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1. The Unified Software Development
2. The Unified Modeling Language
$49.93
3. Unified Modeling Language Reference
$47.29
4. Aspect-Oriented Software Development
$54.99
5. Object-Oriented Software Engineering:
6. Complete UML Training Course,
$49.99
7. The Road to the Unified Software
8. The Complete UML Training Course,
$17.55
9. Lenguaje Unificado de Modelado,
$17.55
10. El Proceso Unificado de Desarrollo
11. The Object Advantage

1. The Unified Software Development Process
by Addison-Wesley Professional
Hardcover (04 February, 1999)
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Isbn: 0201571692
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Not worth a penny
I'm a mechatronics engineer with no formal training in software design. I bought this book to learn the basics of software design for a major project. I regret every penny I spent.
1-0 out of 5 stars Boring and Obvious
This book touches on some nice topics but if fails to state anything more then the obvious for anyone that knows anything about OO and the unified process.
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent - if you willing to put in a ton of effort
The "Unified Software Development Process" is still probably the best book yet on software process. Yes, it's difficult to read and it's not an introduction by any means (it reads like a textbook). but, if you're willing to put in the time and effort, what you'll get out of it is i think is worth it. I often had to go over a page many times to understand exactly what they saying, and routinely ended up with a headache. but, I really think it pays off.
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Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Languages    2. Computer software    3. Computers    4. Computers - Languages / Programming    5. Development    6. Object-Oriented Programming    7. Programming - Object Oriented Programming    8. Programming - Software Development    9. Programming Languages - General    10. Software Development    11. UML (Computer science)    12. Computers / Programming / Object Oriented    13. Object-oriented programming (OOP)    14. Systems analysis & design   


2. The Unified Modeling Language User Guide
by Addison-Wesley Professional
Hardcover (30 September, 1998)
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Isbn: 0201571684
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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One of the most important recent developments in software engineering is the Unified Modeling Language (UML) standard for documenting software designs. Written by UML's inventors (the so-called Three Amigos of software engineering), Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Misleading tutorial on UML 2.0
I picked up this book as a way to familiarize myself with the changes to UML in UML 2.0, which are extensive, as I found the OMG specification nearly impenetrable. I had liked the first edition, though I too felt Fowler's Distilled was a much better intro to give to students and engineers learning UML for the first time. This edition, though, does not meet expectations. The typos and bad references throughout are bad enough. Join that with a complete lack of real-world design examples, poor organization, and poor design.Why a chapter on State Machines and a separate chapter on State Diagrams that repeats a lot of the earlier chapter? The blue cross references make it clear that the book is spaghetti design at its worst. Check out the table of contents, you won't know where to look for your favorite diagrams; check out the index, and you won't be able to find the definition of the concept you just can't quite remember. The glossary is useful, as the UML 2.0 spec dispensed with a glossary, making it even more impenetrable. On the other hand, the authors make no attempt to call out the new UML 2.0 features, which would have made my day. What I find most unforgivable, though, is the authors' inability to present the new UML as it really is: the book is seriously misleading in many ways for learning UML 2.0. My biggest peeve is the way they treat the new and highly useful composite structure diagrams. In the list of diagrams, they don't even mention it, calling it by the name of a different diagram, the "Component Diagram", which they feel is the same thing. They then separate the discussion of composite classes and components, making it seem as though they're totally unrelated. They fail to mention quite a few of the new UML features (the X navigation adornments that make non-navigability explicit, for example, which is critical to code generation, or the fact that you can have multiple stereotypes associated with model elements. In their defense, the UML standard isn't very clear on these diagram types, but this is a practical tutorial that should take practice into account. There are constant references to the Reference Guide for more advanced features; these are mostly the UML 2.0 features that they didn't feel were important enough to include in the comprehensive tutorial. The appendix on UML notation simply ignores many UML 2.0 notations. I can't help but feel shortchanged.

