Using Umple to Synergistically Process Features, Variants, UML Models and Classic Code

  • Timothy C. LethbridgeEmail author
  • Abdulaziz Algablan
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11244)


We describe the synergies gained by enabling variants for product lines, or features, to be modeled in the same master syntax as design models (class diagrams, state diagrams, composite structure) and traditional source code. Our approach, using a construct we call mixsets, facilitates better analysis, documentation generation, diagram generation, reviewing and testing. It also solves problems related to tool dependency. We have implemented the approach in Umple, building on our previous work which merged design models with code. Our approach continues to allow multiple programming languages to be embedded and generated from the design models. Our extensions allow multiple approaches to separation of concerns (variants, traits, mixins, aspects) to co-exist, operating on models as well as code, and to synergistically enhance each other.


Umple Feature-oriented development Separation of concerns Aspect orientation Traits Mixins Software modeling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of OttawaOttawaCanada

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