UML Distilled A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language

ISBN-10: 0321193687
ISBN-13: 9780321193681
Edition: 3rd 2004 (Revised)
Authors: Martin Fowler
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List price: $49.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Publication date: 9/15/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

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.

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
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
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
Requirements Analysis
Understanding Legacy Code
Choosing a Development Process
Where to Find Out More
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
Sequence Diagrams
Creating and Deleting Participants
Loops, Conditionals, and the Like
Synchronous and Asynchronous Calls
When to Use Sequence Diagrams
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
Object Diagrams
When to Use Object Diagrams
Package Diagrams
Packages and Dependencies
Package Aspects
Implementing Packages
When to Use Package Diagrams
Where to Find Out More
Deployment Diagrams
When to Use Deployment Diagrams
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
State Machine Diagrams
Internal Activities
Activity States
Concurrent States
Implementing State Diagrams
When to Use State Diagrams
Where to Find Out More
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
Communication Diagrams
When to Use Communication Diagrams
Composite Structures
When to Use Composite Structures
Component Diagrams
When to Use Component Diagrams
When to Use Collaborations
Interaction Overview Diagrams
When to Use Interaction Overview Diagrams
Timing Diagrams
When to Use Timing Diagrams
Changes between UML Versions
Revisions to the UML
Changes in UML Distilled
Changes from UML 1.0 to 1.1
Type and Implementation Class
Complete and Incomplete Discriminator Constraints
Immutability and Frozen
Returns on Sequence Diagrams
Use of the Term "Role"
Changes from UML 1.2 (and 1.1) to 1.3 (and 1.5)
Use Cases
Activity Diagrams
Changes from UML 1.3 to 1.4
Changes from UML 1.4. to 1.5
From UML 1.x to UML 2.0
Class Diagrams: The Essentials (Chapter 3)
Sequence Diagrams (Chapter 4)
Class Diagrams: Concepts (Chapter 5)
State Machine Diagrams (Chapter 10)
Activity Diagrams (Chapter 11)

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