Monday, May 18, 2009

“Practical UML™: A Hands-On Introduction for Developers” from the Embarcadero Developer Network

edn (Embarcadero Developer Network) - Practical UML™: A Hands-On Introduction for Developers

“Abstract: This tutorial provides a quick introduction to the Unified Modeling Language™

The heart of object-oriented problem solving is the construction of a model. The model abstracts the essential details of the underlying problem from its usually complicated real world. Several modeling tools are wrapped under the heading of the UML™, which stands for Unified Modeling Language™. The purpose of this course is to present important highlights of the UML.

At the center of the UML are its nine kinds of modeling diagrams, which we describe here.

  • Use case diagrams
  • Class diagrams
  • Object diagrams
  • Sequence diagrams
  • Collaboration diagrams
  • Statechart diagrams
  • Activity diagrams
  • Component diagrams
  • Deployment diagrams

Some of the sections of this course contain links to pages with more detailed information. And every section has short questions. Use them to test your understanding of the section topic.

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Why is UML important?

Let's look at this question from the point of view of the construction trade. Architects design buildings. Builders use the designs to create buildings. The more complicated the building, the more critical the communication between architect and builder. Blueprints are the standard graphical language that both architects and builders must learn as part of their trade.


With UML support coming in VSTS2010 I thought it might be a good time for a review…

(via Bite my bytes - Links of the week #80)

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