Home > Articles > Software Development & Management > Object Technology

Object Modeling — A New Beginning

  • Print
  • + Share This
In this article from The Coad Letter, editor Stephen Palmer provides a simple example of using color in object models - and takes it to almost absurd extremes.
This article originally appeared in The Coad Letter. To subscribe to the Coad Letter or other TogetherSoft publications, go here.
Like this article? We recommend


In 1999, Peter Coad (CEO of TogetherSoft) consolidated his work on adding color to object models into Chapter 1 of Java Modeling in Color with UML: Enterprise Components and Process (Prentice Hall PTR, 1999, ISBN 0-13-011510-X). This article applies Coad's Domain Neutral Component to a simple but typical modeling example.


The chapter can be downloaded as a tutorial from www.togethersoft.com.

I recently worked with a group that was struggling a little with applying the Domain Neutral Component to their object model. The example in this article helped clarify some of the design tradeoffs involved. First, a bit of background for any readers who are new to modeling in color and the Domain Neutral Component.

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account