Book Review
UML Bible


The ultimate UML reference book that covers the 1.x and 2.0 standards.
For more detailed information, view the publishers homepage: Wiley

Author:Thomas A. Pender
Page Count:984 pages
Publication Date:06/2003
Covered UML Versions:1.x, 2.0
Website of the Book:

Subjects:  UML

About the Author

Thomas A. Pender is the author of six courses on UML. He has taught throughout the United States and in 12 other countries and has over 20 years of systems development experience in various industries. Tom has spent the past four years providing teaching and consulting services to companies that are transitioning to object-oriented technologies.


FocusApplying UML
Theoretical Foundation
PrerequisitesUML Modeling
Possibilities to searchGlossary
not suited at all, very little content, doesn't apply
  very well suited, right on the spot


There's a great 'whump' factor to this book - that satisfying sound a book makes when it lands on a desk. At 984 pages (and 3.1 pounds, according to Amazon), it's certainly a reference book and not a cover-to-cover read.

As for what's between those covers...

I've found the UML Bible to be the ultimate resource for the UML - both 1.x and 2.0. Topics are thorough and well organized, and entries cover more than just the basics while maintaining their readability. The glossary (with inline graphics) and extensive index are of superior quality.

Don't expect a tutorial - you'll be overwhelmed if you are starting from zero. But once you have read an entry-level book or a few UML web sites, this book will probably always remain within arms' reach.

Elizabeth Graham, Technical Editor, Gentleware AG, 09/2005

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