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Software Development


The Model Driven Development Environment (MDDE)  provides tools to design, build and debug an application.

The MDDE integrates code and model by providing options to either generate source code from the model or reverse engineer existing source code into a model. Source code and model can be synchronized in either direction.

VEA MDDE FlowChart

The MDDE provides development environments for popular languages including:

  • C++
  • C
  • Java
  • Microsoft .NET family
  • ADA
  • Python
  • Perl

Toolboxes provide for different modeling technologies.


Although you can generate and reverse engineer code in a range of languages, Execution Analysis debugging and recording are supported for the following platforms / languages only:

  • Microsoft Windows Native C
  • Microsoft Windows Native C++
  • Microsoft Windows Visual Basic
  • Microsoft .NET Family (C#, J#, VB)
  • Sun Microsystems Java.

To use the MDDE, work through the following sections: