Now you have arrived to the heart of the matter, where we will give you the opportunity to gain a clear understanding of the tools. This will enable you to contribute to our NS Tools and to take part in improving them. For an in-depth look at the theory behind normalized systems, take a look at the book:
Mannaert, H., Verelst, J. & Bruyn, P. (2016). Normalized systems theory from foundations for evolvable software toward a general theory for evolvable design. Kermt: NSI-Press.
Expansion is typically run by using the expanders-maven-plugin.
You can use the
The plugin works by reading an expansionSettings.xml, which should be placed in
It is also possible to use other
expansionSettings.xml files in case you need to have multiple files:
mvn expanders:expand -Dexpansion.settings=conf/expansionSettings-alternative.xml
This tutorial will guide you through the steps to create your own expanders.
How to create and implement new Expanders, which generate artifacts based on the model:
How to implement new Features, which inserts code in feature anchors in other Expanders:
How to define models for tests:
How to set up an expansion-resource project:
How to add data to an expansion-resource: