10 Replies Latest reply: Nov 9, 2009 6:18 AM by Sverker Abrahamsson RSS

Modelling tool for JPA - Suggestions?

Sverker Abrahamsson Novice

In the past I've used AndroMDA for generating domain model from an UML class diagram. First EJB2, then Hibernate and in the last projects EJB3 based entities. It was a great tool for modelling, especially in the old days when it wasn't practically possible to write all those deployment descriptors and mapping files by hand. Nowdays with EJB3 and JPA it's not that neccesary, but still convenient as it gives an overview of the structure.

However, I feel that AndroMDA has got stuck since a few years back so I'm looking for an alternative but haven't been able to find any.

The ideal would be if the modelling tool could work directly on the java files. I.e. support both editing the java files directly as well as through the model tool. It doesn't have to be UML but something similar.

I know this isn't directly related to JBoss Tools but in the same area.

Anybody has any suggestions? I use Eclipse and have been looking for tutorials on their EMF but haven't found that much on how to use it for JPA