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

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Chapter 11. Working with Activity Diagrams

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • What an activity diagram is

  • How to apply an activity diagram

  • How to work with swimlanes

  • Important concepts from UML 2.0

  • Where activity diagrams fit into the big picture of the UML

You're about to work with a type of diagram that might seem familiar to you. This diagram shows the steps in an operation or process.

If you've ever taken an introductory course in programming, you've probably encountered the flowchart. One of the first visual models ever applied to computing, the flowchart shows a sequence of steps, processes, decision points, and branches. Novice programmers are encouraged to use flowcharts to conceptualize problems and derive solutions. The idea is to make the flowchart ...

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