This is the first book to teach software design in color. Peter Coad and his co-authors use four colors to represent four "archetypes": forms that appear repeatedly in effective component and object models. Given a color, you'll know the kind of attributes, links, methods, and interactions that class is likely to have. Using these color "building blocks," you can build better models for any business. Coad's team plugs these archetypes into a 12-class domain-neutral component that reflects his unparalleled modeling experience. The book delivers 47 ready-to-use, domain-specific components, each designed to help you build better models and apps. Finally, the authors introduce Feature-Driven Development, a new process for getting the most out of Java modeling and development. It's like having Peter Coad at your side, guiding you towards more effective design!
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Java Modeling in Color with UML--printed in color--provides four UML "archetypes" for common entities in business modeling. These have rather abstract names like the moment-interval. Each archetype is assigned a different color in UML. The book uses these four archetypes to model 61 domain-specific business components for manufacturing (including suppliers and inventory control), facilities management, sales, employees, and organizations, plus accounting and document management.
Similar in spirit to software-design patterns, these UML components are catalogued with short prose descriptions and illustrated with UML. The detail here is often impressive, though the type is necessarily small. (Fortunately, the CD-ROM contains all these diagrams--including Java source code--for use within your own designs.) The authors--all experts in UML--have done the heavy lifting here. The idea is to incorporate these components within your own projects.
Besides a catalog of expert components, this book describes the authors' Feature-Driven Development (FDD) software-design process. (While there is one UML standard, design processes still proliferate.) FDD touts good productivity with a minimum of overhead. The authors argue that it can be used productively within today's ever-shorter business cycles.
In all, this book features much more than just color-enhanced UML. It provides a foundation of UML (and Java classes on the CD-ROM) that can model most business problems. If you design with UML, you can surely benefit from this intelligent and visually savvy text. --Richard DraganFrom the Back Cover:
Java Modeling in Color with UML: Enterprise Components and Process is the first book to teach software design in color. Coad and his co-authors use four colors to represent four archetypes-little forms that appear again and again in effective component and object models. Given a color, you'll know the kind of attributes, links, methods, and interactions that particular class is likely to have. You develop little color building blocks that will help you build better models and get the recognition you deserve.
Color and archetypes are only the beginning. Coad and his co-authors go further, plugging those archetypes into a 12-class, domain-neutral component. Every model Coad has built over the past decade follows the basic shape and responsibilities expressed in this one component.
Coad and his co-authors go even further, taking the domain-neutral component and applying it in a wide variety of business areas. So you end up with specific examples for your business, examples you can relate to, readily understand, and benefit from. Java Modeling in Color with UML: Enterprise Components and Process delivers 61 components, 283 classes, 46 interfaces, 671 attributes, 1139 methods, and 65 interaction sequences.
On top of all of this, Coad, Lefebvre, and De Luca present Feature-Driven Development (FDD), the process for getting the most out of your Java modeling and development, delivering frequent, tangible, working results on time and within budget.
“This book brings a new dimension to the effective use of the UML, by showing you how to apply archetypes in color to enrich the content of your models.—Grady Booch, Chief Scientist, Rational Software Corporation
“I went for a job interview. The interviewer asked me to model a payroll system and gave me an hour to work it out while he observed. So I built a model using pink moment-intervals, yellow roles, green things, and blue descriptions-classes, attributes, links, methods, interactions. After 25 minutes the interviewer stopped me, saying I had already gone well beyond what others struggle to do in a full hour! So my recommendation is: read this book! It's made a better modeler out of me and I'm sure it will do the same for you.
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