New UML 2.0 Book Developed in Partnership with Zurich Airport

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A unique new UML book has been announced by Packt Publishing that has been developed as a practical case study in partnership with employees at Zurich Airport. Due to be published in July 2005, Â?UML 2.0 in Action: A project-based tutorialÂ? is designed to give readers a systematic and practical application of UML to real business cases.

A unique new UML book has been announced by Packt Publishing that has been developed as a practical case study in partnership with employees at Zurich Airport. Due to be published in July 2005, “UML 2.0 in Action: A project-based tutorial” is designed to give readers a systematic and practical application of UML to real business cases.

The UML documentation and guide to the UML syntax don’t give developers enough information or guidance to get them started on a live UML project. Written as a practical case study, the book sets out to give readers the intuitive feel for UML they need to confidently add it to their core development toolkit. The authors walk through a rich analysis and design scenario, explaining which parts of UML to use, and how to use them.

Most books about UML describe it almost in its entirety. Inevitably you’re left with only a superficial knowledge of the range of UML elements, without a deep and intuitive understanding of how to apply UML as a whole to real world design problems. This book doesn’t set out to cover all of UML, but instead pulls together those parts of UML with immediate practical relevance and presents them as part of a coherent process for using UML in your actual development projects.

This book is designed to be read while developers work on a real project. After an initial review of the essentials of UML and the design process, it begins with the modeling of a business system and its business processes, in this case an airport. Then the IT system intended to serve that business process is described and analyzed. Finally the integration of the system into the production environment is covered in detail.

UML 2.0 in Action: A project-based tutorial will be released in July, for more information, please visit: http://www.PacktPub.com/book/uml

**Further Information for Editors

What you will learn from this book:

•    Basic Principles and Background

•    Modeling Business Systems

•    Modeling IT Systems

•    Modeling Systems Integration

The book is uniquely practical. A richly textured case study is used throughout the book. Although some aspects of the Airport Passenger Services business process are simplified for sake of clarity and efficiency, it provides a comprehensive practical grounding for theoretical UML knowledge. The case study itself was developed in partnership with employees of Zurich Airport.

Additional Resources

For more information about the book, visit Packt’s website: http://www.packtpub.com/book/uml

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About Packt Publishing:

Packt, pronounced ‘Packed,’ published its first book “Mastering phpMyAdmin for Effective MySQL Management” in April 2004 and subsequently continued to specialize in publishing focused books on specific technologies and solutions.

Our books and publications share the experiences of your fellow IT professionals in adapting and customizing today's systems, applications, and frameworks. Our solutions-based books give you the knowledge and power to customize the software and technologies you're using to get the job done. Packt books are more specific and less general than the IT books you have seen in the past. Our unique business model allows us to bring you more focused information, giving you more of what you need to know, and less of what you don't.

Packt is a modern, unique publishing company with a focus on producing cutting-edge books for communities of developers, administrators, and newbies alike.

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