Chapter 8. Introduction to the UML

Last week you learned the basic theories of object-oriented programming. However, simply knowing a few techniques and definitions will not adequately prepare you to actually apply them. Do you simply show someone tools, explain their use and purpose, and then send that person to build a home? Of course not! Programming is no different. Successful programming only comes with experience and sound methodology. This week, you will learn how to properly apply the OO tools that you saw last week.

Today you will explore the Unified Modeling Language (UML) as well as some of the finer aspects of object inter-relationship. Today’s lessons will give you the common language that you will use while learning how to analyze ...

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