Object OrientedAnalysis and Design Using UML
A Whitepaper by Mark Collins-Cope of Ratio Group.
You’re proficient in C++, Java or another OO language, you’re designing class hierarchies, using inheritance, and manipulating complex pointer relationships to store the necessary links between your classes. You’ve probably drawn blobs (representing classes in some way) on whiteboards, with connecting lines to indicate the relationships between classes (inheritance or other). Perhaps you’re feeling the need for a more formal notation to express your designs – using something that is language independent, and that enables you to consider the important aspects of design leaving the detail for later. Alternatively, perhaps you’re a Project Manager, looking to ..