Software Modeling: At the Cutting Edge

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November 2004
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Software modeling is getting more fashionable, but it has a long way to go before it becomes as respectable as writing code. Which is funny in a way, because code is just one particular kind of model! Too many people get hung up on the graphical nature of modeling techniques such as the Unified Modeling Language (UML), forgetting that they have underlying textual representations as well.