The Concepts

The following UML, object-oriented, and other concepts are cited in this chapter. For a more complete discussion and more rigorous definitions of UML concepts, refer to Booch et al. [1999]. In this chapter we also cover many concepts that are not discussed in UML books and specifications that currently exist; these are part of the information in the UML Profile for Database Design. A profile is an extension to the UML that keeps the UML metamodel intact. The Profile for Database Design adds stereotypes and tagged values that are attached to the stereotypes but does not change the underlying metamodel for the UML. The Profile also includes some icons to more easily visualize the database elements that are created and rules to enforce ...

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