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Model-Driven Code Generation for Microservices: Service Models

Authors Saverio Giallorenzo , Fabrizio Montesi , Marco Peressotti , Florian Rademacher

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Saverio Giallorenzo
  • Università di Bologna, Italy
  • INRIA, Sophia Antopolis, France
Fabrizio Montesi
  • University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Marco Peressotti
  • University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Florian Rademacher
  • Software Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Germany

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Saverio Giallorenzo, Fabrizio Montesi, Marco Peressotti, and Florian Rademacher. Model-Driven Code Generation for Microservices: Service Models. In Joint Post-proceedings of the Third and Fourth International Conference on Microservices (Microservices 2020/2022). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 111, pp. 6:1-6:17, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


We formally define and implement a translation of domain and service models expressed in the LEMMA modelling ecosystem for microservice architectures to source code in the Jolie microservice programming language. Specifically, our work extends previous efforts on the generation of Jolie code to the inclusion of the LEMMA service modelling layer. We also contribute an implementation of our translation, given as an extension of the LEMMA2Jolie tool, which enables the practical application of our encoding. As a result, LEMMA2Jolie now supports a software development process whereby microservice architectures can first be designed by microservice developers in collaboration with domain experts in LEMMA, and then be automatically translated into Jolie APIs. Our tool can thus be used to enhance productivity and improve design adherence.

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  • Software and its engineering → Software development methods
  • Applied computing → Service-oriented architectures
  • Software and its engineering → Model-driven software engineering
  • Microservices
  • Model-driven Engineering
  • Code Generation
  • Jolie APIs


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