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Building Web Applications with UML Second Edition by Jim Conallen

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Web Application Extension for UML

The Web Application Extension (WAE) to UML enables us to represent Web pages and other architecturally significant elements in the model alongside the “normal” classes of the model. Only by doing this can we accurately express the entirety of the system in a model and maintain its traceability and integrity.

An extension to UML is expressed in terms of stereotypes, tagged values, and constraints. Combined, these mechanisms enable us to extend the notation of UML, enabling us to create new types of building blocks that we can use in the model.

  • Stereotype, an extension to the vocabulary of the language, allows us to attach a new semantic meaning to a model element. Stereotypes can be applied to nearly every model ...

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