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UML and Data Modeling: A Reconciliation by David Hay

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By 1990, the world of programming had made serious moves from COBOL and Fortran into the world of Simula-67s successors—first C++ and then Java. This brought to center stage some new concepts in the world:

·         Designing programs around the structure of objects, rather than processes.

·         Addressing processes as characteristics of those objects.

·         Dealing explicitly with messages passed between objects.

·         Focusing on the structures of classification and composition as the ones most important.

Messrs. Coad and Yourdon took the position in 1990 that these object-oriented concepts could contribute to the analysis of a business (The problem space, as they described it).[103] [Coad & Yourdon, ...

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