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Good book for UML

Pratibha Malhotra
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Can any body please tell me some good book for UML


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Lasse Koskela
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UML Distilled, 3rd edition


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Kishore Dandu
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"UML in a nutshell" by o'reilly is good and concise.
All the other greats make too much fuss or details for nothing( I think I am going to get bad vibes because of this statement).
Also look into using ArgoUML, which is a opensource UML tool.
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Jeff Langr
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I'll also recommend UML Distilled. Applying UML and Patterns is good and goes into more detail. If you want an agile book that's heavy on design and UML, consider Agile Software Development by Robert Martin.
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[ March 26, 2004: Message edited by: Jeff Langr ]

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Ilja Preuss
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Take a look at http://test.javaranch.com/wiki/view?GoodBooksOnUml (and add anything that's missing!)


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Lasse Koskela
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I'll second both Larman and Martin. Larman mixes the UML stuff into the Unified Process while Martin does the same with a more agile process.
Kishore Dandu
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I read both "UML distilled" and "UML in a nutshell" and I feel the later is a better bet.
For some reason there is no review for this on Javaranch.
I agree that craig Larman's book is wonderful for a design buff.
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Ilja Preuss
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
I'll second both Larman and Martin. Larman mixes the UML stuff into the Unified Process while Martin does the same with a more agile process.

And for a book more focused on UML than design, but still in a quite agile way, get a copy of Martin's "UML for Java Programmers".
 
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