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hi all,
i wanted to bu a good book on UML. to give my background,
- i have done little UML (using Rational Rose) in my masters degree
- i am a java developer, professional for 1.5 yrs and in school i've done java for almost 3 yrs so i'm comfortable with OO
- i know OO Modeling fundamentals (i've read that famous Rambaugh book so to say). though i've not applied those really as u might know how these professional projects meet deadlines
- i don't think i would need 'spoon feeding' sort of guidance in learning more about UML
- i'm a thoro computer science major (bach. and masters) so i believe i can grasp things little easier
- i might take IBM 486 exam about UML
should i go buy "UML Distilled" by Martin Fowler? or if any other books will be more useful to me?
i have read some reviews on Amazon but i really don't want to invest money on something which i find 'okay' instead of 'good/excellent' u know.
please provide ur input on this. it would be a great help to me. i've been thinking about UML book for so long (i never manage enough time to figure out which book and buy it)...
thank you.
maulin.
 
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I found Schaums outline theory series book on UML to be very good it has two detailed case studies and is reasonably priced.
 
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Hi,

Originally posted by Maulin Vasavada:
i might take IBM 486 exam about UML
should i go buy "UML Distilled" by Martin Fowler? or if any other books will be more useful to me?


U MUST!..as IBM recommends two books,
(By author names)
1:By Martin Fowler, book is UML Distilled.
2:By Craig Larman, Book is Applying UML and Patterns (2nd edition)
Bye,
Viki.
 
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Another book that might interest you is "UML for Java Programmers" by Robert C. Martin. You can find the preliminary script at http://www.objectmentor.com/UMLFJP/
 
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