Books : reviews

Doug Rosenberg, Kendall Scott.
Use Case Driven Object Modeling with UML: a practical approach.
Addison Wesley. 1999

Kendall Scott.
The Unified Process Explained.
Addison Wesley. 2002

Martin Fowler, Kendall Scott.
UML Distilled: brief guide to the standard object modeling language: 2nd edn.
Addison Wesley. 2000

rating : 2.5 : great stuff
review : 27 March 2001

What a super little book. This could easily be called "UML in 2 hours" -- which is about how long it takes to read. But this is not just a whistle-stop tour of the notation. Fowler give solid pragmatic advice, in his usual lucid readable style, how and when to use each piece of the notation in analysis and design -- and, just as importantly, when not to use it. There's more good solid advice and guidance in here than in many of the larger doorstop-thick tomes.