UML 2 For Dummies® Kindle Edition

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From the Back Cover

Get up to speed on object-oriented modeling

Build complex architectures with UML 2, follow best practices, and express yourself

When it comes to modeling, this book is not just another pretty face! It guides you gently through the complexities of UML, helps you adjust to the UML 2 standard, shows you how to extract key information from UML models, and more. Before you know it, you’ll be communicating and developing systems like never before.

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun

About the Author

Michael Jesse Chonoles ia an established system developer, educator, author, and consultant. Michael has done just about everything that you can do in software and system development—business, requirements, and software analysis; software, system, and architectural design; coding in many languages; testing and quality control—right through marketing, packing, and shrinkwrapping the software. He is former Chief of Methodology at the Advanced Concepts Center (ACC) and has an MSE in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and BSs in Math and Physics from MIT. 

James A. Schardt is Advanced Concepts Center’s Chief Technologist. He provides 24 years of experience and a firm grounding in object oriented development, data warehousing, and distributed systems. He teaches and mentors Fortune 50 companies in the U.S. and abroad. His many years of practice in object-oriented systems, database design, change management, business engineering, instructional design, and team facilitation bring a wealth of experience to his assignments. 


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  • File Size: 13575 KB
  • Print Length: 436 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (May 29, 2007)
  • Publication Date: May 29, 2007
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003S9VTL4
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By Shane Kirk on August 10, 2004
Format: Paperback
I've attempted to wade through many, many UML texts. Most have two things in common - they overwhelm you with terminology and/or they generally bore you to tears. Chonoles and Schardt's book was a pleasant surprise. They do a great job of simplifying concepts and diagramming techniques. And best of all, they don't weigh you down with terminology prematurely. They introduce buzzwords and phrases as they're needed in the text.

As for the downside, the only thing I can really complain about is the use of examples in the text. They beat on the same example(s) over and over (I feel like I know everything there is to know about air filters). Repetitive examples like that create a bit of a monotonous tone. But they do in fact get their point across, so it's ok I suppose.

For folks looking for a definitive reference to UML 2, this is not the book. It's an introductory book only. But it's a GREAT introductory book. A true gem for UML neophytes.
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"UML 2 for Dummies" is an excellent source for both students and users of UML. I was looking for a good tutorial on how UML 2 might affect systems engineering documents and found it here. Having completed the book, the reader should expect to be able to recognize and understand UML 2 diagrams and to comprehend the role of the various diagram types in the engineering process. The reader will also be able to prepare UML 2 diagrams to implement his own designs using the book as a reference. If your project is moving toward UML and object-oriented techniques or, if you just want to understand what system engineers and software designers are doing these days, this book is a good investment of your time.
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By A Customer on May 23, 2004
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My impression of most "For Dummies" books has been that, while offering excellent introduction to a given subject, their lack of depth almost always leads to a follow-up purchase on the subject. That is NOT the case here: "UML 2 For Dummies" was an excellent tutorial for a UML novice like myself, and has continued to be a valuable reference as the software team I work with further incorporates UML into our development process.
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I took a UML class at university and was having difficulty understanding the textbooks. I bought this book to help me understand the concepts, which this book did admirably. When I showed up in class with this book, the instructor told everyone how great the book is, and he used the examples in class. Excellent book!
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By A Customer on December 28, 2003
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As a system developer using UML for the first time, this book has been a great introduction to the techniques of analysis using UML 2, as well as a handy reference to pick up when I have a particular question about a diagram. Recommended!
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This book is certainly a good investment. The depth and detail of the book are good to clear and understand the concepts. This helps in lot in the preparation and also in the learning and knowledge.
A nicely written book.
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I'm a software developer with almost 20 years of experience but have never used UML before and found myself having some trouble following UML created by others and unsure where to even begin to create my own UML documentation. I found it was just too basic to be of much use. I ended up buying another more advanced book and found it to be much more useful.
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This is a fine book and I am sure I will refer to it often but here are a few items I would like to see fixed in the 2nd edition:
* I had to flip to the next page too many times to see the figure of a diagram as I was reading the text that introduced it. Please put the figure before the text or make sure it is on the facing page.
* This book is mainly about diagrams but the figure-to-text ratio was too low.
* I thought some of the UML examples were a bit off.
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