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

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Introduction

It's all about vision. A complex system comes into being when someone has a vision of how technology can make things better. Developers have to fully understand the vision and keep it firmly in mind as they create the system that realizes the vision.

System development projects are successful to the extent they bridge the gap between visionary and developer. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a tool for building the bridge. It helps you capture the vision for a system and then enables you to communicate the vision to anyone who has a stake in the system. It does this via a set of symbols and diagrams. Each diagram plays a different role within the development process.

The goal of this book—for all three editions—is to give you a ...

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