What You'll Learn in This Hour:
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 1–13 (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 ...