The Unified Modeling Language is the industry standard for modeling software-intensive systems.

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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 ...
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UML Diagrams of Multi-Threaded Applications

For single-threaded applications I like to use class diagrams to get an overview of the architecture of that application. This type of diagram, however, hasn’t been very helpful when trying to ...
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Is code commonly generated from UML?

So when I was at university I was educated on the benefits of UML and its future in code development. But from my industry experience, I've found that while we do use diagrams—ranging from ER ...
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How indepth should a programmer develop his understanding of the Unified Process and UML? [closed]

I know a lot of places use UML and the unified process as their development model... but then there's a lot that don't. Would it be important to have more than a basic and functional understanding of ...
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Component Diagram, what's next?

I'm working on an iPhone application and I created a component diagram. I defined interfaces for each component. For example I have an AI component and I have made some interfaces for it. How should ...
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How do you annotate instantiation in UML class diagrams?

Given this pseudo code: class B { } class A : B { int val; }; alpha = new A(); What arrow do I draw between alpha and A in a UML class diagram? Is this even something UML is meant to do? ...
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best way to handle a many to many relationship?

I am drawing a class diagram and I want to know what's the proper notation for many to many relationship between supplier and product? Should I show the table created supplier_product or leave it out ...
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How important are UML diagrams for a successful project?

I'm in the middle of a project and I was asked to write UML diagrams (use cases,class diagram,etc). The project isn't very complex. I was wondering if this be a waste of my time? Should I just be ...
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UML: Going from Use Case to Class Diagram

In simple steps how can one make the transition from a Use Case diagram to a Class diagram?
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Drawing thread interaction

I'd like to draw (pen and pencils) threads interaction in a UML(-like) notation. I don't insist on UML, anything that is obvious to the reader should do. I started with sequence diagrams, but I don't ...
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Should you Create Class Diagrams before or after implementation?

The way I see it if you create one before you get the advantage of: Planning ahead Overview of the project but you lose: Time (doing work you'll probably end up repeating when writing code) On ...
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What is the standard for modeling modern applications prior to development?

I'm taking on my first enterprise-level application and I want my team to model the entire ASP.NET MVC C# application before we even tap out one line of code. UPDATE: This was not intended to be a ...
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Can an aggregate root hold references of members of another aggregate root?

I know that outside of aggregates I can't change anything inside an aggregate without passing by his root. That said I would like to know if an aggregate root can hold references of members (objects ...
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Software for requirements and use cases [closed]

I am looking into some UML modeling software, which there is plentiful of on the market, but only a few I found support recording of requirements and written use cases (not the diagrams yet). Are ...
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When presenting a software design to upper management

I'm presenting a software design for approval today and as I'm going through the hundreds of pages of design documentation, cherry picking what's important, I'm unsure if I should start with the ...
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How can I indicate if an object operates with another one in an UML class diagram?

Suppose I want to draw a class diagram of a DAO and an Entity. The DAO is used to load instances of the Entity from the database. How can I represent this relationship on my class diagram? Is this ...
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Use Cases with respect to downstream systems

Use cases are primarily meant for interaction between user and a system. It could be used for interaction between system and another system. The actors are primarily roles. It is easy to document ...