Monthly Archives: September 2009

Rational Software Architect – Nested Node Instances

Section 10.3.7, Device (from Nodes), in the UML 2.2 specification contains the following deployment diagram (see page 206). Figure 1 – Notation for a Device Clearly, all the nodes in this diagram are instances. With this in mind, let’s try

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Rational Software Architect – Java to UML Transformations

Over the past few weeks I’ve been evaluating IBM’s Rational Software Architect (RSA) for WebSphere 7.5 . Whilst RSA is an incredibly powerful piece of software, there are a number of features that are conspicuous by their absence. Perhaps the

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The Kernel Package: Basic UML to Java

At first glance the UML specification can seem a little daunting. Java developers know all about classes, interfaces, and inheritance, but how do these concepts map to the UML? In Java terms, what are Elements, NamedElements, RedefinableElements, Classifiers, Features, etc.?

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