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UML and Data Modeling: A Reconciliation by David Hay

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Summary

Yes, architecture modelers, you can create an entity/relationship model in UML and have it meet all your requirements—if youre willing to adjust your way of looking at the problem (and your sense of aesthetics) just a little. And yes, UML modelers, you can create a genuine entity/relationship model and present it to business people—if youre willing to adjust your way of looking at the problem (and your sense of aesthetics), just a little.

A model developed according to the principles described in this book is an architectural entity/relationship model. It remains to be converted to an object-oriented design model and/or a database design model.

But lest we get too wrapped up in the perfection of our notation or our approach, we should ...

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