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Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML (Addison-Wesley Object Technology)by Doug Rosenberg
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Applied Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML: An Annotated e-Commerce Example provides a practical, hands-on guide to putting use case methods to work in real-world situations. This companion workbook to Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML bridges the gap between the theory presented in the authors' first book, and the practical issues involved in the development of an internet/e-commerce application.
Uniquely conceived as a workbook, featuring an e-commerce system for an on-line bookstore as a running example, the book dissects its design in detail, demonstrates the most common design mistakes, and reveals the correct solutions. The hands-on exercises give you the opportunity to detect, identify, and correct critical errors on your own, before reviewing the solutions provided in the book.
The workbook is structured around the proven ICONIX Process, a streamlined approach to UML modeling designed to avoid analysis paralysis without skipping analysis and design. It presents the four key phases of this minimalist approach to use case driven design: domain modeling; use case modeling; robustness analysis; and sequence diagramming. For each of these topics, the book provides an overview, detailed discussion, top 10 mistakes, and a set of exercises for honing object modeling and design skills.
Another unique aspect of this book is the three chapters on reviews. The authors devote a chapter each to requirements review; preliminary design review; and critical design review. This focus on "designing quality in" by teaching how to review UML models fills a major gap in the published literature.
The book shows you, by example, how to avoid more than 70 specific design errors as shown in the "Top 10" error lists on the inside covers and within each chapter. With the information, examples, and exercises in this book, you will develop the knowledge and skills you need to apply use case modeling more effectively to your next application.
Book News Annotation:
Written for software practitioners faced with aggressive schedules, this book presents a streamlined approach to UML modeling that includes a minimal but sufficient set of diagrams and techniques for progressing from use cases to code quickly.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Aims to help developers bridge the gap between theory of Unified Software Development Process and the practical realities necessary to design and build a software system. The text incorporates practical experience and four case studies.
This compact book helps application developers bridge the gap between the theory of the newly created Unified Software Development Process and the practical realities necessary to design and build a software system. The authors present the key ingredients of the Unified Process and demonstrate how the process was conceived to work with UML, emphasizing the application of Use Cases as a primary design tool. The book incorporates a wealth of practical experience showcased by four case studies — a hospital information system, a video on demand system, a portfolio management system, and a vehicle navigation (IVHS) system.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-158) and index.
About the Author
Doug Rosenberg, of ICONIX Software Engineering, Inc., has been providing system development tools and training for nearly two decades, with particular emphasis on object-oriented methods. He developed a Unified Booch/Rumbaugh/Jacobson design method in 1993 that preceded Rational's UML by several years. He has produced over a dozen multimedia training courses on object technology, including COMPREHENSIVE COM and COMPLETE CORBA, and is the author of several Addison-Wesley titles.
Kendall Scott is a UML trainer and consultant. With more than sixteen years of experience as a technical writer, he is skilled in converting complex, technical material into understandable and easy-to-use manuals.
Table of Contents
Figures Analysis Paralysis Alerts Top 10 Lists Preface Chapter 1: The ICONIX Unified Object Modeling Approach Background Introduction to the Approach Thoughts on Methodology Process Fundamentals The Approach in a Nutshell Chapter 2: Domain Modeling Discover Classes Build Generalization Relationships4 Build Associations Between Classes Develop Association Classes Mine Your Legacy Documentation for Domain Classes Draw an Analysis-Level Class Diagram Continue to Iterate and Refine Chapter 3: Use Case Modeling Use Cases, Actors, and Use Case Diagrams Analysis-Level and Design-Level Use Cases Writing Use Cases Working Inwards From a GUI to Identify Use Cases Mining Your Legacy User Manuals for Use Cases Refining Use Cases Basic and Alternate Courses of Action Factoring Out Commonality in Usage Constructs From the UML and OML Back to Our Example Use Case Packages Use Cases and Requirements Wrapping Up Use Case Modeling Chapter 4: Robustness Analysis Key Roles of Robustness Analysis Sanity Check Completeness Check Object Identification Preliminary Design More About Robustness Analysis Object Types Performing Robustness Analysis Updating Your Domain (Static) Model Wrapping Up Robustness Analysis Chapter 5: Interaction Modeling Goals of Interaction Modeling Sequence Diagrams Getting Started Putting Methods on Classes Examples Updating Your Static Model Finalizing Attributes and Methods Ensuring Quality Adding Infrastructure Patternizing Your Design Back to the Example Completing Interaction Modeling Chapter 6: Collaboration and State Modeling When Do We Need Collaboration Diagrams? State Diagrams How Many State Diagrams Do We Need? Activity Diagrams Extending Interaction Modeling Chapter 7: Addressing Requirements What Is a Requirement? The Nature of Requirements, Use Cases, and Functions Requirements Traceability Extending a Visual Modeling Tool to Support Requirements Requirements and the ICONIX Approach Getting Ready to Code Chapter 8: Implementation Project Staffing Issues Project Management Revisiting the Static Model Allocating Classes to Components Code Headers Testing Metrics Tracking Use Case Driven Development Wrapping Up Appendix: "Uses" vs. "Extends" Bibliography Index
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