The Three Little Pigs – in UML
Posted by kenhoward on June 19, 2008
Sorry, got off track. Anyway, I like to build models that express information in an organized and precise way. The notation I use doesn’t really matter much, as long as it’s easily understood by the reader. I have used a lot of notations in my career. I still have that green plastic IBM flow chart template that my Dad gave me years ago (I wonder what that would fetch on eBay?); I suffered through the CASE tool years (thanks James Martin); and I used notation from OMT, Booch, and OOSE before becoming an early adopter of UML starting with version 0.9 in 1996. UML has stuck with me through the years, and it has become a casual and efficient way to take notes and express things.
Earlier this week I was talking with a coworker about models and modeling, and I proposed an idea: What would a children’s story look like if expressed in UML? I took this to task that night and produced The Three Little Pigs, in UML. Check it out and let me know what you think. The PDF document can be downloaded here. (It’s set up to print it double sided on legal sized paper.)