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Executable Modeling with UML: A Vision or A Nightmare?

Executable Modeling with UML: A Vision or A Nightmare?
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Author(s): Bernhard Rumpe (Munich University of Technology, Germany)
Copyright: 2002
Pages: 5
Source title: Issues & Trends of Information Technology Management in Contemporary Organizations
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-39-6.ch183
ISBN13: 9781930708396
EISBN13: 9781466641358


Extreme Programming is the most prominent new, light-weight (or agile) methods, defined to contrast the current heavy-weight and partially overloaded object-oriented methods. It focuses on the core issues of software technology. One of its principles is not to rely on diagrams to document a system. In this paper, we examine what properties a modeling language like UML must have in order to support the Extreme Programming approach effectively. In particular, we discuss how such a diagrammatic programming language must look like to replace a textual programming language and what benefits and problems such an approach may bring.

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