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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 Second Edition

I have been both pleased and gratified by the success of the first edition of Real-Time UML: Developing Efficient Objects for Embedded Systems. I think the popularity of the first edition is due to both its timeliness and appropriateness of object technology (in general) and the UML (in particular) to the development of real-time and embedded systems. At the time of the publication of the first edition, it was clear that the UML would be a major force in the development of object-oriented systems. However, even its strongest supporters have been surprised by the rapidity and near totality of its acceptance by developers. As one methodologist supporting a different modeling approach expressed it to me, “I ignored the ...

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