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What Practitioners Are Saying About the Unified Modeling Language

What Practitioners Are Saying About the Unified Modeling Language
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Author(s): Brian Dobing (University of Lethbridge, Canada)and Jeffrey Parsons (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch030
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


The Unified Modeling Language (UML) was formally introduced in the late 1990s, with much of it based on earlier object-oriented systems analysis and design (OOAD) methods. The UML quickly became the language of choice for modeling object-oriented systems and there are now numerous books, many written by practitioners, which describe the UML and suggest approaches for using it. The UML has continued to evolve, notably with the release of UML 2.0, driven largely by a “best practices” approach. This paper offers qualitative evidence of the broad scope of practitioner views on the UML in the form of comments from by UML practitioners in response to a survey on UML usage patterns. The range of comments suggests some interesting directions for future research.

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