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        Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML

           Forwards by Grady Booch and Francesco Balena
            Published by Addison-Wesley Pub Co; ISBN: 0201615797


Book Description
An essential resource for Visual Basic (VB) programmers who want to develop applications that are both resilient and robust, Developing Applications with Visual Basic and UML describes a proven development process for designing and implementing object-oriented client/server applications in VB using the Unified Modeling Language (UML).

Guided by his own experiences as a developer applying UML and VB, the author provides clear explanations of the fundamentals of UML while also examining and illustrating the often misrepresented object-oriented properties of Visual Basic. In addition, the book incorporates in-depth information on developing VB applications utilizing DNA concepts, incorporating technologies such as DCOM and MTS, and integrating Web tools such as ASP, VB Script, and JavaScript to Internet-enable Visual Basic applications. A significant case study runs throughout the book, leading the reader through the lifecycle of a project-from requirements analysis to modeling and prototyping through finalizing the architecture and generating code. Through this study, the author demonstrates the design benefits of UML and shows how to translate a UML specification into Visual Basic code.

The author includes detailed coverage of the following topics:

* Uncovering the events for which an application must be responsible * Modeling use cases with UML * Using Rational Rose to manage UML artifacts * Translating the object-based UML class diagram to a relational design supported by SQL Server or Oracle * Transitioning from classes and use cases to the UML's dynamic models, the sequence and collaboration diagrams * Mapping UML to Visual Basic deliverables * Generating code from the UML class diagram * Distributed technology solutions based on Distributed Internet Architecture (DNA) using Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) and Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) * Web-enabling VB applications using Active Server Pages (ASP), VBScript, JavaScript, and Microsoft's Visual InterDev

With the information and expert techniques presented in this book, readers can significantly enhance their Visual Basic programming skills as well as their overall understanding of how an effective development process impacts the quality of the final application.

About the Author
Paul R. Reed, Jr., is president of Jackson-Reed, Inc., a consulting firm that focuses on the implementation of object-oriented and client/server systems for clients in the United States and abroad. A frequent contributor to journals such as Database Programming and Design and DBMS, he has been an invited speaker at noted industry events, including DB/Expo, VBITS, and UML World. Mr. Reed also leads seminars on client/server development, Internet application development, and object-oriented analysis and design using the UML.

Paul holds an MBA in Finance from Seattle University and maintains the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) designations from the American College. He is also a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (FLMI). He can be reached at

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