Why Does Mo+ Exist?
There are many tools out there that support modeling and/or code generation. So, why create another?
Hi, I am Dave Clemmer, and I am very passionate about model oriented development in general. I have been directly involved in the development and/or use of modeling and code generation tools for nearly 30 years.
In the 1980s, I was inspired by parallel programming and computer language research at Rice University and UT Austin. In particular, I was inspired by Dr. J.C. Browne’s work at UT, where I joined his startup company. In the late 80s through the mid 90s, I was a key developer and contributor on some of the first modeling and code generation tools to hit the marketplace:
Throughout my career I have always risen to key leadership positions in development organizations. Managers have thought of me as a great programmer, but actually my effectiveness (as merely an average to good programmer) was primarily a result of applying various forms of model oriented development, anywhere from requirements analysis to code generation, which resulted in very effective personal and team productivity.
After leaving the modeling/code generation startup in the mid-90s, I have continuously been on the hunt for a tool that completes the loop for effective model oriented development. In subsequent jobs, after using quite a number of other tools that quickly fell short on quantity and quality of auto managed code, I would often write my own tools to get the job done in order to meet company requirements and productivity.
Finally in 2011 after not finding a suitable technology, I embarked on the vision from these past experiences and additional ideas that resulted in Mo+.
So, here we are on the Mo+ journey. What makes Mo+ different, powerful, and unique is that it combines the power of modeling, template based code generation, and object oriented programming into a truly model oriented approach for effective model oriented development. I hope you join us on this journey.
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