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UML and Data Modeling: A Reconciliation by David Hay

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The Unified Modeling Language (UML) was originally designed to support object-oriented design. This is why it was not widely accepted either by architectural modelers or relational database designers.

Summary

This chapter sets the stage for the rest of the book, acknowledging that there are two very different communities in this industry—the object oriented and the data oriented—whose misunderstanding of each other has caused difficulties on several fronts. Actually, there are three communities: the object-oriented developers, the data-oriented analysts, and data oriented developers. The distinctions are actually three-way:

·        Those who support data management and define system requirements on behalf of those who run the business or the ...

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