UML Literature

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We have had a close look at the most popular books on UML and have presented the most interesting in the following literature list. At the end of each entry you will find a summary and review written by one of our colleagues. We hope you’ll find this helpful, and that you will help us enhance the list by sending your book recommendation to us at:

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English Book Reviews

Subject: Software Engineering

The following books are listed in alphabetical order.
 NEW   Applying UML and Patterns
An Introduction to Object-Oriented Analysis and Design and the Unified Process
Craig Larman - 3rd Edition - Prentice Hall PTR, 10/2004
An introduction to object-oriented analysis and design, iterative development, and the UML.
Eclipse Modeling Framework
Frank Budinsky, Ray Ellersick, et al - Addison-Wesley Professional, 8/2003
The book describes the Eclipse Modeling Framework (EMF), an advanced framework unifying Java, XML and UML. EMF allows developers to generate models and generate code easily. As part of the eclipse ecosystem, it integrates tightly into is eclipse environment.
J2EE Development without EJB
Rod Johnson, Juergen Hoeller - Wrox, 06/2004
A thorough discussion of the appropriate use of EJB and how to develop without it.
 NEW   Learning UML 2.0
A Pragmatic Introduction to UML
Russell Miles, Kim Hamilton - 1st Edition - O'Reilly Media, 06/2006
A gentle and practical introduction to UML.
Patterns of Enterprise Application Architecture
Martin Fowler - Addison-Wesley Professional, 05/2002
A collection of high level construction concepts for (typically) web-based enterprise applications.

With Contributions by
David Rice, Matthew Foemmel, Edward Hieatt, Robert Mee, Randy Stafford
Practical Software Engineering
A Case-Study Approach
Leszek Maciaszek, Bruc Lee Liong - Addison-Wesley, 08/2004
This book is a practical introduction to software engineering, including new trends like agile development, test driven development, design patterns and refactoring. A case study is iteratively developed in this book, all examples are based on UML and Java.

The book has been written by using Poseidon for UML as modeling tool for
some of the UML diagrams and offers an attached CD that includes a free license of Poseidon for UML Community Edition.

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