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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.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590590874
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 3/25/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 560
  • Product dimensions: 6.52 (w) x 9.56 (h) x 1.29 (d)

Meet the Author

strongMartin L. Shoemaker/strong is a software developer with 17 years of experience in the industry. He has worked in the fields of color science, online shopping, databases, material handling, medical imaging, and customer relations management. Martin is also an accomplished speaker, having presented to the Detroit Colour Council, the Ann Arbor Computer Society, the Ann Arbor IT Zone, Rubi-Con Security Conference, VS Live!, UML World Conference, Software Development Conference, and Web Services Edge. His most popular presentation is Richard Hale Shaw's UML BootCamp. He has presented this course both in public settings and for individual clients including Microsoft, Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions, Intermec, Siemens Dematic-Rapistan Division, Arthur Andersen Consulting, University of Michigan, Target, Syngenta, Silicon Energy, Tyco International, and more.
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Table of Contents

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
Pt. 4 Appendixes 481
App Specification for the Kennel management system 483
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2004

    Not just for .NET users

    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.

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