"Since its original introduction in 1997, the Unified ModelingLanguage has revolutionized software development. Every integratedsoftware development environment in the world--open-source,standards-based, and proprietary--now supports UML and, moreimportantly, the model-driven approach to software development.This makes learning the newest UML standard, UML 2.0, critical forall software developers--and there isn't a better choice than thisclear, step-by-step guide to learning the language."--Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and CEO, OMG
If you're like most software developers, you're building systemsthat are increasingly complex. Whether you're creating a desktopapplication or an enterprise system, complexity is the big hairymonster you must manage.
The Unified Modeling Language (UML) helps you manage thiscomplexity. Whether you're looking to use UML as a blueprintlanguage, a sketch tool, or as a programming language, this bookwill give you the need-to-know information on how to apply UML toyour project. While there are plenty of books available thatdescribe UML, Learning UML 2.0 will show you how to use it.Topics covered include:
Capturing your system's requirements in your model to help youensure that your designs meet your users' needs
Modeling the parts of your system and their relationships
Modeling how the parts of your system work together to meetyour system's requirements
Modeling how your system moves into the real world, capturinghow your system will be deployed
Engaging and accessible, this book shows you how to use UML tocraft and communicate your project's design. Russ Miles and KimHamilton have written a pragmatic introduction to UML based onhard-earned practice, not theory. Regardless of the softwareprocess or methodology you use, this book is the one source youneed to get up and running with UML 2.0. Additional informationincluding exercises can be found at www.learninguml2.com.
Russ Miles is a software engineer for General Dynamics UK, wherehe works with Java and Distributed Systems, although his passion atthe moment is Aspect Orientation and, in particular, AspectJ. KimHamilton is a senior software engineer at Northrop Grumman, whereshe's designed and implemented a variety of systems including webapplications and distributed systems, with frequent detours intoalgorithms development.