Following up on my previous post on the actual “Engineering” contribution of Model Driven Engineering, here is the final result of the 2-day poll posted on twitter:
While this is definitely not a statistically significant benchmark, I think it’s a significant insight on the field and on how ourselves (MDE practitioners and researchers) see the field.
Basically, there is absolutely no agreement and common understanding!!
On the question on whether MDE is a sound engineering discipline, one third of responders said yes, one third said no, and one third is not sure. Perfectly even distribution!
In summary, if you don’t count uncertainty, here is what we collected:
No, MDE is NOT Engineering!
Anyone wants to comment on this?
You can also go through the discussion between Lionel Briand, Paola Inverardi and Manfred Broy on MDE maturity in my previous post about the panel at ModelsWard 2016.