Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual, (paperback), The, 2nd edition
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“If you are a serious user of UML, there is no other book quite like this one. I have been involved with the UML specification process for some time, but I still found myself learning things while reading through this book–especially on the changes and new capabilities that have come with UML.”
The latest version of the Unified Modeling Language–UML 2.0–has increased its capabilities as the standard notation for modeling software-intensive systems. Like most standards documents, however, the official UML specification is difficult to read and navigate. In addition, UML 2.0 is far more complex than previous versions, making a thorough reference book more essential than ever.
In this significantly updated and expanded edition of the definitive reference to the standard, James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson, and Grady Booch–the UML’s creators–clearly and completely describe UML concepts, including major revisions to sequence diagrams, activity models, state machines, components, internal structure of classes and components, and profiles. Whether you are capturing requirements, developing software architectures, designing implementations, or trying to understand existing systems, this is the book for you.
- Alphabetical dictionary of articles covering every UML concept
- Integrated summary of UML concepts by diagram type
- Two-color diagrams with extensive annotations in blue
- Thorough coverage of both semantics and notation, separated in each article for easy reference
- Further explanations of concepts whose meaning or purpose is obscure in the original specifications
- Discussion sections offering usage advice and additional insight into tricky concepts
- Notation summary, with references to individual articles
- An enhanced online index available on the book’s web site allowing readers to quickly and easily search the entire text for specific topics
The result is an indispensable resource for anyone who needs to understand the inner workings of the industry standard modeling language.
Table of contents
1. UML Overview.
Brief Summary of UML.
Goals of UML.
Complexity of UML.
UML Concept Areas.
2. The Nature and Purpose of Models.
What Is a Model?
What Are Models For?
Levels of Models.
What Is in a Model?
What Does a Model Mean?
II. UML CONCEPTS
3. UML Walkthrough.
Use Case View.
State Machine View.
Model Management View.
4. Static View.
5. Design View.
6. Use Case View.
7. State Machine View.
8. Activity View.
Activities and Other Views.
9. Interaction View.
10. Deployment View.
11. Model Management View.
Dependencies on Packages.
13. UML Environment.
Programming Language Responsibilities.
Modeling with Tools.
14. Dictionary of Terms.
Appendix A: UML Metamodel.
Appendix B: Notation Summary.
Published by Addison-Wesley Professional (July 19th 2004) - Copyright © 2005