The International Association of Software Architects (IASA) in Israel organized a special event with the participation of Atzmon Hen-Tov, who talked about the “Adaptive Object Model”.
Title: Adaptive-Object-Model – Empower your users to evolve the system
Abstract: In this talk Atzmon Hen-Tov will introduce the Adaptive-Object-Model (AOM) architecture style.
Architectures that can dynamically adapt to changing requirement are sometimes called reflective or meta-architectures. We call a particular kind of reflective architecture an Adaptive Object-Model (AOM). An Adaptive Object-Model is a system that represents classes, attributes, relationships, and behavior as metadata.
Users change the metadata (object model) to reflect changes to the domain model. AOM stores its Object-Model in XML files or in a database and interprets it on the fly. Consequently, the object model is adaptive; when the descriptive information for the object model is changed, the system immediately reflects those changes.
“If something is going to vary in a predictable way, store the description of the variation in a database so that it is easy to change” — Ralph Johnson
Bio: Atzmon Hen-Tov is the VP R&D at Pontis, where he leads the development of the company’s Marketing Platform, iCLM™ on top of the ModelTalk AOM engine. Atzmon has led the development of the ModelTalk AOM Engine since its inception and is co-founder of the Ink AOM open-source framework. Atzmon is interested in Model driven software development and other methods for software development industrialization. Contact him at email@example.com.
These are the original slides of Atzmon’s presentation:
Here is the video of the entire talk (in Hebrew):
And here is an animated version of the slides at Prezi.
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