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

By Martin Fowler

Publisher : Addison Wesley
Pub Date : September 15, 2003
ISBN : 0-321-19368-7
Pages : 208

The long-awaited third edition of the best-selling UML book on the market; fully-updated and compliant with UML 2.0.

* The best-selling UML book on the market, thoroughly revised and updated
* More pearls of wisdom from Martin Fowler, one the foremost names in the field of object technology
* Introduces the concept of modeling, stresses the impotance of software process, and discusses the most essential parts of the UM

Pressured with tight deadlines, application developers do not have the luxury of keeping completely up-to-date with all of the latest innovations in software engineering. Once in a great while, a tremendous resource comes along that helps these professionals become more efficient. The first two editions of UML Distilled have been perennial best-sellers because of their concise, yet thorough, nature. This eagerly-anticipated third edition allows you to get acquainted with some of the best thinking about efficient object-oriented software design using the latest version of the industry-standard for modeling software: UML 2.0. The author has retained the book's convenient format that has made it an essential resource for anyone who designs software for a living. The book describes all the major UML 2.0 diagram types, what they are intended to do, and the basic notation involved in creating and deciphering them. A true treasure for the software engineering community

Praise for UML Distilled
The Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series
The Component Software Series
List of Figures
Foreword to the Third Edition
Foreword to the First Edition
Why Bother with the UML?
Structure of the Book
Changes for the Third Edition
Chapter 1. Introduction
What Is the UML?
Ways of Using the UML
How We Got to the UML
Notations and Meta-Models
UML Diagrams
What Is Legal UML?
The Meaning of UML
UML Is Not Enough
Where to Start with the UML
Where to Find Out More
Chapter 2. Development Process
Iterative and Waterfall Processes
Predictive and Adaptive Planning
Agile Processes
Rational Unified Process
Fitting a Process to a Project
Fitting the UML into a Process
Choosing a Development Process
Where to Find Out More
Chapter 3. Class Diagrams: The Essentials
Programming Interpretation of Properties
Bidirectional Associations
Notes and Comments
Constraint Rules
When to Use Class Diagrams
Where to Find Out More
Chapter 4. Sequence Diagrams
Creating and Deleting Participants
Loops, Conditionals, and the Like
Synchronous and Asynchronous Calls
When to Use Sequence Diagrams
Chapter 5. Class Diagrams: Advanced Concepts
Static Operations and Attributes
Aggregation and Composition
Derived Properties
Interfaces and Abstract Classes
Read-Only and Frozen
Reference Objects and Value Objects
Qualified Associations
Classification and Generalization
Multiple and Dynamic Classification
Association Class
Template (Parameterized) Class
Active Class
Chapter 6. Object Diagrams
When to Use Object Diagrams
Chapter 7. Package Diagrams
Packages and Dependencies
Package Aspects
Implementing Packages
When to Use Package Diagrams
Where to Find Out More
Chapter 8. Deployment Diagrams
When to Use Deployment Diagrams
Chapter 9. Use Cases
Content of a Use Case
Use Case Diagrams
Levels of Use Cases
Use Cases and Features (or Stories)
When to Use Use Cases
Where to Find Out More
Chapter 10. State Machine Diagrams
Internal Activities
Activity States
Concurrent States
Implementing State Diagrams
When to Use State Diagrams
Where to Find Out More
Chapter 11. Activity Diagrams
Decomposing an Action
Flows and Edges
Pins and Transformations
Expansion Regions
Flow Final
Join Specifications
And There's More
When to Use Activity Diagrams
Where to Find Out More
Chapter 12. Communication Diagrams
When to Use Communication Diagrams
Chapter 13. Composite Structures
When to Use Composite Structures
Chapter 14. Component Diagrams
When to Use Component Diagrams
Chapter 15. Collaborations
When to Use Collaborations
Chapter 16. Interaction Overview Diagrams
When to Use Interaction Overview Diagrams
Chapter 17. Timing Diagrams
When to Use Timing Diagrams
Appendix Changes between UML Versions
Revisions to the UML
Changes in UML Distilled
Changes from UML 1.0 to 1.1
Changes from UML 1.2 (and 1.1) to 1.3 (and 1.5)
Changes from UML 1.3 to 1.4
Changes from UML 1.4. to 1.5
From UML 1.x to UML 2.0

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