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Sams Teach Yourself UML in 24 Hours, Third Edition by Joseph Schmuller

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Chapter 3. Working with Object-Orientation

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • How to model a class

  • How to show a class's features, responsibilities, and constraints

  • How to discover classes

Now it's time to put the UML together with the object-oriented concepts you learned in the last hour. In this hour, you'll firm up your knowledge of object-orientation as you learn more about the UML.

Visualizing a Class

As I pointed out in the first hour, a rectangle is the icon that represents a class in the UML. From Hours 1, “Introducing the UML,” and 2, “Understanding Object-Orientation,” recall that the name of the class is, by convention, a word with an initial uppercase letter. It appears near the top of the rectangle. If your class has a two-word name, join ...

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