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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Subject: Software Development

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.
Better, Faster, Lighter Java
Bruce A. Tate, Justin Gehtland - O'Reilly Media, 06/2004
In 'Better, Faster, Lighter Java' the authors argue that the old heavyweight architectures are unwieldy, complicated, and contribute to slow and buggy application code. As an alternative means for building better applications, the authors present two "lightweight" open source architectures: Hibernate - a persistence framework that does its job with a minimal API and gets out of the way - and Spring - a container that's not invasive, heavy or complicated.
Contributing to Eclipse
Principles, Patterns, and Plug-Ins
Kent Beck, Erich Gamma - Addison-Wesley Professional, 10/2003
A book for Eclipse plug-in developers that describes Eclipse basic concepts and plug-in architecture as well as patterns and principles for plug-in development.
Building Commercial-Quality Plug-ins
Eric Clayberg, Dan Rubel - Addison-Wesley Professional, 06/2004
A book for developers who aim to write commercial-quality Eclipse 3.0
Enterprise Development with Visual Studio .NET, UML, and MSF
John Erik Hansen, Carsten Thomsen - Apress L.P., 05/2004
A solid introduction to UML, development processes, software design, Visio, Visual Source Safe, and several other tools. This is the book to read if you are planning to stem a project using the described Microsoft tools and platforms.
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.
UML Applied
A .NET Perspective
Martin L. Shoemaker - Apress L.P., 04/2004
This book is a comprehensive introduction to UML for C# developer. The author introduces "5 Steps UML" as a method to learn and apply UML very quickly.
 NEW   UML for Java Programmers
Robert C. Martin - Prentice Hall PTR, 05/2003
Java-heavy guide that introduces only the UML concepts the author deems important for Java, written from a practical standpoint.

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