Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Yahoo! News - Microsoft Looks Beyond UML

Yahoo! News - Microsoft Looks Beyond UML: "The December approval of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.0 specification by the Object Management Group marked a milestone for software modeling, helping to recast the mainframe practice of analyzing and modeling applications before writing them. IBM is strongly behind the standard, but Microsoft has been coy, saying it will support UML as well as other 'domain-specific languages' in its upcoming Whitehorse modeling suite, set for release as part of Visual Studio .Net 2005. Other approaches are needed, Microsoft contends, because UML is too general for some applications. Defenders of UML-IBM, in particular-counter that support for domain-specific modeling is an important part of UML 2.0 and that Microsoft's approach will weaken the standard and potentially lead to modeling languages that can't communicate with each other."
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