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I’m happy to announce that my new course just went live. ‘UML and Object-Oriented Design Foundations’ discusses the fundamentals of object-orientation. It also delves into UML, the communication standard that every software engineer needs to know. In celebration, I’m offering a personal coupon to get my brand new course for only $10. This is the lowest price I’ll ever offer it for. […]
Some keep arguing that UML is overly complex. They keep looking for “simpler” solutions. Now, UML is a standard. It was introduced to address every potential aspect of the object-oriented design. As such, it may look overwhelming at first. (The most recent UML specification is almost 800 pages long!) But we never need all the details covered by UML in a single project. You’ll usually end up using only four or five diagram types. […]
Brief History of Programming Excerpt from my latest book "UML and Object-Oriented Design Foundations" Available on Amazon and iTunes. This Dilbert comic walks us through the history of programming. It's a bit of an exaggeration, but programming was totally different a couple of decades ago. Nowadays it is easy to get started with programming. There are various visual tools and sophisticated development environments that make learning fun. We can program drones and robots, create 3D-games or augmented reality apps. We can achieve all that without having to learn for years. We’re lucky to have all these great tools today. Initially, [...]
My newest book UML and Object-Oriented Design Foundations is available on Amazon. UML and Object-Oriented Design Foundations: Understanding Object-Oriented Programming and the Unified Modeling Language Object-orientation has been used by most modern programming languages. You may be wondering what made this methodology so popular? What’s so special about objects, classes, inheritance, polymorphism? UML and Object-Oriented Design Foundations discusses the fundamentals of this contemporary programming paradigm. We’ll also delve into UML, the communication standard that every software engineer should know. […]
The Waterfall model is usually perceived as rigid and bureaucratic compared to Agile methodologies. However, both have their place. There will be cases when a plan-driven methodology does not work. If the level of uncertainty is high and not all questions can be answered right away, then you should probably choose an agile methodology. For other projects, a waterfall-like approach will be a better fit. Moreover, Waterfall is still widely used. Let me give you some examples. When developing a weapons control system, the requirements should be clarified in advance and need to be stable. Changing the requirements midway [...]