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Real Time UML: Advances in The UML for Real-Time Systems, Third Edition by Bruce Powel Douglass

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Preface to the Third Edition

The UML is an evolving standard. This has, of course, both pros and cons. One of the cons is that it keeps changing, but I believe this is more than offset by the primary pro—that the standard continues to improve. Since the second edition of Real-Time UML, some important changes to the UML have taken place.

The most important of these is the UML 2.0. At the time of this writing (summer 2003), the UML 2.0 specification has been “voted to adopt.” This means that the UML 2.0 has been accepted by the Object Management Group and, pending a couple of more votes, is ready to begin the finalization process to make it into a released standard. This finalization process may take a year or more but hopefully a bit less. The ...

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