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Description - UML for Mere Mortals by Robert A. Maksimchuk

UML for Mere Mortals "There are many books that shine light on the darkest corners of the UML, but Eric and Bob present just the essentials needed to make you effective in modeling all the important aspects of a software-intensive system."--Grady Booch"Bob and Eric have managed to capture key system and software design techniques in a style that is refreshingly straightforward to understand and apply, and to distill their ideas and insight from more than a decade of practical use of UML into a book that will increase your appreciation for UML and make you more effective."--Dr. Alan W. Brown, Distinguished Engineer, IBM Rational"A practical introduction to designing real-world business systems using UML, explained from first principles. A great book for anyone who wants to start learning the industry s standard modeling language."--Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director, Object Management GroupNeed to get results with UML...without unnecessary complexity or mind-numbing jargon? You need UML for Mere Mortals . This easy-to-read introduction is perfect for technical professionals and business stakeholders alike: anyone who needs to create, understand, or review UML models, without becoming a hard-core modeler. There s nothing theoretical about this book. It explains UML in the context of your real-world challenges. It s organized around the activities you ll need to perform. It focuses on the UML elements you ll find most useful. And it offers specific answers for the problems you re most likely to face.Drawing on extensive experience, the authors offer pragmatic explanations and guidance on core techniques ranging from use cases to component diagrams, architectural patterns to application and database modeling. You ll find practical coverage for using UML to support testing, as well as discussion of UML 2.0 and its implications. Whether you re a manager, programmer, architect, database designer, or documentation specialist, UML for Mere Mortals is the handy resource you need to help you achieve your goals with UML...simply, quickly, painlessly.(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780321246240
ISBN-10: 0321246241
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 178mm x 18mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Robert A. Maksimchuk

UML for Mere MortalsAbout the Authors Robert A. Maksimchuk Robert A. Maksimchuk is a veteran systems engineer with over 25 years of hardware and software systems development experience in a widely diverse group of industries. For most of his career, Mr. Maksimchuk's focus has been using his object-oriented (OO) expertise to help numerous companies employ OO techniques to solve their business problems. He is co-author of UML for Database Design (ISBN 0-201-72163-5), and has also written articles for various trade magazines. Mr. Maksimchuk, Industry Solutions Market Manager for IBM Rational, has traveled worldwide, speaking at numerous technology forums, companies, and conferences and leading workshops and seminars on OO development with UML. Eric J. Naiburg Eric J. Naiburg is group market manager of desktop products for IBM Rational Software. He is responsible for market strategy, planning, and messaging around Rational's desktop products including XDE, WebSphere Studio, Rational's testing solutions, and more. Prior to his current position, Mr. Naiburg was manager of product management, focusing on the IBM Rational Rose and IBM Rational XDE product lines. His focus was to extend the ability of Rational's products to support database design and e-business solutions within the visual modeling tools space and the UML. Mr. Naiburg came to Rational from Logic Works Inc., where he was product manager for ERwin and ModelMart. He is co-author of UML for Database Design (ISBN 0-201-72163-5), and has also written articles for various trade magazines. A(c) Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.