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Developing Applications with Java™ and UML by Paul R. Reed

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  • Use-cases are technology neutral and applicable to any process or methodology used by a project team.

  • Each use-case is a behaviorally related sequence of interactions performed by an actor in a dialog with the system to provide some measurable value to the actor. Use-cases are goal oriented and are significant to a business.

  • The primary pathway, or Basic Course of Events, is considered the most common pathway through a use-case. It is also called the happy pathway.

  • Alternate pathways are also good pathways, but they are not traveled as often.

  • A detailed description of the pathway chronicles the steps that must be undertaken to satisfy the originating event. The steps should avoid, if possible, reference to how the event ...

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