Appendix A. UML Notation Reference

This appendix provides a brief overview of the UML notations used in this book. For a thorough examination of the notation, see The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual: Second Edition.1

1 James Rumbaugh, Ivar Jacobson, and Grady Booch, The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual: Second Edition, Boston: Addison-Wesley (2005).

Class Diagram Basics

This section illustrates the basic UML Class Diagram notation. For the most part, explanations are presented as notes in the diagram.


Figure A-1 shows two examples of a UML Class, one representing a Person and the other representing a Banking Service. Classes may be used to represent abstractions or concrete things. By default, each class is represented ...

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