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Developing Enterprise Java Applications with J2ee(tm) and UML (Addison-Wesley Object Technology)by Khawar Zaman Ahmed
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The Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition (J2EE TM) offers great promise for dramatically improving the way that enterprise applications are built, and organizations that have adopted the J2EE are gaining a competitive advantage. The industry-standard Unified Modeling Language (UML) has helped countless organizations achieve software success through visual modeling. Together, the UML and J2EE form a powerful set of tools, but the intricacies involved with using them in tandem are considerable.
While UML is highly effective for specifying, designing, constructing, visualizing, and documenting software systems, J2EE offers enterprise developers a simplified, component-based approach to application development. However, when using the two technologies together, developers must first consider--and attempt to reconcile--the different characteristics of each.
Developing Enterprise Java Applications with J2EE TM and UML examines the best ways to jointly leverage these technologies. Exploring concrete methods for completing a successful development project, the authors cover the use of UML and J2EE in detail. Using practical examples and a case study, they illustrate the pros and cons of specific design approaches, show how personal experience can affect design decisions, and demonstrate proven approaches for building better, software faster.
With this book as a guide, developers will be able to overcome the challenges in using UML and J2EE together, and be on their way to building robust, scalable, and complex applications.
Book News Annotation:
For software architects and developers, a guide to development with Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition and the Unified Modeling Language. Used together, they can provide robust, scalable, and complex applications, but first developers must reconcile the different characteristics of each. The text uses practical examples and a case study to illustrate the pros and cons of specific design approaches. Assumes some familiarity with Java, C++, or a similar language; prior experience with UML, J2EE, or enterprise application development is helpful but not required.
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This reference demonstrates how to use J2EE and Unified Modelling Language (UML) to develop enterprise Java applications. Both the authors have experience in building robust J2EE applications using UML. The volume also seeks to give the reader an appreciation of the challenges involved.
About the Author
Khawar Ahmed is a member of the Rational Rose team at Rational Software Corporation. He assists internal and external customers of Rational Rose with the use of UML and Rational Rose in the areas of Java, J2EE, XML, and Web modeling. He has over eleven years of software development experience and has been using visual modeling since the early 1990s.
Cary Umrysh has over twelve years of experience in object-oriented software development. Formerly a Rational Rose development manager and product manager at Rational Software Corporation, he is currently managing development teams for several key Enterprise Java software systems for use in the energy industry.
Table of Contents
How to Use This Book.
1. Introduction to Enterprise Software.
What is Enterprise Software?
Challenges in Developing Enterprise Software
Evolution of Enterprise Software
Enterprise Software and Component Based Software.
2. Introduction to J2EE.
What is the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition?
A Brief History of J2EE.
Brief Overview of J2EE.
Other J2EE Technologies and API.
3. Introduction to the UML.
What is the Unified Modeling Language (UML)?
Why use the J2EE and the UML Together?
Challenges in Modeling J2EE in the UML.
Extension Mechanisms in the UML.
The Approach to J2EE UML Modeling.
4. UML and Java.
5. Overview of Activities.
What is a Software Development Process?
Brief Overview of Popular Approaches to Software Development.
The Just-Develop-It Approach.
The Waterfall Process.
The Iterative Process.
The Rational Unified Process.
The ICONIX Process.
Extreme Programming/Feature-Driven Development.
Approach Used in This Book.
Overview of Major activities.
Chapter 6: Architecture.
Chapter 7: Analyzing the Customer Needs.
Chapter 8: Creating the Design.
Chapters 10-15 Detailed Design.
Chapters 16 Case Study.
What is Software Architecture?
Key Concepts in Enterprise Application Architecture.
Approaches to Software Architecture.
The J2EE View of Architecture.
The 4+1view Model of Architecture.
Hofmeister et al Four Views of Architecture.
Putting it All Together.
7. Analyzing the Customer Needs.
Why software Analysis and Design?
Use Case Modeling.
Finding the Actors.
Finding the Use Cases.
Use Case Diagrams.
Use Case Relationships.
8. Creating the Design.
Use Case Analysis.
Use Case Realizations.
Refined Use Case Description.
Coalescing the Analysis Classes.
9. Overview of J2EE Technologies.
The Big Picture.
Assembly and Deployment.
Introduction to Servlets.
Best Served Small.
Required Methods and Tagged Values.
HTTP Request Handlers.
Advanced Handler Methods.
Quick Guide to HTTP Requests.
The RequestDispatcher Interface.
Modeling Servlets in UML.
Modeling Other Servlet Aspects.
Servlet Session Management.
Servlet Deployment and Web Archives.
Identifying Servlets in Enterprise Applications.
11. JavaServer Page.
Introduction to JavaServer Pages.
Typical uses of JSP.
Model 1 and Model 2 architectures.
JSP versus Servlet.
Anatomy of a JSP.
Objects Accessible to a JSP Implicitly.
JSP and the UML.
Modeling Client Side Relationships.
Modeling Server Side Relationships.
JSP in Enterprise Applications.
12. Session Beans.
Introduction to Enterprise JavaBeans.
Enterprise JavaBean Views and the UML.
Representing an Enterprise JavaBean in UML.
Session Beans Types and Conversational State.
Modeling Session Bean Conversational State.
Cleanup and Removal.
The SessionSynchronization Interface.
Limitations for stateless Session Beans.
Session Bean Technology.
Modeling Interface Behavior.
Session Bean Lifecycle.
Session Bean Common Scenarios.
Modeling Session Bean Relationships.
Session beans and plain Java classes.
Session beans and JavaBeans.
Session beans and servlets.
Session bean and JSP.
Session bean inheritance.
Identifying Session Beans in Enterprise Applications.
13. Entity Beans.
Introduction to Entity Beans.
Coarse-Grained Business Objects.
Entity Bean Views and the UML.
Transactions and Concurrency.
Abstract Persistence Schema.
EJB Query Language (EJB QL).
Duplicating these Relationships in J2EE 1.2.
Entity Bean Technology.
Primary Key Class.
Entity Bean Lifecycle.
Entity Bean Common Scenarios.
Modeling Entity Bean Relationships.
Entity Bean and other Java classes.
Entity Bean and JavaBeans.
Entity Bean, Servlets and JSPs.
Entity Bean and Session Beans.
Entity Bean to Entity Bean relationships.
Identifying Entity Beans in Enterprise Applications.
14. Message-Driven Beans.
Introduction to Message Beans.
The Java Message Service.
Role of JMS and Message Beans in EJB.
Why use Messaging and Message Beans.
When to use Message Beans.
Message Bean Views and the UML.
UML Benefits for Message Beans.
Message Bean Technology.
Message Bean Lifecycle.
Message Bean Common Scenario.
Modeling Message Bean Relationships.
Modeling relationships with other classes.
Message Bean and other J2EE technologies.
Identifying Message Beans in Enterprise Applications.
15. Assembly and Deployment.
Component modeling of J2EE technologies.
Representing Web Components.
Representing Enterprise JavaBeans.
Component modeling of enterprise applications.
Assembly and deployment of Enterprise Java Applications.
16. Case Study.
Case Study Background.
Rationale and Assumptions.
Bill Payment Services.
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