Can I draw a class diagram with objects in it?
Why does everyone with diagramming questions on this board never specify the methodology they are using to diagram X? Is it just a given that there is only one Holy Method of drawing a class diagram?
muppet from forums.madebymonkeys.net
You can, but make sure you use a pencil or similar drawing tool.
"Is it just a given that there is only one Holy Method of drawing a class diagram?"
Do you find yourself wanting to include objects on your class diagram? Under what circumstances?
You don't put objects on your *class* diagrams.
You know what? if you wanna draw objects on your class diagrams, go ahead and do it! All these methodologies are just someone's opinion and I think people in general treat them with way too much respect.
"Sure there are reasons why doing this is probably going to be a bad idea in most cases..."
I draw bunnies on object diagrams and kittens on class diagrams.
This one I can solve. Watch my BA in fine art now, kids:
What magical standard method of class/object diagramming do you all use that has all these fanciful rules and conventions? I just pop open Visio and start drawing boxes and circles with arrows between.
muppet from madebymonkeys.net
Surely any type of diagram that helps a person to understand what they're doing better is a good idea?!
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