The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a standard language for specifying, visualizing, constructing, and documenting the artifacts of software systems. It is also used for business modeling and other non-software systems. The UML represents a collection of best engineering practices that have proven successful in the modeling of large and complex systems. The UML is a very important part of developing object oriented software and the software development process. The UML uses mostly graphical notations to express the design of software projects. Using the UML helps project teams communicate, explore potential designs, and validate the architectural design of the software.Learn about the following benefits of using UML:
- improving communication between different stakeholders through the use of a clear and precise language,
- raising the level of abstraction to models from source code by making modeling the first-class development activity, and
- decreasing total development costs by assuring compliance with functional and non-functional requirements early in the development life-cycle where the cost of corrections is significantly lower.