Chapter 13. Working with Deployment Diagrams

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • What a deployment diagram is

  • Applying deployment diagrams

  • Deployment diagrams in the big picture of the UML

So far, you've stayed mainly in the conceptual realm, turning in the last hour to models of software components. Now you will look at the hardware. As you can see, the focus has moved from items (like classes) that live in analyses, to software components, to hardware that lives in the real world.

Hardware, of course, is a prime topic in a multicomponent system. In today's world of computing, a system is likely to encompass numerous types of platforms in far-flung locations. A solid blueprint for setting up the hardware is essential to system design. The UML provides ...

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