Applying UML and Patterns: UML Class Diagrams
- 16.1 Applying UML: Common Class Diagram Notation
- 16.2 Definition: Design Class Diagram
- 16.3 Definition: Classifier
- 16.4 Ways to Show UML Attributes: Attribute Text and Association Lines
- 16.5 Note Symbols: Notes, Comments, Constraints, and Method Bodies
- 16.6 Operations and Methods
- 16.7 Keywords
- 16.8 Stereotypes, Profiles, and Tags
- 16.9 UML Properties and Property Strings
- 16.10 Generalization, Abstract Classes, Abstract Operations
- 16.11 Dependency
- 16.12 Interfaces
- 16.13 Composition Over Aggregation
- 16.14 Constraints
- 16.15 Qualified Association
- 16.16 Association Class
- 16.17 Singleton Classes
- 16.18 Template Classes and Interfaces
- 16.19 User-Defined Compartments
- 16.20 Active Class
- 16.21 Whats the Relationship Between Interaction and Class Diagrams?
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- Provide a reference for frequently used UML class diagram notation.
The UML includes class diagrams to illustrate classes, interfaces, and their associations. They are used for static object modeling. We’ve already introduced and used this UML diagram while domain modeling, applying class diagrams in a conceptual perspective. This chapter summarizes more of the notation, irrespective of the perspective (conceptual or software). As with the prior interaction diagram chapter, this is a reference.
Subsequent chapters focus on a more important question: What are key principles in OO design? Those chapters apply UML interaction and class diagrams to help explain and demonstrate object design. Hence, it’s useful to first skim this chapter, but there’s no need to memorize all these low-level details!