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Object-oriented Systems Analysis and Design Using UML 2/e [Paperback]

Simon Bennett , Steve McRobb , Ray Farmer
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1 Dec 2001 0077098641 978-0077098643 2nd Revised edition
"Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design using UML", 2nd edition, is the thoroughly revised and updated edition of this best-selling text. With over 20,000 copies sold world-wide, Bennett, McRobb, and Farmer's text is the definitive teaching resource for undergraduate Systems Analysis and Design courses. Presenting various lifecycle models, the book provides a framework for development using an iterative and incremental process and the major techniques from UML 1.4. It places analysis and design in the context of the whole systems life cycle, and includes generic analysis and design issues. Two practical case studies are used--one for illustrative examples and the other for practical exercises for the reader. The book is structured in four parts, which can be flexibly combined to suit the requirements of the syllabus. The first part provides the background to information systems analysis and design and to object-orientation. The second begins with two case study chapters, and focuses on the activities of requirements gathering and systems analysis, and the basic notation of Unified Modelling Language (UML). The third part covers system design and the use of UML for object design. The final part concludes by examining the later stages of the systems development life cycle and further advanced issues.

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  • Paperback: 632 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 2nd Revised edition edition (1 Dec 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0077098641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0077098643
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19 x 4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 514,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A new chapter on models, diagrams and the iterative life cycle
Two new Case Study chapters
Updated notation follows the latest version of the UML standard and reflects the most up-to-date approaches to the information systems development process
All chapters have been revised and updated to reflect developments in the world of object-oriented analysis and design

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Simon Bennett (Leicester, UK) is an information systems consultant with Ericsson Intracom Ltd., UK, where he specializes in knowledge management for engineering and Intranet development.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shines a light on what can be a dull subject 28 Feb 2002
By A Customer
The first few chapters of this book can be a little tedious, data gathering and countless case studies are not easy reading, but in comparison to other books on the subject the authors have made them as interesting as possible. The book is easy to understand and is fairly thorough in explanations. For anyone studying Information Systems or Systems Analysis then this is the quintessential book on the subject and probably the only book you'll need to buy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars I was recommended this book :o( 4 May 2005
By A Customer
One of the units on our course recommended this book, so like any good student I spent a small fortune and got a copy to my dissapointment!
My problem with this book is that it dwells on a couple of case studies in such a boring wordy way that finding truly useful facts becomes a chore. This book has also tried to be an all-in-one solution to the subject.
If your a student like me who doesn't have enough hours in the day to read all the recommended text thrown your way then I recommend you buy a couple of dedicated books for the same price, one covering just the UML and the other on requirements enginnering.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Informative but boring. 5 Sep 2001
By A Customer
I used this book for my first year at University. It gave me a good basic understanding of OO design and though I did find it quite informative the layout and language did not keep my attention for long, and I found myself struggling to keep up. A good introduction, but I think I'll try one of the other titles for better understanding and depth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Intro to the complex world of OO A&D 26 Nov 2001
By A Customer
I would agree with the sentiments of the comments above. True, it is a heavy-going book, but that's the point. Object-orientation isn't the easiest subject in the world to master but this will help you on your way. Personally, I found the book extremely useful as a reference rather than one that would be read from cover-to-cover. A case study is used throughout the book to try and show the implications and reasonings behind the decisions that OO A&Ds will make. For those new to the area, or if you are an undergrad, read this after the UML Distilled book by Martin Fowler, and you will then get the maximum value out of it.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Completely lost the plot 20 Nov 2001
By A Customer
It's a shame I cannot give this a negative star rating. This is a very disappointing book. It's title is very misleading and incorrect. If it was titled Object-Oriented Software Development, then I would have expected the contents of the book to be broadly along the lines that it is, and I would not have bought it.
However, the cover says Object-Oriented Systems Analysis and Design (adding as an afterthought, or so it seems, Using UML). Therein lies the problem, Analysis and Design is precisely that - analysis of software requirements (and I would include in this requirement capture) and design of software through the use of UML. I would expect to see everything to do with use cases, class diagrams and sequence or collaboration diagrams and I would expect to see how the UML model progresses through the stages. I did not see clear evidence of this, and the description of how the model changes is presented in a very weak manner. The example projects, I thought, were boring and half-hearted.
So why are there chapters on Human Computer Interaction and style guides (containing diagrams resembling Jackson Structured Design - its a UML book!). Data Management describing file systems and file organisation (i.e. how data is written to a disk file system - what for?). Relational Database design (someone has to know this, but is it relevant to software objects as to how static data is held). Sections on Implementation, Maintenance and reuse, User Guides, Training and Managing OO projects (What for?). Discussions on waterfall lifecycles without the same emphasis placed on OO lifecyles. These and other topics cover about half the book.
I found the 482 pages very boring, most of which is irrelevant to the topic of systems analysis and design.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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This book gives me the impression that the authors have spent little time working in a commercial environment. It seems to be aimed at university students, probably those studying at De Montford Univesity where the 3 authors work. I find the contents very dry - it's the sort of book where I can read no more than 2 or 3 pages at a time. When it starts talking about other methods, it gives the impression that the authors have heard a lot about the problems as consultants, but they don't convince me they know what they're talking about.
It's nice to see a book on IT not written by Americans. Good try, but I would recommend looking elsewhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent Overview of OO SAD 18 Nov 2009
By S. Ball
To be fair i have not yet completed reading this comprehensive work.... and am somewhat biased as this is a set text on my M.Sc., so its not as if i bought it for fun..... that said this is one of the very very few textbooks i have encountered which brings its subject to life to the extent that i find myself reading this book with real interest, not just as a captive audience member.

Comprehensive, nicely written, excellent examples and an innovative layout with 2 very different but highly explanatory case studies included.. This is a book I expect to hold on to and to refer back to long after my studies are completed.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Please Don't!! 17 Oct 2004
By "mnnj"
This book is a terrible read. It's hard to follow as the writing is so uninspiring.
You need to read it from start to finish (torture) as it constanstly refers to examples. This makes it useless as a reference book.
It is the recommended text book at my university and has received terrible feedback from all the students.
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