Peter Friese

Developer Advocate / Mobile Developer / Public Speaker

Is MDA a German Phenomenon?

It appears to me that Model Driven Architecture is a german phenomenon:

Today, I was looking for some links concerning MDA and found a Wikipedia article that is rather short. But then I realized the “other languages” box at the lower left screen and had a look at the german translation of the article, which is much more detailed.

Another interesting observation is that most MDA tools originate from Europe:

  • ArcStyler

  • OptimalJ

  • AndroMDA

  • InnoQ

  • openArchitectureWare

  • BITPlan

So what do you think? Is MDA a german / european phenomenon? If so, why?