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Grady Booch


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Grady is recognized internationally for his innovative work on software architecture, software engineering, and modeling. He has been with IBM Rational as its Chief Scientist since Rational's founding in 1981. Grady is one of the original developers of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) and was also was one of the original developers of several of Rational's products. Grady has served as architect and architectural mentor for numerous complex software-intensive projects around the world.

Grady is the author of six best-selling books, including the UML Users Guide and the seminal Object-Oriented Analysis with Applications . Grady has published several hundred technical articles on software engineering, including papers published in the early '80s that originated the term and practice of object-oriented design. He has lectured and consulted worldwide.

Grady is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) , the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) , the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) , and Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (CPSR) . He is an IBM Fellow , an ACM Fellow , a World Technology Network Fellow , and a Software Development Forum Visionary . Grady was a founding board member of the Agile Alliance , the Hillside Group , and the Worldwide Institute of Software Architects .

Grady received his bachelor of science from the United States Air Force Academy in 1977 and his master of science in electrical engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1979.

Grady lives with his wife and cats in Colorado. His interests include reading, traveling, singing, and playing the harp.


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Booch on solving complexity:

A comprehensible account of Java, one of the most used high-level programming languages:

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