UML for Java™ Programmers
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ROBERT C. MARTIN is President of Object Mentor Inc., a leading consultancy in object-oriented design, patterns, UML, agile methodologies, and eXtreme programming. He authored the JOLT Award-winning publication Agile Software Development: Principles, Patterns, and Practices (Prentice Hall) and the best-selling Designing Object-Oriented C++ Applications Using the Booch Method (Prentice Hall). He edited Pattern Languages of Program Design 3 (Addison-Wesley), edited More C++ Gems, and co-authored XP in Practice with James Newkirk (Addison-Wesley). A well-known speaker at international developer's events, Martin edited the C++ Report for four years.
UML for Java Programmers
Robert C. Martin
All the UML Java developers need to know
You don't use UML in a vacuum: you use it to build software with a specific programming language. If that language is Java, you need UML for Java Programmers. In this book, one of the world's leading object design experts becomes your personal coach on UML 1&2 techniques and best practices for the Java environment.
Robert C. Martin illuminates every UML 1&2 feature and concept directly relevant to writing better Java software--and ignores features irrelevant to Java developers. He explains what problems UML can and can't solve, how Java and UML map to each other, and exactly how and when to apply those mappings.
- Pragmatic coverage of UML as a working tool for Java developers
- Shows Java code alongside corresponding UML diagrams
- Covers every UML diagram relevant to Java programmers, including class, object, sequence, collaboration, and state diagrams
- Introduces dX, a lightweight, powerfully productive RUP & XP-derived process for successful software modeling
- Includes a detailed, start-to-finish case study: remote service client, server, sockets, and tests
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good book, sprinkle with salt,
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This review is from: UML for Java¿ Programmers (Paperback)I just led a study group of 15 people reading this book. The book is very down-to-earth with a lot of practical advice for how a group of programmers can effectively use UML to aid in communication of ideas across a team.
It only covers 5 of the 11 or so UML diagram types, but it covers the ones that will really be used by java programmers day-to-day, in design documents, whiteboards, etc. For each it talks about real world, practical approaches on how to use them to communicate ideas.
Bob Martin is an 'Agile' guy, and it really comes across in this book. A lot of his arguments come down to "A lot of the pomp and circumstance surrounding UML is pretty useless, except when it isn't", and while he tries to instill when that will be, that kind of knowledge reaslly only comes with experience. He also advocates that the diagrams should be 'lightweight enough to be thrown away', which is an opinion that can rub a lot of people the wrong way, is a very valid... Read more
28 of 38 people found the following review helpful
"Why I Hate UML" by Robert C. Martin,
This review is from: UML for Java¿ Programmers (Paperback)This book could have easily been titled, "Bob Martin hates UML". Actually, that it isn't quite fair. Only the first part should have that title. The second section should be named, "UML is boring so let's design an object oriented coffee pot". The last section could be titled, "I don't have anything else to say so let me pad the book with 50 pages of Java code".
As far as UML goes, the book covers five diagrams. The author's advice can be summed up as "don't use UML except on the back of a napkin that you immediately throw away". Use cases are reduced to four pages and he advises against getting any real details. He likes sequence diagrams as long as they are so trivial that they impart no real information. He gives an example of a "too complex" diagram that in half of a page clearly and simply shows the inter-relationship between six classes. Trying to understand this same relationship with code could take hours.
The... Read more
27 of 38 people found the following review helpful
Uncle Bob's advice could be harmful to your career,
This review is from: UML for Java¿ Programmers (Paperback)Before you buy this book, consider your career, what's happening in technology. The advice this book offers is from a programmer-only point of view that may work quite well for small programmer teams, but not scale in the world I'm in--namely aerospace with complex comm protocols, embedded systems, multi-million lines of code for ground systems, hundreds of programmers, testers etc. Many of the premises the book is based on are not true. 1. The long pole in the tent is not the programming but the maintenance. It's when Uncle Bob has long left and the poor guy who has to fix the bugs left behind. Although Bob, who advocates throwing out UML regularly, can recall the key diagrams from 5 years ago, that certainly does my project little good. The architecture begins to rot because of incompleteness. 2. Uncle Bob and most other hacker-oriented programmers think UML is only for communicating to other people. Thus those who demand precision and detail are seen as UML police, creating a... Read more
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Table of Contents
1. Overview of UML for Java™ Programmers.
2. Working with Diagrams.
3. Class Diagrams.
4. Sequence Diagrams.
5. Use Cases.
6. Principles of OOD.
7. The Practices: dX.
9. Object Diagrams.
10. State Diagrams.
11. Heuristics and Coffee.
12. SMC Remote Service: Case Study.
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