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Design Patterns Explained: A New Perspective on Object-Oriented Design, Second Edition by Alan Shalloway, James R. Trott

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Chapter 2. The UML—The Unified Modeling Language

Overview

This chapter provides a brief overview of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), the modeling language of the object-oriented community. If you do not already know the UML, this chapter will give you the minimal understanding you need to be able to read the diagrams contained in this book.

This chapter

•   Describes what the UML is and why to use it.

•   Explains the UML diagrams essential to this book:

–    The Class diagram

–    The Interaction diagram

What Is the UML?

The Unified Modeling Language is a visual language (meaning a drawing notation with semantics) used to create models of programs. In this context, ...

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