By Grady Booch

From the builders of UML, this educational experiences the center points of the language used to specify build, visualize and record software-intensive structures. The authors commence with a conceptual version and steadily practice UML to more and more complicated versions for a number of functions. To derive the main reap the benefits of this ebook, you need to be conversant in software program engineering suggestions and object-oriented modeling. in any case, the author's cause is to coach you the way to take advantage of UML successfully, to not battle through the full improvement technique, or supply a reference for UML. different courses indexed under handle these very important concerns.

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Doors also have a height and a width and are solid, as well, but have the additional behavior that allows them to open in one direction. Windows are similar to doors in that both are openings that pass through walls, but windows and doors have slightly different properties. Windows 43 44 are usually (but not always) designed so that you can look out of them instead of pass through them. Individual walls, doors, and windows rarely exist in isolation, so you must also consider how specific instances of these things fit together.

Sometimes, however, you'll need to visualize or specify other features, such as the visibility of individual attributes and operations; language-specific features of an operation, such as whether it is polymorphic or constant; or even the exceptions that objects of the class might produce or handle. These and many other features can be expressed in the UML, but they are treated as advanced concepts. Interfaces are discussed in Chapter 11. When you build models, you will soon discover that almost every abstraction you create is some kind of class.

Figure 4-12 Modeling Primitive Types 53 54 Note Some languages, such as C and C++, let you set an equivalent integer value for an enumeration. You can model this in the UML by marking the attributes that denote an enumeration with a constant default initial value. Hints and Tips When you model classes in the UML, remember that every class should map to some tangible or conceptual abstraction in the domain of the end user or the implementer. A well-structured class • Provides a crisp abstraction of something drawn from the vocabulary of the problem domain or the solution domain.

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