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Applying UML and Patterns: An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and Iterative Development, Third Edition by Craig Larman

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Chapter 31. Domain Model Refinement

 

Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of the organized life.

 
 --A generalization by H.G. Wells

Introduction

Generalization and specialization are fundamental concepts in domain modeling that support an economy of expression; further, conceptual class hierarchies are often the basis of inspiration for software class hierarchies that exploit inheritance and reduce duplication of code. Association classes capture information about an association itself. Time intervals capture the important concept that some business ...

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