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UML 2.0 in Action by Philippe Baumann, Patrick Grassle, Henriette Baumann

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Chapter 1. Introduction

I’m still confused, but on a much higher level.

Unified Modeling Language (UML) makes it possible to describe systems with words and pictures. It can be used to model a variety of systems: software systems, business systems, or any other system. Especially notable are the various graphical charts—use case diagrams with their stick figures or the widely used class diagrams. While these diagrams aren’t fundamentally new, the worldwide unification of modeling languages is new with UML, which was standardized by the Object Management Group (OMG), an international association that promotes open standards for object-oriented applications (http://www.omg.org).

Most books about UML describe it almost in its entirety. However, our ...

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