Examples of artifacts include model files, source files, scripts, and binary executable files, a table in a database system, a development deliverable, or a word-processing document, a mail message.
Artifacts are the physical entities that are deployed on Nodes, Devices, and Execution Environments. Other UML elements such as classes and components are first manifested into artifacts and instances of these artifacts are then deployed. Artifacts can also be composed of other artifacts.
- OMG (2008). OMG Unified Modeling Language (OMG UML), Superstructure, V2.1.2 p.197.
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