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The rational rose tool

ANY SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT method is best supported by a tool. When I first started OO modeling, my tool was paper and a pencil, which left a lot to be desired. There are many tools on the market today—everything from simple drawing tools to sophisticated object modeling tools. This book makes use of the tool Rational Rose. At every step, there is a description of how to use Rational Rose to complete the step.

The Rational Rose product family is designed to provide the software developer with a complete set of visual modeling tools for development of robust, efficient solutions to real business needs in the client/server, distributed enterprise, and real-time systems environments. Rational Rose products share a common universal standard, making modeling accessible to nonprogrammers wanting to model business processes as well as to programmers modeling applications logic. An evaluation version of the Rational Rose tool may be obtained at the Rational Software Corporation website at www.rational.com.

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