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UML for Mere Mortals® by Eric J. Naiburg, Robert A. Maksimchuk

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As of this writing, the Object Management Group (OMG) and its voting members are finalizing the latest specification of the UML, version 2.0. In Chapter 1, we discuss the history of the UML. Here, we discuss its future.

UML 2.0 has been long awaited by tools vendors, corporate users of the UML, and teachers because it has been in the works for several years. The emergence of real-time and embedded systems growth, web services, new languages (Java, C#, and so forth), notations to support systems engineering, and new business needs has necessitated a significant update to the language, which is nearly complete. The rest of this section describes what mere mortals can expect in version 2.0 and discusses how these changes benefit ...

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