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Requirements for Practical Model Merge - An Industrial Perspective

Bendix, Lars LU and Emanuelsson, Par (2009) 12th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems In Model Driven Engineering Languages And Systems, Proceedings 5795. p.167-180
Abstract
All the support tools that developers are used to must be in place, if the use of model-centric development in companies hits to take off. Industry deals with big models and many people working on the same model. Collaboration in a team inevitably leads to parallel work creating different versions that eventually will have to be merged together. However, our experience is that at present the support for model merge is far from optimal. In this paper, we put forward a number of requirements for practical merge tools, based on our analysis of literature, merge tool evaluations, interviews with developers, and a number of use cases for concurrent development of models. We found future work to do for both tool vendors and academic research.... (More)
All the support tools that developers are used to must be in place, if the use of model-centric development in companies hits to take off. Industry deals with big models and many people working on the same model. Collaboration in a team inevitably leads to parallel work creating different versions that eventually will have to be merged together. However, our experience is that at present the support for model merge is far from optimal. In this paper, we put forward a number of requirements for practical merge tools, based on our analysis of literature, merge tool evaluations, interviews with developers, and a number of use cases for concurrent development of models. We found future work to do for both tool vendors and academic research. Fortunately we also uncovered a few tips and tricks that companies using model-centric development can implement on the short term while waiting for better times. (Less)
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team coordination, parallel work, version control, Model merge, diff, industrial experience
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Model Driven Engineering Languages And Systems, Proceedings
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5795
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167 - 180
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Springer
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12th International Conference on Model Driven Engineering Languages and Systems
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  abstract     = {All the support tools that developers are used to must be in place, if the use of model-centric development in companies hits to take off. Industry deals with big models and many people working on the same model. Collaboration in a team inevitably leads to parallel work creating different versions that eventually will have to be merged together. However, our experience is that at present the support for model merge is far from optimal. In this paper, we put forward a number of requirements for practical merge tools, based on our analysis of literature, merge tool evaluations, interviews with developers, and a number of use cases for concurrent development of models. We found future work to do for both tool vendors and academic research. Fortunately we also uncovered a few tips and tricks that companies using model-centric development can implement on the short term while waiting for better times.},
  author       = {Bendix, Lars and Emanuelsson, Par},
  booktitle    = {Model Driven Engineering Languages And Systems, Proceedings},
  issn         = {0302-9743},
  keyword      = {team coordination,parallel work,version control,Model merge,diff,industrial experience},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {167--180},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Requirements for Practical Model Merge - An Industrial Perspective},
  volume       = {5795},
  year         = {2009},
}