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Wyczerpuj?cy przewodnik po j?zyku UML 2.0 Specyfikacja j?zyka UML 2.0 Modelowanie statyczne i dynamiczne Rozszerzanie i zastosowania UML-a Ujednolicony j?zyk modelowania (UML) pocz?tkowo s?u?y? do opisu elementów oprogramowania, jednak z powodu swej elegancji i przejrzysto?ci zyskuje na popularno?ci w zakresie modelowania zagadnie? z innych dziedzin. W zwi?zku z tym coraz wi?cej osób ma szans? zetkn?? si? z diagramami w j?zyku UML. Je?li si?gn??e? po t? ksi??k?, prawdopodobnie czeka to tak?e Ciebie. Chcia?by? wiedzie?, co oznaczaj? ró?ne zako?czenia linii na diagramach klas albo zrozumie? skomplikowany diagram interakcji? Zajrzyj do ?rodka. "UML 2.0. Almanach" to kompletny podr?cznik dla u?ytkowników tego j?zyka. Dzi?ki tej ksi??ce poznasz podstawy modelowania w UML-u. Nauczysz si? tworzy? i rozumie? diagramy statyczne, na przyk?ad klas, pakietów czy struktur z?o?onych, a tak?e diagramy zachowania, takie jak przypadków u?ycia, aktywno?ci czy interakcji. Dowiesz si?, jak wszechstronne zastosowania ma ten j?zyk oraz w jaki sposób mo?na go rozszerza? do wykonywania specyficznych zada?. Znajdziesz tu tak?e krótkie wprowadzenie do j?zyka Object Constraint Language (OCL) oraz architektury sterowanej modelem (MDA). Podstawy modelowania w UML-u Diagramy statyczne i diagramy zachowania Dobór odpowiedniego rodzaju diagramu Znaczenie symboli, notacji i linii Rozszerzanie UML-a za pomoc? etykiet, stereotypów i profili Architektura sterowana modelem J?zyk Object Constraint Language (OCL) Praktyczne wskazówki z zakresu modelowania Poznaj tajniki modelowania w j?zyku UML 2.0
System developers have used modeling languages for decades to specify, visualize, construct, and document systems. The Unified Modeling Language (UML) is one of those languages. UML makes it possible for team members to collaborate by providing a common language that applies to a multitude of different systems. Essentially, it enables you to communicate solutions in a consistent, tool-supported language. Today, UML has become the standard method for modeling software systems, which means you're probably confronting this rich and expressive language more than ever before. And even though you may not write UML diagrams yourself, you'll still need to interpret diagrams written by others. UML 2.0 in a Nutshell from O'Reilly feels your pain. It's been crafted for professionals like you who must read, create, and understand system artifacts expressed using UML. Furthermore, it's been fully revised to cover version 2.0 of the language. This comprehensive new edition not only provides a quick-reference to all UML 2.0 diagram types, it also explains key concepts in a way that appeals to readers already familiar with UML or object-oriented programming concepts. Topics include: The role and value of UML in projects The object-oriented paradigm and its relation to the UML An integrated approach to UML diagrams Class and Object, Use Case, Sequence, Collaboration, Statechart, Activity, Component, and Deployment Diagrams Extension Mechanisms The Object Constraint Language (OCL) If you're new to UML, a tutorial with realistic examples has even been included to help you quickly familiarize yourself with the system.
Globe-trotting travelers have long resorted to handy, pocket-size dictionaries as an aid to communicating across the language barrier. Dan Pilone's UML 2.0 Pocket Reference is just such an aid for on-the-go developers who need to converse in the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Use this book to decipher the many UML diagrams you'll encounter on the path to delivering a modern software system. Updated to cover the very latest in UML, you'll find coverage of the following UML 2.0 diagram types:Class diagrams Component diagrams* Sequence diagrams* Communication diagrams* Timing diagrams* Interaction Overview diagrams* Package diagrams* Deployment diagrams* Use case diagrams Composite structure diagrams* Activity diagrams* Statechart diagrams* * New or expanded coverage in this edition Also new in this edition is coverage of UML's Object Constraint Language (OCL). Using OCL, you can specify more narrowly the functionality described in a given diagram by recording limits that are the result of business rules and other factors. The UML 2.0 Pocket Reference travels well to meetings and fits nicely into your laptop bag. It's near impossible to memorize all aspects of UML, and with this book along, you won't have to.
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