Written as a workbook with a set of guided exercises that teach by example, this book gives a practical, hands-on guide to using UML to design and implement embedded and real-time systems.
- A review of the basics of UML and the Harmony process for embedded software development: two on-going case examples to teach the concepts, a small-scale traffic light control system and a large scale unmanned air vehicle show the applications of UML to the specification, analysis and design of embedded and real-time systems in general.
- A building block approach: a series of progressive worked exercises with step-by-step explanations of the complete solution, clearly demonstrating how to convert concepts into actual designs.
- A walk through of the phases of an incremental spiral process: posing the problems and the solutions for requirements analysis, object analysis, architectural design, mechanistic design, and detailed design.
Part I: The Basics Chapter 1: Introducing UML Chapter 2: The Harmony Process Chapter 3: Meeting Industry Standards
Part II Chapter 4: Specifying Requirements Chapter 5: Systems Architecture: Deployment and Subsystem Architecture Chapter 6: Systems Architecture: Dependability Architecture Chapter 7: Object Analysis Chapter 8: Software Architectural Design: Concurrency and Resource Architecture Chapter 9: Software Architectural Design: Distribution Architecture Chapter 10: Software Architectural Design: Dependability Architecture Chapter 11: Mechanistic (Collaboration) and Detailed Design Chapter 12: Specifying Requirements Solutions Chapter 13: Systems Architecture: Deployment and Subsystem Solutions Chapter 14: Systems Architecture: Dependability Solutions Chapter 15: Object Analysis Solutions Chapter 16: Software Architecture: Concurrency and Resource Solutions Chapter 17: Software Architecture: Distribution Solutions Chapter 18: Software Architecture: Dependability Solutions Chapter 19: Mechanistic and Detailed Design Solutions25 Appendix A: The Roadrunner Intersection Appendix B: The Coyote Unmanned Air Vehicle System (CUAVS) Specification Appendix C: UML Notational Summary
Embedded Software Methodologist. Triathlete. Systems engineer. Contributor to UML and SysML specifications. Writer. Black Belt. Neuroscientist. Classical guitarist. High school dropout. Bruce Powel Douglass, who has a doctorate in neurocybernetics from the USD Medical School, has over 35 years of experience developing safety-critical real-time applications in a variety of hard real-time environments. He is the author of over 5700 book pages from a number of technical books including Real-Time UML, Real-Time UML Workshop for Embedded Systems, Real-Time Design Patterns, Doing Hard Time, Real-Time Agility, and Design Patterns for Embedded Systems in C. He is the Chief Evangelist at IBM Rational, where he is a thought leader in the systems space and consulting with and mentors IBM customers all over the world. He can be followed on Twitter @BruceDouglass. Papers and presentations are available at his Real-Time UML Yahoo technical group (http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/RT-UML) and from his IBM thought leader page (www-01.ibm.com/software/rational/leadership/thought/brucedouglass.html).