Java Modeling Language Publisher's description
from JML Development Team
Java Modeling Language is a behavioral interface specification language.
The Java Modeling Language (JML) is a behavioral interface specification language that can be used to specify the behavior of Java modules. It combines the design by contract approach of Eiffel and the model-based specification approach of the Larch family of interface specification languages, with some elements of the refinement calculus.
As such it allows one to specify both the syntactic interface of Java code and its behavior. The syntactic interface of Java code consists of names, visibility and other modifiers, and type checking information. For example, the syntactic interface of a method can be seen in the methodвЂ™s header, which lists its modifiers, name, return type, the types of its formal parameters, and the types of the (checked) exceptions it may throw.
The behavior of Java code describes what should happen at runtime when the code is used. For example the behavior of a method describes what should happen when the method is called; as we have discussed above, the behavior of a method is often specified using pre- and post conditions.
Since JML can document both the syntactic interface and behavior of Java code, it is well-suited to documenting detailed design decisions about Java code.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install Only