Thursday, 17 January 2008

Bagging UML

We were chatting about UML the other day at work and one guy found this article bagging UML.

I'm a bagger of UML too, I've never really liked it. It seems to me it was just 3 guys combining their own 3 ways of doing diagrams. So it ended up being design by committee, with hundreds of symbols meaning arcane and obscure things. It's still hard to beat screen shots, flow charts and basic object diagrams with stuff written on them in English so you know what the heck each blob means.

Maybe one day I'll propose a simple modeling language, nice and opinionated like Ruby On Rails. Then I'll leave UML to the architects and managers in big Telco's who use it as an excuse to justify their existence. (see the last paragraph of bagging UML)


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