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Prabhu Venkatachalam
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i am new to UML. can anybody tell me which is the best way to study UML? and which is best book?
 
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First it's important to notice that UML can be used for very different purposes: http://www.martinfowler.com/bliki/UmlMode.html

I'm in the "UML as sketch" camp, and highly recommend "UML for Java Programmers" by Robert C. Martin as a good introduction. "UML Distilled" by Fowler is a good classic which goes into more detail.

The best way to learn UML is to use it and to discuss your diagrams with others. Coming to JavaRanch was a good first step...
 
Hemant Agarwal
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I am also new to UML. I want some good links for studying UML
 
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http://faq.javaranch.com/view?UmlFaq
 
Scott Ambler
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You might find Introduction to the Diagrams of UML 2.0 to be a good overview of the diagrams.

An important thing to remember is that the UML isn't sufficient for modeling business applications, so that you need to learn more than just UML modeling techniques. At Agile Models Distilled I overview a wide range of techniques.

- Scott
 
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