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Over the past 12 months, I have observed significant benefits using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) when developing Rich Internet Applications using Macromedia technology. This article first discusses what the UML is, then lists some of the main diagram types. It highlights how these diagrams can be used and draws attention to some of the benefits I've observed when using them. It concludes with a list of resources. What Is the Unified Modeling Language To understand the essence of the UML, consider the elements of its name: Unified: The result of unifying three leading approaches to system modeling in the 1990s Modeling: Concerned with the simplified representation of system structure and behavior Language: A language, not a methodology The UML provides a language-neutral, tool-supported, well-documented standard for modeling systems such as Web applications. It... (more)

Observed Benefits of the Unified Modeling Language

Over the past 12 months, I have observed significant benefits using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) when developing Rich Internet Applications using Macromedia's Flash Platform and JRun (Java application server). This article first discusses what the UML is, then lists some of the main diagram types. It highlights how these diagrams can be used and draws attention to some of the benefits I've observed when using them. It concludes with a list of resources. What Is the Unified Modeling Language To understand the essence of the UML, consider the elements of its name: Unified: Th... (more)