re: Do developers still need UML? VIEW POST

re: Sequence diagrams for interaction and activity flow diagrams for logic. The rest, not so much. Aside from that I also find use in ER and DFDs. One ...

I hear this same response from a lot of people. I think UML is a great attempt and standardizing modeling and diagrams. Its not perfect, and its huge, but I think worth learning especially in big complex software systems. If you give 10 developers a task to diagram something, and all 10 will have something different, some may be better than others. And you would have to learn what each of the 10's modeling shapes/components meant to that author, every time, instead of already knowing by learning and using UML once.

In big software systems in the enterprise. it makes a lot of sense to make a document/model/diagram that can be read by everyone, and is a proven way that works by software experts to describe or model something in that system using visual shapes/aid. And UML can be extended, its not perfect and doesn't always fit. But I definitely think its worth the time to learn and use, so everyone can be speaking the same language when it comes to modeling.

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