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UML Distilled : A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language

UML Distilled : A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language - 2nd edition

UML Distilled : A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780201657838

ISBN10: 020165783X

UML Distilled : A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language by Martin Fowler and Kendall Scott - ISBN 9780201657838
Edition: 2ND 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
International: No
UML Distilled : A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language by Martin Fowler and Kendall Scott - ISBN 9780201657838

ISBN13: 9780201657838

ISBN10: 020165783X

Edition: 2ND 00

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Now widely adopted as the de facto industry standard and sanctioned by the Object Management Group, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a notation all software developers need to know and understand. However, the UML is a big language, and not all of it is equally important. The award-winning first edition of UML Distilled was widely praised for being a concise guide to the core parts of the UML and has proved extremely successful in helping developers get up and running quickly. UML Distilled, Second Edition, maintains the concise format with significantly updated coverage of use cases and activity diagrams, and expanded coverage of collaborations. It also includes a new appendix detailing the changes between UML versions.

Written for those with a basic understanding of object-oriented analysis and design, this book begins with a summary of UML's history, development, and rationale and then moves into a discussion of how the UML can be integrated into the object-oriented development process. The primary author profiles the various modeling techniques in the UML--such as use cases, class diagrams, and interaction diagrams--and describes the notation and semantics clearly and succinctly. He also outlines useful non-UML techniques such as CRC cards and patterns. These descriptions are made even more relevant with a collection of best practices based on the primary author's experience and a brief Java programming example demonstrating the implementation of a UML-based design. With this tour of the key parts of the UML, readers will be left with a firm foundation upon which to build models and develop further knowledge of the Unified Modeling Language.

Author Bio

Fowler, Martin :

Martin Fowler is an independent consultant who has applied objects to pressing business problems for more than a decade. He has consulted on systems in fields such as health care, financial trading, and corporate finance. His clients include Chrysler, Citibank, UK National Health Service, Andersen Consulting, and Netscape Communications. In addition, Fowler is a regular speaker on objects, the Unified Modeling Language, and patterns.

Scott, Kedall :

Kendall Scott provides UML training and mentoring on a nationwide basis through ICONIX. He has written several Addison-Wesley titles, including UML Explained. He is also the supporting author of UML Distilled UML Distilled, Second Edition and Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

What Is the UML?
How We Got Here.
Notations and Meta-Models.
Why Do Analysis and Design?
Looking for More Information.

2. An Outline Development Process.

Overview of the Process.
Planning the Construction Phase.
When to Use Iterative Development.
Where to Find Out More.

3. Use Cases.

Use Case Diagrams.
Business and System Use Cases.
When to Use Use Cases.
Where to Find Out More.

4. Class Diagrams: The Essentials.

Constraint Rules.
When to Use Class Diagrams.
Where to Find Out More.

5. Interaction Diagrams.

Sequence Diagrams.
Collaboration Diagrams.
Comparing Sequence and Collaboration Diagrams.
When to Use Interaction Diagrams.

6. Class Diagrams: Advanced Concepts.

Object Diagram.
Class Scope Operations and Attributes.
Multiple and Dynamic Classification.
Aggregation and Composition.
Derived Associations and Attributes.
Interfaces and Abstract Classes.
Reference Objects and Value Objects.
Collections for Multivalued Association Ends.
Classification and Generalization.
Qualified Associations.
Association Class.
Parameterized Class.

7. Packages and Collaborations.

When to Use Package Diagrams and Collaborations.
Where to Find Out More.

8. State Diagrams.

Concurrent State Diagrams.
When to Use State Diagrams.
Where to Find Out More.

9. Activity Diagrams.

Decomposing an Activity.
Dynamic Concurrency.
When to Use Activity Diagrams.
Where to Find Out More.

10. Physical Diagrams.

Deployment Diagrams.
Component Diagrams.
Combining Component and Deployment Diagrams.
When to Use Physical Diagrams.

11. UML and Programming.

Patient Observation: Domain Model.
Patient Observation: Specification Model.
Moving to Code.

Appendix A. Techniques and Their Uses.
Appendix B. Changes between UML Versions.
Revisions to the UML.
Scheduled Future Revisions.
Changes in UML Distilled.
Changes from UML 1.0 to 1.1.
Changes from UML 1.2 (and 1.1) to 1.3 (and 1.4).