded in 2003, itemis has many national and international branches and was recently selected for the annual "2009 Fast 500 EMEA" ranking as one of the 500 fastest-growing technology companies in EMEA.

Mr. Janne Luoma, MetaCase
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