An Evaluation of the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) based on the Development of the CORAS Tool

Fredrik Seehusen, Atle Refsdal, Ketil Stølen. An Evaluation of the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) based on the Development of the CORAS Tool. In Jordi Cabot, Eelco Visser, editors, Theory and Practice of Model Transformations, Fourth International Conference, ICMT 2011, Zurich, Switzerland, June 27-28, 2011. Proceedings. Volume 6707 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 152-166, Springer, 2011.

Abstract

We present an evaluation of the Graphical Modeling Framework (GMF) based on our experiences in developing an editor for the language CORAS using GMF. Our main hypothesis is that using GMF is in some sense better than using an alternative development approach which is not based on transformations. We conclude that the hypothesis is true, but that the answer is not as clear cut as initially believed, and that there is still a large potential for improvement.