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Re: What databases have taught me

From: Bob Badour <bbadour_at_pei.sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2006 15:12:52 GMT
Message-ID: <UPSng.2508$pu3.61722@ursa-nb00s0.nbnet.nb.ca>


erk wrote:

> Bob Badour wrote:
>

>>Model Driven Architecture, eh? What a load of horseshit.

>
> Bob, you do have an amazing knack for entertainingly concise
> declarations of contempt for nonsense. MDA is indeed snake oil, to
> invent a "new" market (more $ that way) to hide with as much expense as
> possible the obvious need for logically sound, non-imperative
> languages.
>
> In a rational world, we'd simply say we needed higher-level languages.
> Instead, we get a shiny MDA troika hitched to a blind, reeking mule
> [hence sterile, as no good can come of it] named UML and the tick on
> its hide, OCL (Object Constraint Language). All crap, amply argued
> elsewhere, but especially constructively here:
> http://people.csail.mit.edu/dnj/publications/omg.pdf.

What's not clear to me is whether Alloy is an improvement over other conceptual modelling languages and methods. It seems not. Received on Mon Jun 26 2006 - 10:12:52 CDT

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