Use UML to dramatically improve your J2EE applications
This book shows you how to harness the enormous power of enterprise Java technology using the Unified Modeling Language (UML). Writing for Java developers who are interested in modeling software before they build it, Arrington takes you step-by-step through the process of developing enterprise systems using J2EE and UML to devise elegant solutions, share ideas, and track decisions throughout the entire development cycle. Using a Timecard application, you'll start with Requirements Gathering and use case diagrams to understand the system from the user's perspective and create class diagrams, sequence diagrams, and collaboration diagrams to further analyze the problem. During the technology selection process, Arrington evaluates different Java technologies and takes a detailed look at the strengths and weaknesses of EJB, XML, Servlets, Swing, RMI, and JDBC to help you determine their suitability for your project. Next, you'll describe the system at a more granular architectural level with class and package diagrams. In the design stage, you'll apply all of the results from the previous steps to create an intricate model of the system's functionality and prepare a valuable foundation for implementation. The result is a single, coherent model that describes a software system from several perspectives.
With this book, you'll: * Gain a better understanding of object-oriented analysis and design * Learn how to use only the parts of the UML that you need for Java development * Examine a wide variety of UML software models and learn how to select the best one to meet your needs * Learn how to use UML to describe other technologies and class libraries, such as Servlets, XML, and Swing
The CD-ROM contains: * All the design documents and source code for the sample Timecard application built in the book * Instructions for installing and running the sample Timecard application using Sun's J2EE reference implementation