Dan Pilone is a Software Architect with SFA, Inc., cofounder and president of Zizworks, Inc. and a terrible rock climber. He has designed and implemented systems for Hughes, ARINC, UPS, and the Naval Research Laboratory. When not writing for O'Reilly, he teaches Software Design and Software Engineering at The Catholic University in Washington DC. Originally writing in C and C++, he has moved into the blissful world of managed code with Java and C#. He has had several articles published by Intelligent Enterprise and Java Developer's Journal on software process, consulting in the software industry, and 3D graphics in Java.
Neil Pitman is Chief Technical Officer of Mahjong Mania, co-developer of LamMDA from Mindset Corporation, and formerly Vice President of Research and Development at Codagen Technologies. Neil has twenty years of experience in software development ranging from medical systems to Smalltalk development platforms, gaming software to code generation. When he does real work, it's in J2EE and XSLT as well as UML. Look for him at http://www.architecturerules.com.
It provide enough "life" examples to permit you to understand the basic.
I am very pleased with the book, it is well written, and clear in its subject introduction and explanation of UML's symbols usage.
I recommend this book to both veterans and to those new to the UML alike because of how it is written.
Not only Kindle version is not readable. Strong magnifying glass should be added for free. Without such a glass; it is impossible to read about half of the diagrams. Read morePublished 3 days ago by lew
The O'Reilly Nutshell series has always served me well for inexpensive reference material. While not exhaustively in-depth, it is exactly as advertised: enough background to give... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Anonymous Customer
This is an excellent guide to UML Diagramming. It is easy to follow and provides instant instruction. I would highly recommend it!Published 13 months ago by CD music collector
I was going through the 2.0 Super Structure document and realized that I need take a step back and brush up my user space concepts. This book was of definite help. Read morePublished on February 24, 2012 by R. Pokkyarath
If you plan to read this on a kindle... Don't bother. The images are too low resolution, lines are missing, and sinceUML is all about the graphs, makes it pretty useless as a... Read morePublished on November 21, 2011 by EasyTarget
This is my first ever review on Amazon. Why now? Because I am so annoyed with this book I want to draw Amazon's attention to a problem I am noticing for Kindle adaptations of... Read morePublished on July 14, 2011 by Amazon Customer
There are a lot of examples in the book - all of them being presented in unreadable bitmaps. Was this a school project?Published on May 17, 2011 by jim.at.wamboin
I still kept it though, since it's good. It's on my desk at work. I blame the reek on the graduates.Published on November 30, 2010 by Nicholas Miller
Not a bad bood by any sense of the word but it is sort of intermediate. It doesn't provide a good introduction to UML you really need more pictures It is sort of hard to use as a... Read morePublished on October 22, 2010 by Rockstrongo