Archive for May, 2010

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Don’t Rewrite the UML

May 25, 2010

In software development there are best practices there are also worst practices. When bad practices become a common pattern of behavior they can attain “anti-pattern” status. In this article, I’d like to introduce you to the “I Did It My Way” © anti-pattern. Read about it at DevX.com. If you are interested in additional articles, you can find more at http://www.projectpragmatics.com/.

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The Goldilocks Conundrum

May 13, 2010

Use cases are by far the most commonly used element of the UML. This is also the area where modelers have the most difficulties. Use cases appear to be so simple and easy to use. Remember, as Jim Horning said “Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be.” … Just as Goldilocks could not find suitable sleeping arrangements, modelers often have problems with the abstraction level of a use case. In other words, is it too big? Too small? Read more on the DevX feature series Useful UML Modeling.