Paperback: 504 pages
Publisher: Sams Publishing; 3 edition (March 25, 2004)
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 1.2 x 9.1 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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I'm a graduate student in a Systems Engineering class, and I was having problems following the instructor's lectures and homework because the instructor was throwing in a lot of UML-based work without introducing UML in class first. I had downloaded a community version of a UML diagramming tool (Astah) from which I hoped to pick up enough of the syntax and semantics to get up to speed, but I found the lack of "help" files and the foreignness of the UML prevented that approach from being successful for me. I spoke with the instructor, who recommended the Sam's "Teach Yourself UML in 24 Hours" as a good starter text. He also recommended "UML Distilled..." by Martin Fowler et al. (now in its third edition). I skimmed the Fowler book first, and found it useful but heavily focused on software. When I read through the Sam's "Teach Yourself" book, I found it both more approachable as a novice and more general in terms of the application of the UML to things other than software. I still had some learning to do, as not every UML tool implements every UML concept in the same way, and my instructor kept using a "context diagram" that was nowhere to be found in the UML! I later discovered he was using the IDEF0 context diagram without labeling it as such. However, the Sam's book was instrumental in my quickly grasping basic UML diagramming.I can't comment on the included CD, because I haven't used it.
This is a good introduction to the greatness of UML. I gets you up to speed quickly on what UML is, the various types of diagrams, and how to use UML in the real world. If you are looking for comprehensive coverage of the topic you will probably want to read some books by Martin Fowler and/or Scott Ambler next.
Its a great book,simplified the whole concept of UML to me. I have always had it tough to understand UML as programmer, the teach your series (UML) as contributed immersely to my understanding of UML. A Big Thanks to the Author.
Im study UML in college this is one great book and Joseph explain very well.One clear and cristal speak to me one not english native.Buy it and learn UML easely.
Reasonably clear introduction to UML. I've tried others (O'Reilly for instance). This is best.
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