Gartner Research

View DSLs and UML as 'Fraternal Twins,' Not Competitors

Published: 29 September 2006

ID: G00142367

Analyst(s): David Norton


Development organizations will increasingly use a mixture of modeling notations, and continue to need generic notations such as the Unified Modeling Language. However, they should also leverage the benefits of domain-specific languages when opportunities arise.

Table Of Contents
  • What You Need to Know
  • DSLs vs. UML
  • Techniques
  • What's All the Fuss About?
    • Abstraction
    • Syntax and Semantics
    • Development Approach
  • Will UML Lose Its Crown?
  • Don't Take Sides, Take Action

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