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UML Pattern Language, A by Paul Evitts

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Chapter 11. Putting It All Together: Reflecting on the Work of Design

 

…when you build a thing, you cannot merely build that thing in isolation, but must also repair the world around it, so that the larger world at that one place becomes more coherent, and more whole, and the thing that you make takes its place in the web of nature, as you make it.

 
 --Christopher Alexander (Alexander, Ishikawa, and Silverstein 1977, xiii)

Normally, long before the end, a book on the UML describes a development process to be used by the reader as a mental framework for embedding the work products of modeling. Because the UML is independent of process, a framework has to be provided, and that framework is invariably interpreted as the work of development.

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