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UML Applied: A .NET Perspective is the first book to examine the two worlds of Unified Modeling Language (UML) and .NET concurrently. The core of this book provides a set of proven, hands-on, team-oriented exercises that will have you solving real-world problems with UML faster than when using any other approach—often in under a day. Author Martin Shoemaker also demonstrates how to use Rational XDE for effective model-driven development.
From the author:
“In teaching UML to my students, nothing has been as effective as 'Five-Step UML,' a process I devised by stripping away, one piece at a time, everything that got in the way of learning UML. Eventually, I was left with five simple, clear steps that show the students why and how to use UML, by having them start the class by actually solving problems with UML. After they learn the why and the how, they're motivated to learn the what: the details of the UML notation. And they have a lot of fun in the process.
Now 'Im using Five-Step UML to teach .NET analysis and design in a larger framework. I call it model-driven development—UML models as the central artifacts of the development process, with other artifacts (code, tests, documents, even estimates and schedules) all deriving from the models.
With this book, I've collected my Five-Step UML and model-driven development thoughts into one complete package. I also give a UML perspective of the .NET Common Language Runtime and the .NET Framework, providing a graphical overview that complements the online help.”
|Pt. 1||UML and five-step UML : it's all about communication||1|
|Ch. 1||Introducing UML : object-oriented analysis and design||3|
|Ch. 2||Five-step UML : OOAD for short attention spans||35|
|Ch. 3||Pragmatic guidelines : diagrams that work||137|
|Ch. 4||A UML view of .NET||163|
|Pt. 2||Case study : UML applied to a .NET solution||175|
|Ch. 5||Requirements : and here our troubles begin||177|
|Ch. 6||Step 1 : define your requirements||189|
|Ch. 7||Step 2 : refine your requirements||273|
|Ch. 8||Step 3 : assign your requirements to components and interfaces||291|
|Ch. 9||Step 4 : design your architecture||311|
|Ch. 10||Step 5 : repeat to design your components||357|
|Ch. 11||Step outward to design your deployment||419|
|Pt. 3||Beyond code||433|
|Ch. 12||UML models of development processes||435|
|Ch. 13||It's all about communications||469|
|App||Specification for the Kennel management system||483|
Posted September 23, 2004
A curious thing about the title is its mention of .NET. Strictly, UML is independent of any environment or operating system or language. Those are implementation level details. But here, Shoemaker brings .NET into his UML discourse to show how UML can be well integrated with a .NET development process. And indeed, that is part of the book's value. Having said this, most of the book can be read, ignoring .NET. So those of you into C++ or Java can still gain from the book. He gives lengthy, detailed explanations of defining and refining requirements. And then mapping these to components and interfaces and using these results to design architecture and components. Not a book for the impatient. Shoemaker takes time to carefully expound on the basic ideas. If you're new to UML, a deliberate slow reading might be best, to gain the most from what he is saying. Another virtue of the book is that apart from the .NET details, it can be used years from now. (Barring any major advances in our understanding of the design process.) It is not one of those computer books that you have to replace in 2 or 3 years time.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.