UML Class Diagram Tutorial
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Learn how to make classes, attributes, and methods in this UML Class Diagram tutorial. There's also in-depth training and examples on inheritance, aggregation, and composition relationships. UML (or Unified Modeling Language) is a software engineering language that was developed to create a standard way of visualizing the design of a system. And UML Class Diagrams describe the structure of a system by showing the system’s classes and how they relate to one another. This tutorial explains several characteristics of class diagrams. Within a class, there are attributes, methods, visibility, and data types. All of these components help identify a class and explain what it does. There are also several different types of relationships that exist within UML Class Diagrams. Inheritance is when a child class (or subclass) takes on all the attributes and methods of the parent class (or superclass). Association is a very basic relationship where there's no dependency. Aggregation is a relationship where the part can exist outside the whole. And finally, Composition is when a part cannot exist outside the whole. A class would be destroyed if the class it's related to is destroyed. Further UML Class Diagram information: https://www.lucidchart.com/pages/uml-class-diagram —— Learn more and sign up: https://www.lucidchart.com Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lucidchart Twitter: https://twitter.com/lucidchart Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lucidchart LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lucidsoftware —— Credits for Photos with Attribution Requirements Tortoise - by Niccie King - https://bit.ly/2uHaL1G Otter - by Michael Malz - https://bit.ly/2vrVoYt Slow Loris - by David Haring - https://bit.ly/2uiBWxg Creep - by Poorna Kedar - https://bit.ly/2twR4K8 Visitor Center - by McGheiver - https://bit.ly/2uip0Hq Lobby - by cursedthing - https://bit.ly/2twBWw9