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Need Suggestion for UML Book

raj malhotra
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Hi I have little knowledge of UML.I want to learn UML.Can anyone please suggest me a good book for UML.
Adeel Ansari
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Joined: Aug 15, 2004
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UML Distilled is your best bet. Search Javaranch Bunkhouse or Amazon for more.
raj malhotra
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Thanks Adeel.I have just seen Amazon review i think it seems to be really a good book.And i am going to buy it .In case anybody else has to say about Best UML books can also post
Peer Reynders
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Have a look at Learning OOP and UML.

Also search this forum for "UML book" and browse through the topics.

[EDIT: updated search URI]
[ June 24, 2007: Message edited by: Peer Reynders ]
Stevie Braga
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Joined: Apr 04, 2006
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I like "Applying UML and Patterns" from Craig Larman and "Essential UML" from Martin Fowler.


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raj malhotra
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Thanks for replies .But I also like to know your opinion why you like those books .what is the difference between these books.Meanwhile i am searching through this forum to know more about these books
Ilja Preuss
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For the beginner, I highly recommend "Java for UML programmers" by Robert C. Martin. It tells you only the absolutly essential things and doesn't bother you with all the details that in ninety percent of all cases you shouldn't care about anyway. It has tons of code examples, something other books often lack, and also puts a big focus on creating a good design (instead of just a correct UML diagram of a potentially shoddy design). And it's not too big...

After that, I'd probably go with "UML distilled", mostly because I like Fowler's style - although I don't know too much about the alternatives.


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