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Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Copyright © 2004, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Guide to Applying the UML
Sidan Si AlhirSpringer-VerlagLondon, Berlin, Heidelberg2002410 pp.ISBN 0-387-95209-8£35.00/e49.95 (hardbound)
Cyberneticians and systemists with an interest in Management Cybernetics or Systems Science will be aware that UML language is very well used by systems practitioners and the leaders and managers of programmes and projects. It is an established industry standard for systems analysis and design.
Interest in UML has revived because of its increased importance, particularly on the Internet.
Readers who need a guide to UML are offered a practical guide to the language and its use as a versatile tool. The book's content is extensive and it covers the following 11 chapters.
Chapter 1. An introduction to UML with a discussion of its applications
Chapters 2 and 3 – covers information about modelling/system development and activity, as well as considering the principles of object orientation.
Chapters 4-7 – covers UML models and their uses as well as describing the basic models introduced earlier.
Chapters 8 and 9 look at implication modelling (The component diagram) and the implementation of the system.
Finally, Chapters 10 and 11 discuss the language extensions and the Object Constraint Language (OCL)
The guide is reported to provide a good practical introduction to UML and its applications. In addition it provides some important lists of references.