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2.0 out of 5 stars
Not very Demystified at all, 31 May 2008
I don't like this book and for me it doesn't do what it claims.
If you want a book that simply explains the use of the different aspects of UML (use cases, activity diagrams etc) and when you'd use each one and what detail you can have this is not the book for you.
I don't like the fact that the author states that UML is language free and then applies it to VB or that he talks you through how he creates the models in a certain tool or what companies he worked for and the projects he was in charge of or what hobbies he has. I just want to know about the UML.
One of the reasons I chose this book was that it had a quiz at the end of each chapter which I thought would help me but its less about the use of UML and more to check you've read the chapter.
Another thing I really hate is that the diagrams associated with the text are very badly placed. The text will refer to a diagram but the diagram might not appear until the next page and after the text has moved on to talk about something else even when the diagram could easily have fitted in just after the relevant text. And also very confusingly is that some of the diagrams are wrong and do not reflect the text. Not good for learning at all.