Engineering (MDE) by reframing software development as the transformation of
high-level models, promises lots of gains to Software Engineering in terms of
productivity, quality and reusability. Although a number of empirical studies
have established the reality of these gains, there are still lots of reluctances
toward the adoption of MDE in practice. This resistance can be explained by
several technological and social factors among which a natural scepticism
toward novel approaches. In this paper we attempt to provide arguments to help
alleviate this scepticism by conducting an assessment of a MDE approach. Our
goal is to show that although this MDE is novel, it retains similarities with
the conventional Software Engineering approach while automating aspects of it.
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