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Unified Modeling Language User Guide, The, Second Edition by Ivar Jacobson, James Rumbaugh, Grady Booch

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Chapter 2. Introducing the UML

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The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is a standard language for writing software blueprints. The UML may be used to visualize, specify, construct, and document the artifacts of a software-intensive system.

The UML is appropriate for modeling systems ranging from enterprise information systems to distributed Web-based applications and even to hard real time embedded systems. It is a very expressive language, addressing all the views needed to develop and then deploy such systems. Even though it is expressive, the UML is not difficult to understand and to use. Learning to apply the UML effectively ...

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