Improve Your Design
Skills and Learn UML from a Gifted Teacher
About the Book
Object technology is increasingly recognized as a valuable tool in application
development, but what is not yet recognized is the importance of design in the
construction of robust and adaptable object-oriented (O.O.) applications. With
the recent introduction and widespread adoption of the Unified Modeling Language
(UML), programmers are now equipped with a powerful tool for expressing software
designs. Fundamentals of Object-Oriented Design in UML shows aspiring and
experienced programmers alike how to apply UML. design concepts, and the best
practices in O.O. development to improve both their code and their success rates
with object-based projects.
In the first two chapters, best selling author Meilir Page-Jones
introduces novices to key concepts and terminology, demystifying the jargon, and
provides a context in which to view object orientation. Part II is a practical
and well-illustrated guide to UML notation and to building the most useful UML
diagrams. Part III grapples with advanced topics in the testing and improvement
of design quality, including connascence, level-2 encapsulation, and the use of
state-space and behavior to assess class hierarchies. These design principles
are explained and demonstrated without reference to any one design methodology
so that they are easily accessible and applicable in a variety of contexts. Programmers
and designers learn how to asess and enhance their work as the author walks them
through the evaluation of designs taken from actual projects and the realistic
example that ends the book.
Readers will also come away with a better understanding
of object-oriented concepts and how to design and develop the high-quality software
their clients need.
"A real tour de force. Page-Jones manages with rare warmth and
wit to combine academic precision and practical help for all those facing the
complex challenges of software design and development in the 21st century."
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