The material and exercises in this chapter will enable you to:
•. Explain the role and purpose of the class diagram in the early phases of development
•. Recognize different stages in building a class diagram
•. Identify the objects and classes in a system and their attributes
•. Construct a class diagram
•. Write a data dictionary to support the class diagram
•. Use packages to group related classes.
Key words you will find in the glossary:
• application domain
• data dictionary
• domain model
• noun analysis
• problem domain
• use case realization
The class diagram ...