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by Scott W. Ambler

  • ISBN: 0521616786
  • Author: Scott W. Ambler
  • ePub ver: 1330 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 202
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 9, 2005)
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  • Category: IT
  • Subcategory: Programming
epub The Elements of UML(TM) 2.0 Style download

Praise for Scott Ambler's previous books: . .With the release of UML . into the wild, it was inevitable that Ambler would update his Elements of UML Style book.

Praise for Scott Ambler's previous books: .Scott Ambler's book delivers exactly what it promises-a robust look into building object applications. Software Development on Building Object Applications That Work (Cambridge, 1998) the best book I've read that covers the basic fundamentals of object-oriented software engineering and process. Like its predecessor, this little book is more a companion than a teacher.

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Coming from renowned UML expert Scott Ambler, the book furnishes a set of rules for modelling in the UML and describes a collection of standards and guidelines for creating effective UML diagrams that will be concise and easy to understand.

Coming from renowned UML expert Scott Ambler, the book furnishes a set of rules for modelling in the UML and describes a collection of standards and guidelines for creating effective UML diagrams that will be concise and easy to understand.

Coming from renowned UML expert Scott Ambler, the book furnishes a set of rules for modelling in the UML and describes a. Superstructure Specification. It provides conventions for: Class diagrams; Timing Diagrams; Use case diagrams; Composite Structure Diagrams; Sequence diagrams; Interaction Overview Diagrams; Activity diagrams; Object diagrams; State machine diagrams; Package diagrams; Communication diagrams; Deployment diagrams and Component diagrams.

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Coming from renowned UML expert Scott Ambler, the book furnishes a set of rules for modelling in the UML and . IEEE Computer "It's fully loaded with information that can make your UML diagrams far better than most. That's because the author doesn't waste space.

For all developers who create models using the Unified Modeling Language (UML) 2.x The Elements of UML(TM) 2.0 Style sets the rules for style that will improve your productivity - especially in teams, where understandability and consistency are critical. Coming from renowned UML expert Scott Ambler, the book furnishes a set of rules for modelling in the UML and describes a collection of standards and guidelines for creating effective UML diagrams that will be concise and easy to understand. It provides conventions for: Class diagrams; Timing Diagrams; Use case diagrams; Composite Structure Diagrams; Sequence diagrams; Interaction Overview Diagrams; Activity diagrams; Object diagrams; State machine diagrams; Package diagrams; Communication diagrams; Deployment diagrams and Component diagrams. The Elements of UML(TM) 2.0 Style sets the rules for style that will improve your productivity.
Comments (7)

Rexfire
As others have noted, this book is not intended to "teach" you UML, but instead to build on (and subsequently enhance) one's knowledge of the UML.

The Good: It serves as a quick reference for your UML diagrams. That being before (and during) your artifact creation, this book can be used as a "check-list" to ensure your modeling techniques are sound. I personally use it as a "bathroom" book, in that you can pick it up at any point and quickly derive information based on your current need.

The Bad: The physical size (not the volume) of the book is rather small. I prefer larger books, but that is my subjective opinion. Additionally, the examples Ambler uses are the same old "Online Ordering", "School Enrollment", "Sales Clerk", etc. he uses in other literature he's produced. No big deal, really-but it would be nice to see new examples to drive his point across.

All in all, I would definitely recommend this book to ANYONE interested in increasing their UML knowledge. And for $10.00 it is a real bargain! Just remember, if you are wanting to learn UML basics, this book is not for you.
Elastic Skunk
Great reference book
Goltikree
With the release of UML 2.0 into the wild, it was inevitable that Ambler would update his Elements of UML Style book. Like its predecessor, this little book is more a companion than a teacher. You will not learn how to do UML modeling from this guide--that is not its intent--but you will learn how to make your UML models more readable and consistent. Ironically, books that do intend to teach you UML modeling do not talk about "goodness" or accessibility of the model's representation. This guide brings that balance to your use of UML.

There are many "gems" sleeping in his book. In his section on the Sequence diagram Ambler recommends putting the message text near the receiver side of the message arrow. This is not subtle: it makes the model significantly easier to read--especially when evolving the diagram in real-time on a white board. "Prefer Names over Types for Parameters" is another, and especially true when modeling from an analysis mindset rather than describing design. I could go on, but that would be redundant. Get the book. Read it. Consider his recommendations, and feel free to go in another direction if you can justify that direction is an improvement in clarity and communication.

Not everything Ambler says should be taken as "the way", of course. As an experienced modeler I have certain style preferences to which I gravitate, and which violate some of Ambler's precepts. In use case diagrams, for example, I always denote an arrowhead on the actor-to-use case association. I also note specific stereotypes on the actors of a use case diagram because not all actors in a system are equal in importance in the project lifecycle. But I follow, and have independently adopted, many of Ambler's recommendations. Indeed, I know that many of his recommendations are derived from the common usage of the modeling community, plus his own unique additions.

If you are just starting out with UML diagramming, this little guide will help you adopt some consistency as you navigate the new landscape of 13 diagrams in UML 2.0. Not all of those diagrams are equally important, either, and I was very pleased to see Ambler clearly stating his reservations about the Composite Structure diagram. Many of us wonder about the value of this offering in UML when other issues such as data modeling and UI modeling have been so prominently absent since UML's inception.
Xtintisha
As with other "Style" books, this one is *not* meant to teach you UML 2.0, but rather to bring some consistency between / among stakeholders when actually applying its usage in the real world to increase effective communication. For example, UML models are used to explore and communicate your requirements, architecture, and design ideas, and by following the guidelines described in this book you increase both the quality of your models and the chance that others will understand what you mean. This book is a valuable reference for anyone using the UML.
Dagdage
This is one of the required books for a class I'm taking. Book is relevant to the class and good reference guide.
RuTGamer
If you do not know UML do not buy this book. It will not teach you UML.
Watikalate
When I wrote a review for the original book (The Elements of UML Style) I commented on Scott Ambler's fantastic style of writing. The simplicity with which he puts across even the most complex concepts is truly appreciated by this 20++ year software veteran.

Scott subscribes to, and adheres to, the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Scott!). That is what makes it so easy to understand and appreciate his style. In this book Scott has updated the original text to include the diagrams of UML 2.0 and to use and explain the new terminology that goes with them.

More interestingly Scott has also included two styles of diagrams. This includes both nicely produced diagrams from some unknown software tool AND a selection of hand-drawn diagrams. Two of the practices of Agile Modeling (AM) are "Model to Understand" and "Model to Communicate". Very often as we first model to understand problems and their domains, we utilize the UML but in an informal way, such as through the use of white boards. So, to finally see a UML book with hand-drawn diagrams is a great step forward. Thanks, Scott!

This book is small enough to fit in your pocket but is incredibly massive in applicability. It belongs on the desks of every developer (AND their manager!) working with UML. Whether applying UML in an agile environment or within the constraints of behemoth software development projects, a basic understanding of the UML is essential. This book will get your team there, quickly.

Research shows that the number one factor that contributes to project success (or failure) is the ability (or inability) to communicate well. That was one of the goals of the UML, a truly UNIFIED language in the arena of modeling. A key value in Agile Modeling (AM) is communication. Coupled with the AM principle of Know Your Models and the AM practice of Apply Modeling Standards, this book will assure that your project's modeling efforts shine.

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