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The topics covered include object technology, object-oriented analysis, object-oriented design, patterns, UML 2 and an introduction to requirements and requirements capture.

From the back cover:

Are you looking for a refreshing and clear perspective on developing software with object technology? Would you like an explicit differentiation of requirements, analysis and design? Do you want to be able to use the UML with maximum effectiveness? If so, this book is for you. John Deacon takes an in-depth, highly pragmatic approach which demonstrates how to lay the foundations for developing the best possible software. He shows the reader how to ensure that the analysis and design remain focused and productive, and presents everything needed to gain a solid, working knowledge of best practices in software development. Object-Oriented Analysis and Design is modern, thorough and easy to understand, and is ideal for undergraduate and postgraduate courses on systems development. With its emphasis on developing typical systems in widely-used object technologies, it is also a text that no professional should be without.

The book includes:

  • up-to-date standards and technologies, such as UML version 2, Java's 5.0 release and C#;
  • a realistic, worked case study to strengthen the reader's understanding;
  • code examples in Java, C++ and C#;
  • numerous appendices providing a glossary, ready references for UML and object technology, and summaries and checklists for projects.

John Deacon has over twenty years' teaching experience. He currently teaches commercial training courses in analysis and design and in object technology to organizations including CERN, the high-energy physics institute and creator of the web, as well as companies such as banks and telecommunication providers.

From the inside flap:

Many texts on analysis and design hanker after a bygone age. They suppose that one can still do, and perhaps should still do, Systems Analysis. But in this post-computerization age, we must ask, "What systems?" Many texts on object-oriented analysis believe that only a hazy awareness of the nature of object technology is necessary.

John Deacon's "Object-Oriented Analysis and Design" re-examines what we require of analysis when the target is object technology and when we are not just computerizing an existing clerical system. It also presents a comprehensive coverage of modern, best practices for object-oriented design; not only covering well-known topics but including many things often known only to folklore, newsgroups or FAQs.

(Page Count: 598)

Table of Contents

Part 1- Introduction
1 Introduction
2 Three Models
3 Model Presentation and Packaging
Part 2 - Analysis
4 Analysis
5 Analysis Inputs
6 The Subject Matter Model
7 Subject Matter Model: Further Aspects
8 Systems Analysis
Part 3 - Design
9 Design
10 Design Inputs
11 The Object Type Model
12 The Technical Model
A References
B Thumbnail Sketch of Object Technology
D Glossary
E Summary of Practices and Principles