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: UML

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.
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.
Fast Track UML 2.0
Kendall Scott - Apress L.P., 03/2004
A concise collection and explanation of basic UML 2.0 notation.
 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.
SAMS Teach Yourself UML in 24 Hours
Josef Schmuller - Sams Publishing, 06/1999
A step-by-step guide to the world of UML. Chapter-wise progression of knowledge proceeded by summaries, a small FAQ, and a few exercises.
Schaum's Outline of UML
Simon Bennett, John Skelton, et al - 2nd - McGraw-Hill, 12/2004
A guided tutorial through UML 2.0
 NEW   The Elements of UML Style
Scott W. Ambler - Cambridge University Press, 05/2005
The guidelines presented in the classic book 'Elements of Style' from Strunk and White have helped many authors refine their work; this is what Scott W. Ambler presents for modelers with his 'Elements of UML 2.0 Style'.
UML 2 Toolkit
Hans-Erik Eriksson, Magnus Penker, et al - Wiley, 10/2003
A complete introduction to UML from the OMG press.
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.
UML Bible
Thomas A. Pender - Wiley, 06/2003
The ultimate UML reference book that covers the 1.x and 2.0 standards.
UML Components
John Cheesman, John Daniels - Addison-Wesley Professional, 10/2000
This book describes a process for specifying component based software with UML.
UML Distilled
A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language
Martin Fowler - 3rd Edition - Addison-Wesley, 09/2003
A compact presentation of the most important diagrams and concepts of UML that provides a quick and well-founded entrance to modeling with UML.
 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.
UML Weekend Crash Course
Thomas A. Pender - Wiley, 04/2002
A highly structured tutorial intended to be completed over the course of a weekend.
Visual Modeling with Rational Rose 2002 and UML
Terry Quatrani - 3rd - Addison-Wesley Professional, 10/2002
Hand-holding tutorial book for a narrow spectrum of users.

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