“Terry’s style is always direct, approachable, and pragmatic. Abstraction is hard, and visualizing abstractions is as well, but here she’ll guide you in doing both using Rational Software Architect.”Master UML 2.0 Visual Modeling with IBM Rational Software Architect
—From the Foreword by Grady Booch, IBM Fellow
Using IBM Rational Software Architect, you can unify all aspects of software design and development. It allows you to exploit new modeling language technology to architect systems more effectively and develop them more productively.
Now, two of IBM’s leading experts have written the definitive, start-to-finish guide to UML 2-based visual modeling with Rational Software Architect. You’ll learn hands-on, using a simplified case study that’s already helped thousands of professionals master analysis, design, and implementation with IBM Rational technologies.
Renowned UML expert Terry Quatrani and J2EE/SOA evangelist Jim Palistrant walk you through visualizing all facets of system architecture at every stage of the project lifecycle. Whether you’re an architect, developer, or project manager, you’ll discover how to leverage IBM Rational’s latest innovations to optimize any project.
- Making the most of model-driven development with Rational Software Architect’s integrated design and development tools
- Understanding visual modeling: goals, techniques, language, and processes
- Beginning any visual modeling project: sound principles and best practices
- Capturing and documenting functional requirements with use case models
- Creating analysis models that begin to reveal your optimal system implementation
- Building design models that abstract your implementation model and source code
- Using implementation models to represent your system’s physical composition, from subsystems to executables and data
- Transforming these models to actual running code
The IBM Press developerWorks® Series is a unique undertaking in which print books and the Web are mutually supportive. The publications in this series are complemented by resources on the developerWorks Web site on ibm.com. Icons throughout the book alert the reader to these valuable resources.
Table of Contents
About the Authors xxiii
Chapter 1: Introduction to Visual Modeling 1
The Triangle for Success 4
The Role of Notation 5
History of the UML 5
The Role of Process 8
What Is Iterative and Incremental Development? 8
The Rational Unified Process 9
Rational Software Architect 12
developerWorks Links 14
Chapter 2: Beginning a Project 15
Defining the Right Project 17
Eastern State University (ESU) Background 18
Risks for the Course Registration Problem 19
ESU Course Registration Problem Statement 19
Chapter 3: The Use Case Model 21
System Behavior 23
Use Cases 31
Use Case Diagrams 43
Activity Diagrams 50
developerWorks Links 58
Chapter 4: The Analysis Model 61
Creating an Analysis Model 63
Analysis Model Template 64
Use Case Realizations 66
Documenting Classes 75
Distributing Behavior 80
Sequence Diagrams 81
View of Participating Classes 87
developerWorks Links 93
Chapter 5: The Design Model 95
Design Model 97
Design Elements 101
Identifying Design Elements from Analysis Classes 105
Class Diagrams 109
User Interfaces 120
developerWorks Links 125
Chapter 6: Implementation Model 127
Persistence Choices 129
Service Data Objects 131
User Interface Choices 134
JavaServer Faces 136
Tying It Together 137
developerWorks Links 161
Appendix A: UML Metamodel 163
UML Definition Documents 165
Specification Document Structure 165
Metamodel Structure 166
Appendix B: Notation Summary 169
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