Grady Booch

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Grady Booch is a software designer, a software methodologist and a Design Pattern enthusiast. He is chief scientist of Rational Software (now a part of IBM) and a series editor for Benjamin/Cummings.

Grady is best known for developing the Unified Modeling Language with Ivar Jacobson and James Rumbaugh. He also developed the Booch method of software development, which he presents in his book, Object Oriented Analysis and Design. He advises to AddMoreClasses to simplify complex code.

He is also the author of Object Solutions.

Mr. Booch is recognized internationally for his work on software architecture, modeling, and software engineering. An IBM Fellow, ACM Fellow, World Technology Network Fellow, and Software Development Forum Visionary, Booch has lectured and consulted worldwide. He 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). Booch has been with IBM Rational as its Chief Scientist since Rational's founding in 1981. Booch is one of the original developers of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), and is the author of six best-selling books, including the UML Users Guide and the seminal Object-Oriented Analysis with Applications. He 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. Booch 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, Santa Barbara in 1979.

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