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Building Web Applications with UML by Jim Conallen

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Foreword

As Jim points out, there's a big difference between building a simple web site and building a web application: the former is relatively static, but the latter is much more dynamic, full of rich content and capable of changing the state of the business as a result of user interaction. A web site is sufficient if all you want to do is publish information, but you really need the scope of a web application for anything else, such as e-business, collaborative content, and distributed communities on the web.

Building a web site is relatively easy, because the barriers to entry are low and development is largely uncomplicated. Building a web application, however, is hard work. Because of the rich content and its importance to the business, you'll ...

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