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Objects, Components, and Frameworks with UML: The Catalysis(sm) Approach (Addison-Wesley Object Technology)by Desmond Fra Dsouza
Synopses & Reviews
". . . We found Catalysis to be the first comprehensive object-oriented methodology to unify the concepts of objects, frameworks, and component technologies."
John McGehee, Senior Architect, Texas Instruments Works Project
Objects, Components, and Frameworks with UML: The Catalysis Approach is where you will learn how to use objects, frameworks, and UML notation to design, build, and reuse component-based software. Catalysis is a rapidly emerging UML-based method for object and component-based development. It provides you with a clear meaning of and systematic uses for the UML notation.
"The Catalysis Approach" explains how patterns can be characterized as model frameworks. Through the application of frameworks in requirements, specifications, architectures, and designs, you will find that all models contain recurring patterns of structure, behavior, and refinement. This opens the way to building models and designs rapidly by adapting and composing both generic and domain-specific modeling frameworks.
Key Features of Catalysis:
In development and use with the authorsi many clients since 1992, Catalysis has influenced the UML standard and the MicrosoftTI component-definition model as implemented in the Microsoft Repository. Its simple core, on-demand precision, and separation of concerns support component technologies and standards based on Java, CORBA, COM+, and RMODP.
Book News Annotation:
Explains how to use a new method, which combines Unified Modeling Language (UML) notation with frameworks and objects, to design, build, and reuse component based software. The authors explore how recurring patterns of structure, behavior, and refinement arise in the requirements and specifications of models. They demonstrate how to use those patterns to build designs and models rapidly by adapting and composing both generic and domain-specific modeling frameworks. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 723-727) and index.
About the Author
Desmond D'Souza is senior vice president of component-based development at Platinum Technologyis ICON Computing Lab, working on tools and methods for effective software engineering. Since 1985 he has helped model and build systems in finance, systems management, CAD, and telecommunications, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and companies worldwide. Alan Cameron Wills is technical director of TriReme International Ltd., consulting and training clients in many fields including banking, telecommunications, and manufacturing. Dr. Wills has worked on methods and tools since 1982, and specializes in making frontline research practical and available for main-stream software engineering.
Table of Contents
1. A Tour of Catalysis.
Objects and Actions.
Refinement: Objects and Actions at Different Scales.
Model Frameworks as Templates.
Zooming In on the Software: System Context.
Requirements Specification Models.
The Development Process.
Three Constructs Plus Frameworks.
Three Levels of Modeling.
II. MODELING WITH OBJECTS.
2. Static Models: Object Attributes and Invariants.
What Is a Static Model?
Object State: Objects and Attributes.
Implementations of Object State.
Modeling Object State: Types, Attributes, and Associations.
Models of Business; Models of Components.
Static Models: Summary.
3. Behavior Models: Object Types and Operations.
Object Behavior: Objects and Actions.
More Precise Action Specifications.
Two Java Implementations of a Calendar.
Type Specification of Calendar.
Actions with Invariants.
Interpreting an Action Specification.
Subtypes and Type Extension.
Factoring Action Specifications.
Outputs of Actions.
Subjective Model: The Meaning of Containment.
Type Specifications: Summary.
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