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For Part 2 Assignment should we need to include attributes and methods to the class diagram ? Becuase In SCEA -Cade book it is mentioned as "At this point, attributes and operations
have not been added to the classes because that information will be done during the
detailed design. This diagram just shows the basic classes that will be used in the system
to provide some structure and business rules. A detailed class diagram will be created by
the developers during the design of the system ".
I would include significant operations that represent the behavior of the class. I have seen many people struggle with this idea of how much detail to show in a class diagram. In my opinion, classes without operations are not terribly useful, because operations are how behavior is implemented. At the least, you should show the operations that are used in the sequence diagram.
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I agree that the important operations should be in classes diagrams. However, many people said the class diagram should show the business domain model other than other classes. Here I regard the business domain model are those POJO entities. but many key operations should be in other classes such as session beans and business objects. do these session beans belong to domain model? if yes, the class diagram will relate to JavaEE technologies. some people said the class diagram should not relate to any technologies.