Chapter 7. Using Activity Diagrams to Represent Use Cases

Using Activity Diagrams to Represent Use Cases

An activity diagram is a type of flow chart. We use activity diagrams to visually model the dynamic behavior of a given part of our system. Flow charts have been around for quite a while. It seems that most software modeling methodologies use the flow chart in one form or another. Although many people associate flow charts with older modeling methods, flow charts are still an effective tool for modeling today.

Activity diagrams can be used to model the dynamic behavior of a number of elements of an object-oriented system. One element that activity diagrams can be very effective in modeling ...

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