We are about to begin a serie of blog posts about the most used UML diagrams. The Unified Modeling Language™ (UML‧Ⓡ) is a way of describing software architecture using a range of diagrams. UML have been created to put different profiles around the table, and speak the same language : business analysts, software architects and developers. This modeling language, as a standard language, can be applied to any sectors (banking, internet, aerospace, finance etc.), be used with major software development methods and for several implementation platforms. We can identify two main types of diagrams :
- structure diagrams to show the static structure of a system including abstraction, real word, implementation, and how they are related to each other.
- behaviour diagrams to show the dynamic behaviour of the objects in a system, a serie of changes to the system over time.