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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful book, especially on architectural design, 22 April 2001
This review is from: Requirements Analysis and System Design: Developing Information Systems with UML (Paperback)
This book focuses on information systems and does and excellent job of describing their complexities, providing a much more realistic taste of what design is really about than most other text books.
The earlier chapters on analysis focus on typical use case and class modelling. The introduction of the database class layer between entity classes and the database itself brings more realism to modelling than most text books consider.
The architectural structures imposed on the analysis and design dramatically help in designing information and ecommerce systems (which I'm doing at the moment).
The one major problem with the book, and this appears to be a growing trend in text books, is the chapter on interface design. Interface design is such a monster topic that it should be left to whole textbooks and not to a few pages that tend to paint an overly simplistic view of the subject.
Another potential weakness is the almost complete reliance on collaboration diagrams in design with consequent passing reference to the other UML diagrams.
Despite these reservations, I highly recommend the book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended as a textbook for IS analysis and design, 13 Jun 2001
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This review is from: Requirements Analysis and System Design: Developing Information Systems with UML (Paperback)
We used this book as the textbook for our 3rd year object oriented analysis and design course. As a lecturer I found this book is well structured and well balanced between examples and theorectical concepts. The students found the book is quite easy to follow because of the very well selected and presented examples. As the result, the students were doing much better in their assignments than previous year when a different textbook was used.
The only problem I found with this book is Chapter 2.2, in which some of the concepts are used and introduced before they are discussed in details in other chapters.
Nevertheless I highly recommend this book as a textbook for Information Systems Analysis and Design course.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An example to be followed..., 23 May 2002
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This is the first time I've been sufficiently impressed by a book to connect to the internet with the specific purpose of praising it. My wife and I are both experienced software engineers of 15 years but new to UML and Object Oriented analysis and technology. We have both found this book invaluable in helping us make the shift to this new way of thinking and it would probably be even easier for those starting from scratch. The book is beautifully structured and not as prone to excessive wordiness as some others I've attempted to read (and largely failed to finish!) Brilliant - buy it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 7 Oct 2003
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This review is from: Requirements Analysis and System Design: Developing Information Systems with UML (Paperback)
Nothing to add to previous reviews. This book is excellent if you are doing requirements analysis and want an in depth guide. It is to the point and manages to show you how to perform in depth requirements analysis without unnecessary extras.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still The Best Book on the Subject, 3 Mar 2003
This review is from: Requirements Analysis and System Design: Developing Information Systems with UML (Paperback)
I had a need to develop an enterprise system using the web services paradigm and this book provided a very good basis for design and development patterns. I find chapter 5 very invaluable as the subject of delegation modeling proved quite useful.
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