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Is the Unified Process the be all and end all standard for developing object-oriented component-based software? This book is the second in a four volume series that presents a critical review of the Unified Process. The authors present a survey of the alt
This second volume of a four-book series focuses on the design and implementation skeletal versions of new systems for purposes of testing early in the life cycle for quality control. This series is designed to fill the gap between theory and practice with a software process that goes beyond the UP with details of development and production. Fill the gap between theory and practice! Implement a software process that goes beyond the UP with details of development and production. You get a master's collection of best practices from Software Development magazine experts. This volume focuses on the design and implementation skeletal versions of new systems for purposes of testing early in the life cycle for quality control.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.25" Height: 9" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 8, 2000
Publisher CMP Books
ISBN 192962901X ISBN13 9781929629015
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More About Scott W. Ambler & Larry L. Constanine
Scott W. Ambler is a senior consultant of Ronin International, Inc., a software services consulting firm that specializes in software process improvement, mentoring, and training. He is also founder and thought leader of the Agile Modeling (AM) methodology and the Enterprise Unified Process (EUP). He is a popular international speaker, a regular columnist for Software Development magazine, and the award-winning author of several books, including The Object Primer 3/e, Agile Modeling, and Agile Database Techniques.
Scott W. Ambler was born in 1966 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Rogue Wave Software Ambysoft Inc, Toronto Ronin International Rogue Wa.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Unified Process Construction Phase: Best Practices in Implementing the UP?
Life Saver Jun 7, 2001
This book is great! As a hotshot developer who now finds himself in the ranks of management, this book is a life saver! It is harder and harder for me to get time to do all the reading I really need to do. This book brings together the articles with substance and then flavors the content with insightful editor review. Thanks for producing this series.
Keeping Me Up to Speed May 30, 2001
I appreciate this effort by Ambler & Constantine. It is hard for someone like me who has moved from hotshot developer to "visionary leader" (management) to keep up with all my reading. This series has been a blessing by consolidating the appropriate articles for me read. The contents give me many useful perspectives to consider. Thanks.
This book pulls it all together May 19, 2001
This is a great book that is part of a great book series. I wasn't sure that a collection of magazine articles was worth paying for, but this book is far more than that. It helps to put the Construction Phase of the RUP into context and actually goes beyond the vanilla version of the RUP to provide advice that I could actually use.
There was a lot of articles about storing objects in relational databases, an idea that put me off at first, but being on an EJB project right now I discovered that these articles really helped me out.
The RUP would be RIP without this book May 9, 2001
This, book, like the others in this series, is great. It goes into detail about an improved version of the lifecycle for the Unified Process, one that actually addresses the real world needs of most companies. Trying to use the RUP on multiple projects? Trying to have a common architecture between them? Worried about reuse across projects? This book covers these topics and more with some of the best articles ever published in Software Development magazine.
Personally, I can't imagine anyone adopting the RUP without first reading this book series. I think it's great that someone has gone to the effort to sort through the best articles written by some of the best minds in this industry. Kudos to Ambler and Constantine for having the courage to stand up and say what many others have been afraid to.
Fills in many of the holes May 9, 2001
This book is a collection of articles from Software Development magazine. We put this book together to present an alternate view on some of the best practices of the Unified Process, as well as to fill in some of the holes that have yet to be addressed. This includes the addition of a new phase, Production, as well as two new workflows: operations & support and infrastructure management. We invest the first chapter describing the Construction Phase and what should happen during its workflows (including the new ones) and in the rest of the book present articles, along with some new material, for the key workflows of the phase.
For developers we have articles about frameworks written by Arther Jolin and Gregory Rogers; articles for building components by Bertrand Meyer, Desmond D'Souza, and Bruce Powel Douglass; Class normalization written by myself; user interface design by Susan Fowler; a series about persisting objects in relational databases that I wrote; two articles for writing superior code by Dan Saks; several testing articles written by Martin Fowler, James Bach, and others. Plus there are many more articles that I haven't mentioned.
Project managers will benefit from the surviving a death march project by Ed Yourdon; leadership lessons by Larry Constantine; project management best practices by Karl Wiegers; a collection of reuse articles by Meilir Page-Jones, myself, Steve Adolph, Roland Racko, and others. Once again, I didn't reference all the articles aimed at this audience.
Everyone will learn from the eXtreme Programming (XP) article by Warren Keuffel; the configuration management articles by Clemens Szyperski, Tani Haque, and others; as well as the traceability articles that I wrote.
In all I believe this is a really solid book, one that you should read if you are involved with a project following the Rational Unified Process (RUP). The chapter written about the Infrastructure Management workflow alone is likely worth the price of the book, particularly if your organization is trying to successfully manage several development projects at once.