I want to take 486. I am confused about what learning approach to use. I have UML Distilled, and am completely new to the topic, but do have a formal background in SSADM. Should I get any of the multimedia packages, i.e. the videos or Complete UML Training Course. I am seeing many critical comments so am guarded against shelling out for them if just a book is good enough. I don't learn well from books though and prefer a traditional teacher/lecture environment, but no way I will pay for that training. Any good quality multimedia learning suggestions would be very welcome. many thanks in advance, John
PS: If you refer to any educational materials in your reply, please try and state full title, author and preferably the ISBN. I think I may order the Larman Applying UML and Patterns video. Comments please. NB: signature changes
About the video course: Your Mileage May Vary. The video discussion is rather dry but it gave me the extra push to actually read the chapter(s) being discussed. Without it, I doubt I would have had the motivation to go through the entire book. Others have voiced different opinions though. Do a search for "video" in this forum.
The best ideas are the crazy ones. If you have a crazy idea and it works, it's really valuable.—Kent Beck