Thursday, December 18, 2003

UML Distilled: Third Edition and Still the Best

Martin Fowler (2003) UML Distilled: A Brief Guide to the Standard Object Modeling Language, Third Edition. Addison-Wesley.

Martin has an errata page for this book and a blog which might be of interest.

"What can a UML expert familiar with the arcane minutiae of the specification learn from Martin's distillation of UML 2.0? Quite a bit, as can you. To start with, Martin adroitly reduces a large and complex language into a pragmatic subset that he has proven effective in his practice. he has resisted the easy route of tacking on additional pages to the last edition of his book. As the language has grown, Martin has kept true to his goal of seeking the "fraction of UML that is most useful: and telling you just that. The fraction he refers to is the mythical 20 percent of UML that helps you do 80 percent of your work. Capturing and taming this elusive beast is no mean accomplishment!" Cris Kobryn


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