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Building Web Applications with UML

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Building Web Applications with UML is a guide to building robust, scalable, and feature-rich web applications using proven object-oriented techniques. Written for the project manager, architect, analyst, designer, and programmer of web applications, this book examines the unique aspects of modeling web applications with the Web Application Extension (WAE) for the Unified Modeling Language (UML). The UML has been widely accepted as the standard modeling language for software systems, and as a result is often the best option for modeling web application designs.

The WAE extends the UML notation with semantics and constraints enabling developers to model web-specific architectural elements using the Rational Unified Process or an alternative methodology. Using UML allows developers to model their web applications as a part of the complete system and the business logic that must be reflected in the application. Readers will gain not only an understanding of the modeling process, but also the ability to map models directly into code.

Key topics include:

  • A basic introduction to web servers, browsers, HTTP, and HTML

  • Gathering requirements and defining the system's use cases

  • Transforming requirements into a model and then a design that maps directly into components of the system

  • Defining the architecture of a web application with an examination of three architectural patterns describing architectures for thin web client, thick web client, and web delivery designs

  • Modeling, at the appropriate level of abstraction and detail, the appropriate artifacts, including web application pages, page relationships, navigate routes, client-side scripts, and server-side generation

  • Creating code from UML models using ASP and VBScript

  • Client-side scripting using DHTML, Java Script, VBScript, Applets, ActiveX controls, and DOM

  • Using client/server protocols including DCOM, CORBA/IIOP, and Java's RMI

  • Securing a web application with SET, SSL, PGP, Certificates, and Certificate Authorities

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    Table of Contents

    1. Copyright
    2. Preface
    3. Acknowledgments
    4. Foreword
    5. Introduction and Summary of Web-Related Technologies
      1. Introduction
        1. What Is This Book?
        2. Who Should Read This Book?
        3. Book Organization
      2. Web Application Basics
        1. HTTP
        2. HTML
        3. Anchors
        4. Forms
        5. Frames
        6. Web Applications
        7. Session Management
        8. Enabling Technologies
        9. Chapter Summary
      3. Dynamic Clients
        1. Document Object Model
        2. Scripting
        3. JavaScript Objects
        4. Custom JavaScript Objects
        5. Events
        6. Java Applets and Beans
        7. ActiveX/COM
        8. Summary
        9. Chapter Summary
      4. Beyond HTTP and HTML
        1. Distributed Objects
        2. XML
        3. Chapter Summary
      5. Security
        1. Types of Security Risks
        2. Technical Risk
        3. Server-Side Risks
        4. Client-Side Risks
        5. Security Strategies
        6. Chapter Summary
    6. Building Web Applications
      1. The Process
        1. The Model
        2. Workflows
        3. Risk
        4. Iteration
        5. Chapter Summary
      2. Defining the Architecture
        1. Examining the Use Cases
        2. Web Application Architecture Patterns
        3. Chapter Summary
      3. Requirements and Use Cases
        1. Requirements
        2. Use Cases
        3. Chapter Summary
      4. Analysis
        1. Iteration
        2. Packages
        3. Defining the Top-Level Model
        4. Analysis
        5. Chapter Summary
      5. Design
        1. UML Extension for Web Applications
        2. Designing Web Applications
        3. Elaborating the Design with Sequence Diagrams
        4. DCOM
        5. RMI/IIOP
        6. Guidelines for Web Application Design
        7. Chapter Summary
      6. Implementation
        1. Server Pages
        2. Client Pages
        3. Links
        4. Frames
        5. Client-Side Objects
        6. Server Side Includes
        7. Chapter Summary
    7. Web Application Extension for UML
      1. Description
      2. Prerequisite Extensions
      3. Stereotypes
      4. Well-Formedness Rules
    8. An E-Commerce Use Case Example—Use Case Specification: Browse Catalog
      1. Browse Catalog
      2. Flow of Events
      3. Preconditions
      4. Extension Points
    9. Glossary ASP Application Sample Model
      1. Vision Statement
      2. Top-Level Use Case View
      3. Analysis Model: Main Diagram
      4. Analysis Model: Use Case Sequence Diagrams
      5. Design Model
      6. Top-Level Logical View
      7. Source Code (after implementation)
    10. Roses Alive! Project Plan Outline
      1. Iteration 1: Getting started
      2. Iteration 2: Elaboration of the Vision
      3. Iteration 3: Realizing Use Cases
      4. Iteration 4: First Real Executables
      5. Iteration 5: The System Comes to Life
      6. Iteration 5: The System Continues to Evolve
      7. Iteration 5–6: Beta Releases and Updates
      8. Iteration 7: Initial System Release
    11. Sample Rational Rose Scripts
      1. ASPTool
      2. MakeASPComponents