Professional UML Modelling Using VS.NET Paperback – 1 Dec 2002
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From the Back Cover
If you want to use Visio for Enterprise Architects to quickly design and create enterprise software, this is the book for you.
The integration of Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect and Visio for Enterprise Architects is a formidable combination. Visio offers powerful diagramming capabilities, including such things as creating UML models, mapping out and generating databases, and aiding the development of distributed systems. Visio’s integration with Visual Studio .NET Enterprise Architect means that C# or Visual Basic® .NET code can be generated from UML diagrams, thus giving your projects a significant kick–start, and Visual Studio .NET projects can also be reverse engineered to UML models.
This book will finally help you make the most of Visio’s time– and labor–saving features, and unleash Visio’s power for your enterprise development.
To use this book you must be comfortable with the basic concepts of UML.
What you will learn from this book
- Diagramming business components in Visio
- Generating code from UML models
- Reverse engineering Visual Studio .NET projects into UML models, with or without source code
- Documenting projects with UML and Visio
- Designing distributed applications with Visio diagrams
- Using Object–Role Modeling and round–trip engineering for database design
"This book will definitely help any developer wishing to get a jump–start on using Visio for Enterprise Architects in their traditional development process. The book meshes traditional UML knowledge with .NET development model specifics, resulting in a deep understanding of how Visio for Enterprise Architects can speed up software design and development time."
Andrew Krowczyk, Senior Software Developer, Zurich North America
About the Author
Andrew Filev is President of dotSITE Software. This company specializes in cost–effective development on the .NET platform. Andrew′s team has been developing commercial solutions using .NET since the first public announcement of this new Microsoft strategy. Andrew set up one of the first .NET portals, and has held a number of seminars and lectures dedicated to .NET in state and private companies.
Andrew has implemented numerous solutions in various high–tech fields &– Web Services, ERP applications, medical systems, development frameworks, among others. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.dotsitesoftware.com.
Tony Loton works through his company LOTONtech Limited (http://www.lotontech.com) as an independent consultant, course instructor, and technical writer. The current area of interest at LOTONtech is the enhancement of UML visual modeling tools &– specifically Rational Rose and Visio for Enterprise Architects &– to facilitate .NET application design. Further details can be found at http://www.lotontech.com/visualmodeling.
Tony graduated in 1991 with a BSc. Hons. degree in Compute r Science and Management and he currently holds an appointment as associate lecturer with the Open University in the UK.
Kevin McNeish is President of Oak Leaf Enterprises, a company that specializes in object–oriented developer tools, training, and software. He started his programming career twenty years ago working with Assembly Language, then moved to C, Visual FoxPro, and currently uses C# as his primary .NET development tool. He authored the book .NET for Visual FoxPro Developers and teaches both .NET and UML training classes in North America and Europe.
He has also written UML articles for CoDe, FoxPro Advisor, and FoxTalk magazines. Kevin, a Microsoft MVP, is the creator of a .NET business application framework called "The Mere Mortals Framework for .NET". He also mentors software companies in a variety of vertical markets to design and build component–based applications that scale from the desktop to the Internet. He can be reached at email@example.com or www.oakleafsd.com.
Benjamin Schoellmann credits his move to sunny Houston, Texas, with providing the inspiration necessary to pursue a development and writing career. Currently he is involved with evangelizing .NET technologies among his coworkers at Synhrgy HR Technologies. Among his favored activities are golfing, tinkering with his network, talking incessantly, and integrating hardware and software solutions, primarily home automation, to enhance his leisurely pursuit of Slack. He maintains several content–free WEB domains, including Benjammin.com. He is obsessive about keeping pace with emerging technologies, and is very quick to credit his developer friends with all his success in the IT field.
John Slateris a project manager at Management Reports International in Cleveland, OH. At MRI he is currently developing applications for the property management industry. Right now, he is working on several projects using .NET development tools and .NET Enterprise servers.
In his free time John enjoys outdoor activities and playing with his children Rachel and Nathan. He can be reached at jr—firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chaur G. Wu currently works for Trend Micro Inc. as a senior software engineer. He started software programming before was old enough to qualify for a driving license. The first program he wrote was a bingo game &– in assembly code on a 8051 single chip. To capitalize on the program, he ran a small casino in the lab &– he developed primitive game boxes that connected his pals and allowed them to place bets.
He′s also been involved in much larger projects. For example, he developed a program in C++ to simulate the movement and geographical coverage of GPS satellites. As a research assistant in his graduate study, he implemented a wavelet–based video compression algorithm for a traffic surveillance system sponsored by Boston City Department of Transportation. He also helped solve a blurred image problem using inverse filters and other image processing algorithms for a client who designs fiber optics components in San Jose, CA.
His technical interests include distributed software systems in Java, COM, and .NET, generative programming, software design, and neural networks. Outside of work, his favorite vacation combines a one–night gambling trip to Reno followed by a day of skiing at some resort near Lake Tahoe. You can e–mail Chaur at cha—email@example.com.
Top customer reviews
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Read in 2 days, started working on an enterprise app the day after.
You need to know a little bit about software design and have some exposure to .NET. Then you buy this book.
Next, I picked up THIS BOOK, and I learned more about UML in the first chapter than in any other effort I have made.
Great book !!!
The funnies thing about this book is that right from the outset one of the authors promises that the book would cover *one* and only one real-world solution as opposed to other books who feed you different examples all the time. I read this book from cover to cover and yet... every chapter laid out a different example! ? Note to authors: can you guys at least talk to each other? Let along sync up content.
As far as editing goes... Was there editing done at all? You'll see a number of annoying typos and strange grammatical errors. I also found errors in a few diagrams which is worse than typos.
Chapter 1 starts off with a brief introduction and overview of UML and its basic concepts. It's neither comprehensive or clear enough for beginners, nor is it useful for those who are not new to UML.
Chapter 2 is a nice "tour of Visio" even though they messed up a couple of diagrams so don't count on their accuracy. Very much for beginners.
Chapter 3, "Diagramming Business Objects" is worth the money you paid for this book.
Chapter 6, "Documenting the Project" is totally out of place. It goes back to the basic UML diagram, and whoever wrote this chapter, drew the diagrams in a pretty unorthodox way. A bizarre chapter to say the least.
Chapter 8 is another reason you might want to own a copy of this book. It presents a short yet informative introduction to ORM, creating a database from a model and reverse engineering an existing one.
To sum it up, two stars for the effort and *some* useful content. To those who wrote Chapters 3 and 8 thank you. Other than that---a very sloppy job by WROX yet once again. Not worth the money at all. Get it from bookpook.com for much less or download for free from Usenet.
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