Real Time UML: Advances in The UML for Real-Time Systems, Third Edition

Real Time UML: Advances in The UML for Real-Time Systems, Third Edition
By Bruce Powel Douglass
Publisher: Addison Wesley
Pub Date: February 20, 2004
ISBN: 0-321-16076-2
Pages: 752
Slots: 2.0   

"I found Real Time UML, Third Edition, to provide an informative and practical application of UML 2.0 to the development of real-time systems, and well worth the read by systems and software engineers. It is written in plain English and provides the right balance of depth and breadth."
-Sanford Friedenthal, Deputy, Corporate Systems Engineering, Lockheed Martin CorporationChair, OMG Systems Engineering Domain Special Interest Group

The increasing complexity of embedded and real-time systems requires a more premeditated and sophisticated design approach for successful implementation. The object-based Unified Modeling Language (UML) can describe the structural and behavioral aspects critical to real-time systems and has come to the fore as an outstanding medium for effective design.

Like its best-selling predecessors, Real Time UML, Third Edition, provides an overview of the essentials of real-time systems and an introduction to UML that focuses on the use of the ever-evolving standard in design and development. This accessible book examines requirements analysis, the definition of object structure and behavior, architectural and mechanistic design, and more detailed designs that encompass data structure, operations, and exceptions. Numerous figures help illustrate UML design techniques, and detailed, real-world examples show the application of those techniques to embedded systems.

This significantly revised edition features the new UML 2.0 standard, which dramatically improves the clarity of the UML for capturing architectures and improving its scalability. Real Time UML, Third Edition, also introduces the UML Profile for Schedulability, Performance, and Time (STP Profile). The STP Profile provides a standardized way to capture schedulability and performance constraints of systems. This allows analysis tools to read and analyze UML models.

Key topic coverage includes:

  • The Rapid Object-Oriented Process for Embedded Systems (ROPES)

  • Concurrency and resource modeling with the Real-Time (SPT) UML Profile

  • Tapping action semantics for greater executability

  • Scenario modeling with timing diagrams

  • Key strategies for object identification

  • Defining object state behavior

  • Representing and identifying threads

  • Mechanistic design patterns


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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Douglass, Bruce Powel.
   Real time UML : advances in the UML for real-time systems / Bruce Powell
 Douglass.—3rd ed.
    p.  cm.—(The Addison-Wesley object technology series)
  Includes bibliographical references and index.
  ISBN 0-321-16076-2 (alk. paper)
  1. Embedded computer systems—Programming.  2. Real-time data processing.
 3. Object-oriented methods (Computer science)  I. Title.  II. Series.

 QA76.6D658 2004
 005.1'17—dc22                                                 2003022902

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This book is dedicated to my family—Scott and Blake, my two wonderful sons—of whom I am extremely proud—and Sarah, the most beautiful, sexy, wonderful, and geeky woman in the world. :-x