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Essentials of Software Engineering, 4th Edition by Tsui

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Appendix C: Essential Software Design

The examples provided below follow two different methodologies in design. Example 1 is an object-oriented design using a UML approach, and Example 2 is a structural design approach.

Example 1: Essential Software Design—UML

  1. Architectural DesignHigh-level architectural pattern: Layered, MVC, client server, and so on. See Chapter 7.

  2. Use-Case ScenariosExpand the previous documentation of the initial use-case diagram into use-case scenarios.

  3. Sequence Diagrams (in concert with steps D and E)The use-case scenarios developed in Step B would be developed into the sequence diagram with the invention of the many classes needed to support the action in the scenario. In parallel, the class diagram begins to incorporate ...

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