Appendix A. Overview of the UML Notation

The notation used for the PLUS method is the Unified Modeling Language (UML). This appendix provides a brief overview of the UML notation. The UML notation is described in more detail in introductory references—in particular The Unified Modeling Language User Guide (Booch et al. 2005) and UML Distilled (Fowler 2004)—and in The Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual (Rumbaugh et al. 2005). The UML notation has evolved since it was first adopted as a standard in 1997. A major revision to the standard was made in 2003, so the current version of the standard is UML 2.0. The previous versions of the standard are referred to as UML 1.x.

The UML notation has grown substantially over the years and it supports ...

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