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UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language

by Martin Fowler

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By the standard of "if you learn one thing from a book, it's worth the price", I was happy with this book. The most valuable thing I learned from the book was how to read and build sequence charts. Some of the design process parts at the beginning are too vague to take action on. Wouldn't want to study UML spec sheets (no common person should want to), so this book was enough to get up and running. ( )
  danrk | Jun 23, 2015 |
Concise explanation of Unified Modelling Language, but limited to that. Easy to follow and concise. Would need to look at other books for more detail of concepts UML is representing. ( )
  Murdocke23 | Jan 31, 2010 |
Short and concise is good. ( )
  alv | Jan 4, 2007 |
A quick read, but I'm not sure how much will sink in. Fowler focuses on the his favorite parts of the UML and dispenses practical advice on when and how it may be useful. Reading a large volume book on the UML would probably be tortuous. ( )
  tjbond | Mar 5, 2006 |
A good book to explain the UML from different diagrams view ( )
  tongqg | Nov 13, 2005 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0321193687, Paperback)

The second edition of Martin Fowler's bestselling UML Distilled provides updates to the Unified Modeling Language (UML) without changing its basic formula for success. It is still arguably the best resource for quick, no-nonsense explanations of using UML.

The major strength of UML Distilled is its short, concise presentation of the essentials of UML and where it fits within today's software development process. The book describes all the major UML diagram types, what they're for, and the basic notation involved in creating and deciphering them. These diagrams include use cases; class and interaction diagrams; collaborations; and state, activity, and physical diagrams. The examples are always clear, and the explanations cut to the fundamental design logic.

For the second edition, the material has been reworked for use cases and activity diagrams, plus there are numerous small tweaks throughout, including the latest UML v. 1.3 standard. An appendix even traces the evolution of UML versions.

Working developers often don't have time to keep up with new innovations in software engineering. This new edition lets you get acquainted with some of the best thinking about efficient object-oriented software design using UML in a convenient format that will be essential to anyone who designs software professionally. --Richard Dragan

Topics covered: UML basics, analysis and design, outline development (software development process), inception, elaboration, managing risks, construction, transition, use case diagrams, class diagrams, interaction diagrams, collaborations, state diagrams, activity diagrams, physical diagrams, patterns, and refactoring basics.

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