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Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect and UML / Edition 1

Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect and UML / Edition 1

by Terry Quatrani, Jim Palistrant


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780321238085
Publisher: IBM Press
Publication date: 06/09/2006
Series: developerWorks Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Terry Quatrani, IBM Rational’s UML Evangelist, is responsible for training and transitioning Fortune 500 companies to object technology and for preaching the visual modeling gospel of Grady Booch, Jim Rumbaugh, and Ivar Jacobson. She has spent twenty-one years developing and deploying large software systems. Formerly at GE, she was founding consultant for the Lockheed Martin Advanced Concepts Center.

Jim Palistrant, IBM Rational’s J2EE and SOA Evangelist, educates customers and the IBM field force about J2EE and SOA concepts and tools. A frequent speaker at technical conferences worldwide, he has worked with Java, J2EE, and Web technology since 1995.

Table of Contents

Foreword xv

Preface xvii

About the Authors xxiii

Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Modeling 1

The Triangle for Success 4

The Role of Notation 5

History of the UML 5

The Role of Process 8

What Is Iterative and Incremental Development? 8

The Rational Unified Process 9

Rational Software Architect 12

Summary 13

developerWorks Links 14

Chapter 2: Beginning a Project 15

Defining the Right Project 17

Eastern State University (ESU) Background 18

Risks for the Course Registration Problem 19

ESU Course Registration Problem Statement 19

Summary 20

Chapter 3: The Use Case Model 21

System Behavior 23

Actors 27

Use Cases 31

Use Case Diagrams 43

Activity Diagrams 50

Summary 57

developerWorks Links 58

Chapter 4: The Analysis Model 61

Creating an Analysis Model 63

Analysis Model Template 64

Use Case Realizations 66

Documenting Classes 75

Distributing Behavior 80

Sequence Diagrams 81

View of Participating Classes 87

Summary 92

developerWorks Links 93

Chapter 5: The Design Model 95

Design Model 97

Design Elements 101

Identifying Design Elements from Analysis Classes 105

Class Diagrams 109

User Interfaces 120

Summary 125

developerWorks Links 125

Chapter 6: Implementation Model 127

Persistence Choices 129

Service Data Objects 131

User Interface Choices 134

JavaServer Faces 136

Tying It Together 137

Summary 161

developerWorks Links 161

Appendix A: UML Metamodel 163

UML Definition Documents 165

Specification Document Structure 165

Metamodel Structure 166

Appendix B: Notation Summary 169

Index 183

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