File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
The moose likes Architect Certification (SCEA/OCMJEA) and the fly likes methods signature in sequence diagram Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login

Win a copy of Java Interview Guide this week in the Jobs Discussion forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Certification » Architect Certification (SCEA/OCMJEA)
Bookmark "methods signature in sequence diagram" Watch "methods signature in sequence diagram" New topic

methods signature in sequence diagram

serzeel khan

Joined: Dec 25, 2011
Posts: 17
hello everyone,
I want to know that whether i should show method with signatures or simply use methods name only in sequence diagram

William P O'Sullivan
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 28, 2012
Posts: 859

If you overload methods, then you should maybe (for space and visual consideration) use type descriptors.


method1() -> method1()
method1(String s) -> method1(S)


This may not work if you Objects (which String is), but for simple types should be understandable.

I have seen many many unwieldy UML diagrams, and usually just ignore them and hit the code.

shekar hari
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 07, 2011
Posts: 36
The more detail the better, I have included method signature with return type in all of my sequence diagrams, the variable names were similar to object type names.

SCEA/OCMJEA certified
I agree. Here's the link:
subject: methods signature in sequence diagram
It's not a secret anymore!