Quest in Time

Wednesday, January 12, 2005

UML and DSL

Just when you think that its all going so well! After 7 years using UML and seeing it gradually be the de facto modeling language, Microsoft finally recognise the significance of modeling, and go in a different direction with Domain specific Languages.

Most of what I've read in the blogs of the main protagonists is somewhat vitriolic with Grady Booch (IBM Rational) in the UML corner and Steve Cook, Allan Cameron Wills and others (Microsoft) in the DSL corner.

I'm hoping that as the DSL tools gain momentum all will see how these two modeling paradigms can side by side.