The Unified Modeling Language (UML)

 

UML is an industry standard modeling language with a rich graphical notation, and comprehensive set of diagrams and elements. A comprehensive UML modeling tool like Enterprise Architect is the ideal way to take control of your software or business project now!”

With Enterprise Architect and UML you can:

  • Build highly detailed UML 2 models.
  • Manage project complexity.
  • Reverse engineer legacy code and database schema.
  • Produce great looking reports.
  • Track change.
  • Involve the whole team.

UML 2 defines 14 diagrams (all supported by Enterprise Architect)

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Class Diagrams
The Unified Modeling Languages Deployment Diagrams
Deployment Diagrams
The Unified Modeling Languages State Chart Diagram
State Chart
The Unified Modeling Languages Testing Diagram
Testing

 

The Unified Modeling Language (UML) first appeared in the 1990's as an effort to select the best elements from the many modeling systems proposed at the time, and to combine them into a single coherent notation. It has since become the industry standard for software modeling and design, as well as the modeling of other processes in the scientific and business worlds. Enterprise Architect supports the latest UML standard, as defined by the OMG. It gives you access to all 14 diagram types, the MDA technologies, and a comprehensive documentation generator, to help you communicate and share your models more effectively.

The UML is a tool for specifying software systems. Standardized diagram types to help you describe and visually map a software system's design and structure. Using UML it is possible to model just about any kind of application, both specifically and independently of a target platform. While UML is naturally oriented towards Object-Oriented programming, but it is just as easy to model procedural languages such as C, Visual Basic, Fortran etc.

The use of UML as a tool for defining the structure of a system is avery useful way to manage large, complex systems. Having a clearly visible structure makes it easy to introduce new people to an existing project.

Building up libraries of UML Patterns simplifies the re-use of models and code. UML Patterns are groups of collaborating objects/classes that can be abstracted from general modeling scenarios. As patterns are discovered in a new project, pattern templates can be re-used and modified by the designer to fit the new project. UML Profiles are customizable extensions to UML that tailor it towards specific modeling tasks, for instance Sparx Systems has available UML profiles for modeling Business Process, Web Process, XSD Schema, and more.