1-0 out of 5 stars Hi Mr. Book Disposal
Start reading Chapter 1 of this book for even just the first few pages, and for various topics, it will say to go to future Chapters.If you take a look at those future chapters, there will be notes on the side telling you to go back to Chapter 1 or to other chapters.You can run into infinite loops or dead ends not really picking up anything.It is possible to maybe find what you were looking for, or find that the explanation for it is just not sufficient.
3-0 out of 5 stars Do not buy this book for UML learning
This was a Text Guide in my OO Design class.
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Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Languages    2. Computer software    3. Computers    4. Computers - Languages / Programming    5. Development    6. Object-Oriented Programming    7. Programming - Object Oriented Programming    8. Programming Languages - General    9. UML (Computer science)    10. Computers / Programming / Object Oriented    11. Natural language & machine translation    12. Object-oriented programming (OOP)   


3. Unified Modeling Language Reference Manual, The (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series)
by Addison-Wesley Professional
Hardcover (19 July, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential reference for all projects
Like all dynamic languages, the Unified Modeling Language (UML) is growing more complex over time. While it is true that for most developers, this means that you will regularly use a smaller percentage of the language, the actual percentage will vary from person to person and from day to day. Therefore, no abridged UML manual could possibly be adequate. Written by the three creators of the UML, this manual is clearly definitive and one that all developers should have at extended arms reach. Designed to cover the changes in the recently released UML 2.0, which were significant, a CD with the full text in Adobe PDF form with hotlinks to the definitions of the key terms is also included.
5-0 out of 5 stars Well written and organized
This isn't something that I would sit down and read just for fun, but it is well written and organized, which makes it easy to use. The bulk of the book is in the dictionary of terms which is organized alphabetically. Each one is described using both a text definition and a notational graphic, and often an example. There is a section on the different types of views at the front of the book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Tip Top for the dedicated UML modeler
I do a lot of UML modelling, and I keep this book by my desk at all times.It has in-depth information, is well-written, and is well-organized.Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Books: Languages    2. Computer software    3. Computers    4. Computers - Languages / Programming    5. Development    6. Miscellaneous Software    7. Object-Oriented Programming    8. Programming - Object Oriented Programming    9. UML (Computer science)    10. Computers / Programming / Object Oriented    11. Object-oriented programming (OOP)   


4. Aspect-Oriented Software Development with Use Cases (Addison-Wesley Object Technology Series)
by Addison-Wesley Professional
Paperback (30 December, 2004)
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Isbn: 0321268881
Sales Rank: 118307
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars how use cases can lead to aspect oriented coding
Jacobson and Ng present a detailed exposition of what aspect oriented programming means. As implemented in the AspectJ language, an extension to Java for expressly this purpose. They explain that object oriented programming has a conceptual limitation. Indeed, it is good to separate code into components using OO. But in general you have M concerns and N components, where M>N. Sometimes, M>>N. So if you imagine an M x N matrix, then you can easily see how entanglement arises. A given component may have code from multiple concerns. Which makes it harder to implement and maintain.
5-0 out of 5 stars In Absentia: Unfortunate Sign of the Times
No one has reviewed this?? This is a great book. Jacobson describes it as the result of a kind of epiphanal realization that AOP could solve an inherent problem in use case design. This is how the book hooked me: rather than just showing AOP as a series of stunts, or explaining it w/the usual little examples (logging, exceptions, etc.), this book starts w/the strategic implications and then works down to the tactical. The basic premise is that the so called separation of concerns is always followed by a required recomposition of said concerns and that aspects provide a means of recomposing w/out introducing 'leaks' and the like.
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5. Object-Oriented Software Engineering: A Use Case Driven Approach
by Addison-Wesley Pub (Sd)
Hardcover (30 December, 2006)
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Isbn: 0201403471
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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A text on industrial system development using object- oriented techniques, rather than a book on object-oriented programming. Will be useful to systems developers and those seeking a deeperunderstanding of object orientation as it relates to the development process. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Standard text for object oriented analysis
Lucidly describes the fundamental principals of object-oriented analysis, design, and programming. Excellent coverage of object-oriented analysis including the introduction of use cases. Uses an awkward state transitiongraph that resembles a flow chart in the design methodology. Emphasizestraceability from analysis model to design model to source code.Describeshow object-oriented technology impacts specialized topics such as real-timesystems, relational databases, testing strategies, component reuse, andproduct management. The "warehouse management system" case studyis more stimulating than the longer "telecom" case study. Compares the OOSE method with other standard object-oriented methods.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really got my gears spinning
This book, unlike others in the field, shows an indepth understanding of the software development process.Jacobson has definitely spent time designing real world apps.His view of OO as a mere component in thedevelopment of quality software is visionary and pre-dates the overemphasisand primacy given to it by latter dayauthors.If you understand thelarge picture he presents, you will go far in the pragmatic field ofdesigning and deploying real systems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Jacobson is clearly a visionary
This book was written in 92 yet continues to be a visionary text. The chapter on Components maps closely to the principles used today in distillingsoftware patterns. The section on testing is key tounderstanding how to design objects properly (so they can be maintainedover time). The appreciation of objects expressed in terms of data (entity)and tasks (operations) is crucial to good analysis and design. WhatJacobson conveys is the essence of good software engineering. If you wantto understand this book, read it several times as you gain knowledge andexperience in the OO arena. Each time you will discover new pearls ofwisdom. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computers    3. Object-Oriented Programming    4. Programming - Object Oriented Programming    5. Programming - Software Development    6. Software Engineering    7. Computing and Information Technology   


