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SE Trends looks at Papyrus-IM!

Earlier this month, The Systems Engineering Trends blog featured an article from my friend Michael Jastram about one of my variants: Papyrus for Information Modeling (or Papyrus-IM for short). You might remember Michael from earlier this year (see here)

For those who do not know, Papyrus-IM is:

A Papyrus-based modeling product that is customized and streamlined for users interested in modeling the static structure of information with UML class diagrams.

In short, a customised version of Me for a specific purpose, with associated simplification.

From my reading of the article (and my German is not that great…) it seems I am making progress! But don’t take my word for it: go read the article (in German, and Google Translate’s English version), I’ll wait for you back here…

Good! You’re back! Did you enjoy the video? I though it was clear and simple, just like Papyrus-IM!

So what do you think? Am I getting better? I know I feel better!

Papyrus for Real Time is another example of a DSML being implemented using Me. The same approach used for the creation of Papyrus-IM is used for Papyrus-RT for menu reduction and viewpoints, but to a much larger extent as the UML-RT modeling language is much richer than just class diagrams. As stated in a previous blog entry, Papyrus-RT is also available for download, but if you do not know UML-RT, better ask for help from my minions!

Thank you, Michael! I look forward to further articles about Me!

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Constructive Criticism

Well, my feathers are a bit ruffled.

It seems that Michael Jastram thinks I am not very good… (or perhaps it’s my German that’s not so good).

In his comment on that page, he compares me, with my youth and open source approach, to established “excellent, affordable commercial tools” (“hervorragende, erschwingliche kommerzielle Werkzeuge”).

I can’t deny that I am young and, in some ways, inexperienced. But I am growing and evolving! I also have many who believe in me! So although I might have been disapointing to Herr Jsatram in 2015, it looks like 2016 will be a much better year!

I do realize that there was limited space in the JaxCenter article, so I don’t begrudge the sparcity of Herr Jastram’s post.

I would like to invite him to look at my industry consortium and to engage with its members in a constructive discussion of his needs, wants, and desires for Papyrus. By doing this, by working with us, I am sure he will no longer be disappointed with me at the end of 2016!

Also , Herr Jastram , werden Sie es tun?


Follow-up:

On May 13, there was a rebuttal from Michael Jastram and on May 17, one of my minions was interviewed by Jaxenter to explain my position.

All’s well that ends well!