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Building Web Applications with UML Second Edition

Book Description

This is a new edition of the widely acclaimed Building Web Applications with UML. Based on the author's extensive experience as a Web developer, it incorporates helpful reader feedback, identifies and addresses modeling problems unique to page-based Web applications, and offers practical advice and straightforward solutions.

This thoroughly revised Second Edition reflects the latest techniques and issues surrounding the development of software and systems for the Web. You will find:

  • Updated, expanded examples and diagrams

  • Enhanced coverage of the latest Web application security concerns

  • Detailed coverage of proven object technology concepts as applied to the development of Web applications

Robust, scalable, and feature-rich Web applications are attainable. Using the industry-standard Unified Modeling Language (UML) to create designs allows Web application developers to easily integrate them with other systems modeled in UML.

Written for project managers, architects, analysts, designers, and implementers, Building Web Applications with UML, Second Edition, demystifies the challenging aspects of modeling with the Web Application Extension (WAE) for the Unified Modeling Language. Because UML has been widely accepted as the standard language for modeling software systems, it is without question the best option for modeling Web application designs. The WAE extends the UML notation with semantics and constructs that empower you to model Web-specific architectural elements using the Rational Unified Process or an alternative methodology. Furthermore, using UML allows the modeling of Web applications as a part of the complete system and the integration of the business logic that must be reflected in each application.

With this book as your guide, you will be able to gain a clear understanding of how to address the unique problems of modeling the design of page-based Web applications, and more important, how to take your model directly into working code.


Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Foreword
  3. Preface
  4. Overview of Modeling and Web-Related Technologies
    1. Introduction
      1. What This Book Is About
      2. Role of Modeling
      3. Role of Process
      4. Influences of Architecture
    2. Web Application Basics
      1. HTTP
      2. HTML
      3. Web Applications
      4. Summary
      5. Discussion
      6. Activities
    3. Dynamic Clients
      1. Document Object Model
      2. Scripting
      3. JavaScript Objects
      4. Custom JavaScript Objects
      5. Events
      6. Java Applets
      7. ActiveX/COM
      8. Summary
      9. Discussion
      10. Activities
    4. Beyond HTTP and HTML
      1. Distributed Objects
      2. XML
      3. Web Services
      4. Summary
      5. Discussion
      6. Activities
    5. Security
      1. Types of Security Risk
      2. Technical Risk
      3. Server-Side Risks
      4. Client-Side Risks
      5. Security Strategies
      6. Modeling Secure Systems
      7. Summary
      8. Discussion
      9. Activities
  5. Building Web Applications
    1. The Process
      1. Overview of Software Development
      2. Software Development for Web Applications
      3. The Artifacts
      4. Summary
      5. Discussion
      6. Activities
    2. Defining the Architecture
      1. Architectural Viewpoints
      2. Architecture Activities
      3. Web Application Presentation Tier: Architectural Patterns
      4. Summary
      5. Discussion
      6. Activities
    3. Requirements and Use Cases
      1. The Vision
      2. Requirements
      3. Glossary
      4. Gathering and Prioritizing Requirements
      5. Use Cases
      6. The Use Case Model
      7. The User Experience
      8. Summary
      9. Discussion
      10. Activities
    4. The User Experience
      1. Artifacts of the UX Model
      2. UX Modeling with UML
      3. Summary
      4. Activities
    5. Analysis
      1. Iteration
      2. Analysis Model Structure
      3. UX Model Mapping
      4. Architecture Elaboration
      5. Summary
      6. Discussion
      7. Activities
    6. Design
      1. Web Application Extension for UML
      2. Designing Web Applications
      3. Mapping to the UX Model
      4. Integrating with Content Management Systems
      5. Guidelines for Web Application Design
      6. Summary
      7. Discussion
      8. Activities
    7. Advanced Design
      1. HTML Frames
      2. Advanced Client-Side Scripting
      3. Virtual and Physical HTTP Resources
      4. JavaServer Page Custom Tags
      5. Summary
      6. Discussion
      7. Activities
    8. Implementation
      1. Number Store Main Control Mechanism
      2. Glossary Application Tag Libraries
      3. Summary
      4. Discussion
      5. Activities
    9. Web Application Extension Profile Version 2
      1. Overview
      2. HTML to UML
      3. UML to HTML
      4. Mapping Web Elements to UML, and Vice Versa
    10. The Number Store Reference Application
      1. Vision
      2. Background
      3. Requirements and Features
      4. Software Architecture Document
      5. Sample Screen Shots
    11. Controlled Controllers Pattern
      1. Use Case View
      2. Analysis Model Classes
      3. Analysis Model Collaborations
    12. Master Template Pattern
      1. Overview
      2. Use Case View
      3. Logical View
    13. Glossary Application
      1. Introduction
      2. Requirements and Use Case Model
      3. User Experience Model
      4. Design Model
      5. Component View
      6. Sample Screen Shots
  6. Index