6. Complete UML Training Course, The
by Prentice Hall PTR
Paperback (16 May, 2000)
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Isbn: 0130870145
Sales Rank: 168521
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars Warning Defective Software
This package comes with a reference manual and a computer based training course. The training software is defective. The setup program has remnants of the W95.CIH virus and won't install if you are running a virus checker. If you manage to get the product installed, you may find it doesn't work. The course is implemented as a set of html pages that aren't correctly linked so you'll receive many page not found errors as you click through the material. A total rip-off in my opinion.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mind numbing
This "Ultimate Cyber Classroom" brought back those days in college where the instructor droned on and on using very precise language whose words had only meaning within the context of the class.(Why couldn't they use the word 'hidden' rather than 'elided'?Same number of characters...)1-0 out of 5 stars Cannot Install The CD
I cannot install the CD, I am using Windows 2000. I clicked on the setup and nothing happened. Could I get some help.Read more

Subjects:  1. Computer Books: General    2. Computers    3. Object-Oriented Programming    4. Programming - Object Oriented Programming    5. Programming Languages - General    6. Software - Productivity - CDROM / Universal    7. Computers / Programming / Object Oriented   


7. The Road to the Unified Software Development Process (SIGS Reference Library)
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (24 July, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting but not an excellent read.
The compilation of articles from the 90's does fit together, but its integrity is loose due to this structure. It spans genres (history, survey, reference, howto). Even though the second section is listed as history, most of the book can be considered history. This is because the articles range from the early to late the 90's. The mini interview sections after each article titled "In Ivar's Words" (not 'Inar' lol) often clarify or update the content of the article. This book is a decent mix of history, description, and clarification. I found the history and the somewhat conversational tone of the mini interviews most interesting.

5-0 out of 5 stars For the RUP diehard or organizational champion
The 31 chapters in this seven-part book are articles that cover the spectrum of the Rational Unified Process (RUP) from history to epilouge.NOTE: Tthere is a not-so-hidden agenda to "sell the RUP" as the book unfolds. There is nothing particularly evil about that, but you need to know this when making a purchasing decision.Read more

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8. The Complete UML Training Course, Student Edition
by Prentice Hall PTR
Paperback (08 June, 2000)
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Isbn: 0130870137
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1-0 out of 5 stars The CD that comes with the book is infected
Norton Antivirus detected a virus in the CD that comes with this package and did not allow me to install. Without the CD you can't do anything.

1-0 out of 5 stars Desaster
This book is a total desaster. The main CD is full of viruses (W95.CIH.damaged & W95.CIH.corrupt). Its really frustrating to pay a fortune and to get such a bad piece of work. ... Read more

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9. Lenguaje Unificado de Modelado, El
by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Paperback (January, 2001)
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10. El Proceso Unificado de Desarrollo de Software
by Addison Wesley Publishing Company
Paperback (November, 2000)
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Isbn: 8478290362
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11. The Object Advantage
by Addison-Wesley Pub (Sd)
Hardcover (May, 2001)
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Isbn: 020140348X
Sales Rank: 3699538
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars One of the most boring books I have ever read.
Ok, so maybe the subject matter isn't the most riveting but I truly found this book so totally boring that I have never been able to finish it despite several attempts.Thankfully this book has been superseded by many other titles.

4-0 out of 5 stars From the Source
Only two reviews here?? This book precedes Ivar Jacobson's role in UML, so it may be slightly redundant today, but it is an excellent use cases book, and it still comes down from the shelf now and then.

5-0 out of 5 stars Solid OO Business Re-engineering Guide
With Booch's OOA/D and Rumbaugh et al's OMT of the same mid-90's era, Jacobsen's Use Cases complete a set of the most powerful contemporary approaches to software development prior to UML (no coincidence that theyjoined forces at Rational!). Read more

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