Software Development Tools
MetaCase, the leading provider of Domain-Specific Modeling (DSM) environments, was looking for a way to include flexible graphical modeling technology in a new product. MetaCase chose VisualWorks to design its new product, MetaEdit+®.
Developed in the dynamic object-oriented environment, MetaEdit+ allows MetaCase’s clients to use its flexible tools to design systems in the way they want, without the strait jacket of fixed design methods and low-level languages. With the help of VisualWorks, MetaCase’s powerful product drives product development today by such world technology leaders as Nokia, EADS, and Panasonic.
Designed and developed with VisualWorks, MetaEdit+ not only allows the creation of custom modeling languages and automatic code generators, it also integrates them, bringing together the different parts of a business while facilitating communication. With exciting design features, this new product allows a company to effectively examine how the changes in an organization’s business processes affect its information systems architecture.
“Cincom VisualWorks proved to have the power and the flexibility we need to develop and continuously enhance our MetaEdit+ DSM tool. It allowed us to provide our customers with a simple-to-use, adaptive, and powerful tool for effective support of modeling and metamodeling.” - Dr. Steven Kelly, Chief Technology Officer, MetaCase
Nokia was searching for a better way to develop the software inside its cell phones. Time-to-market and quality are key factors in the cell phone industry, so the productivity and quality of the development process and tools is vital.
“MetaEdit+ was the most flexible tool; it allowed us to define our own domain-specific design syntax quickly, and test ideas while developing the method,” - David Narraway, Project Manager, Nokia
By developing and implementing its own DSM solutionwith MetaEdit+, Nokia has achieved what they were seeking—the ability to reduce the time it takes to produce a module, from design to the finished product, from two weeks to just one day.