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STEREOTYPE

 
Himal Chuli
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hi folks,
i found the following statement in a book about stereotype which i am not clear about:
stereotype provides the capability of extending the basic modeling elements to create new elements. Thus, the concept of a stereotype allows the UML to have a minimal set of symbols that may be extended where needed to provide the communication artifacts that have meaning for the system under development.

in fact, i posted this in UML forum but nobody gave me a convincing explanation so far. So please educate me what is stereotype and when do we need it.
thanks.
[ October 29, 2002: Message edited by: Himal Chuli ]
 
Rufus BugleWeed
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Stereotype looks to be used as an extra comment.
In Sun's SCEA Study Guide on the class
diagram they label classes with <<StatelessSessionBean>>.
UML does not provide for this description, except
through a stereotype.
 
Mannu Sureka
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Stereotypes are a way of providing extensibility mechanisms in UML. Stereotypes are basically
an extension mechanism that is used when the UML is not sufficient to capture the relevant semantics of a particular domain.
stereotypes can be applied to model elements to define a new semantic meaning to a model element.
Here are some of the links which discusses stereotypes
http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/library/tip-stereo.html
http://www.microgold.com/version2/articles/article2/article2.html
http://www.cc.gatech.edu/classes/AY2001/cs3300_fall/Slides/umlFinal/sld012.htm
http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/J2EE/patterns/UseOfUML.html
 
sree_kands
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Congrats,
UML Distilled is essential read?or I can read any other UML related which covers very basics.
Regards
Kands
 
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