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Developing Applications with Java™ and UML by Paul R. Reed

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The Sad Truth

The premise of my first book, Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML, was that most software projects undertaken today don't come close to meeting their original goals or their estimated completion dates. My reasoning was that most project teams have a somewhat cavalier attitude toward project planning and software process. In addition, most projects have little in the way of analysis and design artifacts to show how they got where they are. That is, projects traditionally lack traceability. This holds true for applications built in any language—Java included.

My professional career with computers began after college in 1979, when I began working on large IBM mainframe applications using technologies such as IMS and later ...

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