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

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Chapter 14. Understanding Packages and Foundations

What You'll Learn in This Hour:

  • Package diagrams

  • The structure of the UML

  • Extending the UML

If this were an academically oriented text instead of a Teach Yourself book, much of this hour would have appeared at the beginning of Part I rather than toward the end. I've done it this way to give you a chance to get into the trenches with the UML—to understand what the UML is and what it does. That way, you'll be ready to understand the foundations and work with them.

It's much the same as learning a foreign language. The best way to do it is to immerse yourself, as you've done in Hours 113 (and will do in Part II, “A Case Study”). Then you can start to pick up the rules of grammar and syntax because you'll ...

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