The GML (GalacticModelingLanguage
) is a modeling language with three elements:
- The Box
- The Line
- The Label
GML diagrams mean what they mean when they are scribbled. The preferred GML CaseTool
is a hotel pen and a beer-stained cocktail napkin.
Proposed by Kent Beck, not entirely a joke. E.g. slashdot story Is UML Really Necessary?
: 'A while ago I saw Kent Beck talk at the Java user's group meeting here in Seattle. Someone asked him about UML. He made a derisive noise and sneered that he had come up with a better version called GML, Galactic Modeling Language. He said (and I am paraphrasing here) that GML had three components "Boxes, Arrows and Arrows Pointing to Boxes". '
I prostrate myself in honor of someone who has finally cut through all the crap. -- PhlIp
See also AdvancedFactoring
(is stranger than fiction...)
I was working for a vice president of a large corporation who was putting a lot of pressure on this division to reduce paperwork - by reducing the number of forms
used. Eventually, I got sick of the whole game and said, "OK, from now on we will have ONLY ONE FORM in this entire organization: A Lined Pad of Paper.
If you want anything, like inventory parts, a PO, a sales order, etc, just write all the necessary information on it and give it to the appropriate person. There; done; one form."
Most of the time, I use GML++ (Box, Label, Line and Arrow). I guess that makes me some kind of counter-revolutionary around here ;-). -- FalkBruegmann
Can be stored easily in a PersonalAnalogDevice
See also GalacticModelingLanguageMetaModel
(closer to HaHaOnlySerious