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UML and Data Modeling: A Reconciliation by David Hay

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A second major section of information technological history has been the phenomenal growth in the application of object-oriented design and programming. By the mid 1980s, the object-oriented community began to take an interest in modeling data to support design and programming.

Sally Shlaer and Stephen Mellor wrote their first book on what they called object modeling in 1988. In this case, however, instead of modeling entity types, entities, and relationships, they took on a language closer to the world of object-oriented programming: classes, objects, and associations. In the early works, the results were similar to those of the entity modeling authors, but over time, they focused on modeling data as used in object-oriented ...

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