By Grady Booch

For almost ten years, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) has been the usual for visualizing, specifying, developing, and documenting the artifacts of a software-intensive process. because the de facto typical modeling language, the UML allows verbal exchange and decreases confusion between venture stakeholders. the new standardization of UML 2.0 has additional prolonged the language's scope and viability. Its inherent expressiveness permits clients to version every little thing from company info platforms and allotted Web-based functions to real-time embedded systems.In this eagerly expected revision of the best-selling and definitive consultant to using the UML, the creators of the language offer an instructional to its middle points in a two-color layout designed to facilitate studying. beginning with an outline of the UML, the e-book explains the language progressively via introducing a couple of innovations and notations in each one bankruptcy. It additionally illustrates the applying of the UML to advanced modeling difficulties throughout quite a few software domain names. The in-depth assurance and example-driven process that made the 1st variation of The Unified Modeling Language consumer advisor an imperative source stay unchanged. even though, content material has been completely up-to-date to mirror adjustments to notation and utilization required through UML 2.0.Highlights comprise: a brand new bankruptcy on elements and inner constitution, together with major new services for construction encapsulated designs New info and up to date insurance of supplied and required interfaces, collaborations, and UML profiles Additions and alterations to discussions of series diagrams, job diagrams, and extra assurance of many different alterations brought by way of the UML 2.0 specificationWith this crucial advisor, you'll fast wake up to hurry at the most modern good points of the regular modeling language and be ready to observe them for your subsequent software program venture.

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Figure 4-8. Responsibilities 60 Part 2: Basic Structural Modeling Part 2: Basic Structural Modeling 61 You can also draw the responsibilities of a class in a note, as discussed in Chapter 6. Note Responsibilities are just free-form text. In practice, a single responsibility is written as a phrase, a sentence, or (at most) a short paragraph. Other Characteristics Attributes, operations, and responsibilities are the most common features you'll need when you create abstractions. In fact, for most models you build, the basic form of these three features will be all you need to convey the most important semantics of your classes.

Figure 2-17. Realizations Realizations are discussed in Chapter 10. These four elements are the basic relational things you may include in a UML model. There are also variations on these four, such as refinement, trace, include, and extend. Diagrams in the UML A diagram is the graphical presentation of a set of elements, most often rendered as a connected graph of vertices (things) and paths (relationships). You draw diagrams to visualize a system from different perspectives, so a diagram is a projection into a system.

The internal structure diagram of a class is particularly useful. The interaction view of a system shows the flow of control among its various parts, including possible concurrency and synchronization mechanisms. This view primarily addresses the performance, scalability, and throughput of the system. With the UML, the static and dynamic aspects of this view are captured in the same kinds of diagrams as for the design view, but with a focus on the active classes that control the system and the messages that flow between them.

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