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How to depict Import a file action in the Sequence diagram

Everyone says sequence diagrams are so easy but I just cannot figure this out. Basically user clicks on an 'Import from temp folder' button, the program opens a window with a list populated with ...
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7answers
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Recommended ways for getting a good grasp of inherited software

So you've inherited a large codebase that you need to make substantial changes to and you wish to get a pretty complete understanding of the software before starting. Would you diagram it? If so, ...
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7answers
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Would you use UML if it kept stakeholders from requesting changes frequently?

As much as programmers hate to document their code/system and draw UML (especially, Sequencing, Activity and State machine diagrams) or other diagramming notation, would you agree to do it if it kept ...
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12answers
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How often do you use Formal UML?

I used ad-hoc MUML (made-up modeling language) to design and explain system fairly frequently. It looks similar to UML and tends to be pretty well understood. However, I've had a professor or two ...