Category Archives: humor

I hate reading other people’s models (cartoon)

Reading other people's models

By Abstruse Goose, a great cartoon showing in a few vignettes the hard life of people that need to read and understand what others have coded before (in other words, everybody and very often). Needless to say, the same cartoon applies to those of us that regularly read and try to grasp models others have

MDE gangnam style, anybody?

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Since MDE is not cool per se, we need to find original ways to convey our message. We already mentioned the creative marketing strategy of LucidChart creating youtube videos showing popular songs modeled as flowcharts but I like even more the initiative of creating a cover of a popular song like this NoSQL Style (Gangnam

How a True Modeler wishes Merry Christmas

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If you’re a true modeler, then the least I expect from you is that you create a Christmas DSL to design your Merry Christmas Card. This is exactly what the Obeo guys just did (using Obeo Designer as language WorkBench). Enjoy the video of how they did it (and of course merry christmas to all

Lyrical flowcharts

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LucidChart (one of the most popular web-based modeling tools) is creating youtube videos showing popular songs modeled as flowcharts. As an example here you are the “Hey Jude” one Sure, we could discuss whehter flowcharts are the best way to model a song but let’s not be picky, anything that promotes modeling deserves recognition! If

How a software development team faces a bug in the software (cartoon)

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(discovered via Jon Segador) If you liked this post, you should subscribe to the blog feed or facebook page and follow my thoughts on twitter about software development or web design and social media .

How users and programmers see each other

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The most popular slide of my talk about quality in DSLs was the only one that was not mine (not the first time :-)). Anyway, since people like it so much I thought I should share it with you: This cartoon (found in 9gag.com ) says it all : We need to interact with users

Specs creator (cartoon)

This would be indeed a very useful tool. Automatically transforming informal discussion and model sketches into complete functional specifications would be a dream come true for all business analysts!

More Geek/Programmers jokes in the Humor page

Check the new additions to our humor page. If you haven’t watched it yet, I strongly recommend to take a look at the WAT talk (and some people still complain about the imprecise semantics of modeling languages!) Welcome of other links to add to the page are appreciated! If you enjoyed this post you can

More UML Fanatics – UML Poems contest

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Application scenarios for UML are clearly endless. I just discovered this old UML poems contest (similar to the UML Jokes contest in 2008, a summary here since it seems that the original site has now disappeared ). Some of the poems are linked here so take a look!. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that

Blending UML into your real life (or the coolest profile picture ever)

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Øystein Haugen‘s profile picture is the best example I’ve seen so far of using UML as part of your real life (via @plagal) If you enjoyed this post you can subscribe to this Software Modeling blog , to the portal’s mailing list , follow me on twitter and/or participate in the forums . And if

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