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Chapter Summaries

Chapter 1桰ntroduction

This chapter indicates who should read this book and why. It describes the basic structure of subsequent chapters and the overall flow of the book.

Chapter 2桪atabase Design from Requirements to Implementation

This chapter discusses database modeling versus database design, addresses data modeling as it exists today, describes how using the UML differs from traditional techniques, and introduces the case study used throughout the remainder of the book.

Chapter 3桞usiness Modeling for Database Design

This chapter introduces business modeling and how it, and the UML, can be used for database design. Here is where the conceptual model is established.

Chapter 4桼equirements Definition

This chapter shows how all the artifacts provided by the previous business modeling are used to establish the system requirements.

Chapter 5桝nalysis and Preliminary Design

This chapter moves from the realm of business requirements into the logical design of the system and its database.

Chapter 6桺reparing for Transformation to the Database Design Model

This chapter transitions from the logical analysis model to the database design model. This chapter also addresses the issues that arise during the mapping of object models to data models.

Chapter 7桪atabase Design Models梩he UML Profile for Database Design

This chapter introduces the UML Profile for Database Design developed by Rational Software Corporation.

Chapter 8桰mplementing the Physical Aspects of the Database

This chapter focuses on the physical component of database design.

Chapter 9桽ummary of Using the UML for Database Design

This chapter performs a 損ostmortem?on how the UML was used in the case study project.

Appendix A桿ML Models for EAB Healthcare, Inc.

This appendix contains the UML models from the case study project.

Appendix B桿se Case Descriptions

This appendix contains the use case descriptions from the case study project.

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