Model-driven development with ModuleStudio and Zikula has a multitude of advantages. The biggest advantage is that the bulk of Zikula applications do not have to be programmed anymore as they are described by a long-living model. One can build databases independent from their technical implementation. ModuleStudio has a simple and intuitive user interface which makes the modeling process easy and accurate. The interface automatically checks and validates the models during design and therefore prevents many bugs or design deficiencies right at the start.
Developing an application with ModuleStudio is very fast. Small example applications can be built within minutes. Generating modules instead of manually programming does not only save valuable time and money, it produces more reliable, stable and bugfree results. As well as development speed, quality is greatly increased. All created applications will automatically follow rules of the Zikula architecture. The model (describing the application) is separate from the generated code. This means that with each successive code-generator version (which may incorporate bug fixes, performance enhancements and new features), all existing modelled applications can be automatically regenerated and immediately benefit from the changes.
Detailed information about the different features and benefits of ModuleStudio can be found in several articles and tutorials, for example domain-specific languages and long-term maintenance of many applications.