Guide to Applying the UML

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Employing an accessible approach, this guide is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for software practitioners and professionals involved in the design, development and management of UML related software projects.
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Overview

Employing an accessible approach, this guide is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for software practitioners and professionals involved in the design, development and management of UML related software projects.
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The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a method for depicting complex object-oriented systems in a way that is clear, complete, and allows future software engineers to understand and modify it. This book's goal is to teach users how to apply UML so that they may make the best use of it in project design and development, and it does an outstanding job.

Sinan Si Alhir begins with an introduction to the Unified Modeling Language and its history. Chapter 2 takes up the subject of modeling, going from language through systems and modeling mechanisms to processes and methodologies. Next, Chapter 3 is dedicated to object orientation, while the fourth chapter discusses the road map, both general and detailed, and how to apply it. Chapter 5 discusses use-case diagrams and how to use them. Then, Chapter 6 covers structural modeling, and Chapter 7, behavioral modeling -- going from sequence diagrams through collaboration plus state and activity diagrams and how to apply them. After Chapter 8 addresses component modeling, Chapter 9 takes a look at deployment modeling, and Chapter 10 introduces UML's extension mechanisms. Finally, Chapter 11 introduces the Object Constraint Language (OCL).

This excellent book teaches the use of a language that deals effectively with communicating complex ideas and situations. Skill in applying UML is invaluable for anyone who is involved in developing projects, analyzing processes, or documenting existing systems of any kind. This book will let you build that skill and help you make good use of it. John Vacca

John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468492934
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 4/30/2013
  • Series: Springer Professional Computing Series
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 1
1.1 What is the Unified Modeling Language (UML)? 1
1.2 The Unified Modeling Language (UML) and Process or Methodology 3
1.3 History of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 5
1.4 Effectively and Successfully Applying the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 9
2 Modeling 12
2.1 Languages 12
2.2 Systems and Contexts 23
2.3 Modeling Mechanisms 33
2.4 Processes and Methodologies 39
2.5 The Value of Processes and Methodologies 52
3 Object Orientation 61
3.1 Principles of Object Orientation 61
3.2 Structural (Static) Concepts 66
3.3 Behavioral (Dynamic) Concepts 93
3.4 Object-Oriented Systems 111
4 The Roadmap 123
4.1 The Unified Modeling Language (UML) Sentence 124
4.2 The Roadmap Space 130
4.3 The General Roadmap 135
4.4 Detailed and Notational Roadmap 140
4.5 Applying the Roadmap 182
5 Use-Case (User) Modeling 186
5.1 Use-Case Diagrams 186
5.2 Applying Use-Case Diagrams 205
6 Structural (Static) Modeling 212
6.1 Class Diagrams 212
6.2 Object Diagrams 247
6.3 Applying Class and Object Diagrams 252
7 Behavioral (Dynamic) Modeling 277
7.1 Sequence Diagrams 277
7.2 Collaboration Diagrams 289
7.3 Statechart Diagrams 307
7.4 Activity Diagrams 316
7.5 Applying Sequence, Collaboration, Statechart, and Activity Diagrams 320
8 Component (Implementation) Modeling 326
8.1 Component Diagrams 326
8.2 Applying Component Diagrams 332
9 Deployment (Environment) Modeling 335
9.1 Deployment Diagrams 335
9.2 Applying Deployment Diagrams 339
10 Extension Mechanisms 343
10.1 Architecture of the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 343
10.2 Stereotypes 350
10.3 Properties 358
10.4 Profiles 361
11 The Object Constraint Language (OCL) 364
11.1 What is the Object Constraint Language (OCL)? 364
11.2 Expressions 365
11.3 Properties 370
11.4 The Standard Object Constraint Language (OCL) Types 376
11.5 The Standard Object Constraint Language (OCL) Package 389
References 391
Index 395
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