J2EE is especially well suited for building large-scale, robust enterprise applications; UML has rapidly become the industry standard for expressing the design of enterprise software applications. Increasingly, enterprise developers wish to use J2EE and UML together. For the first time, there’s an expert guide to doing so: Developing Enterprise Java Applications with J2EE and UML. This book focuses on the key success factors associated with successful J2EE enterprise development: effectively communicating requirements, making proper analysis and design decisions, and identifying optimal implementation choices. Two leading consultants on UML and enterprise Java development cover every stage of the process, and every key issue analysts, architects, and developers will face. Coverage includes: mapping the Java language to UML; understanding the fundamentals of software architecture; using UML use cases to clarify customer requirements; translating requirements into initial designs; and using J2EE technologies to translate designs into working systems. To illuminate key concepts, a detailed case study is presented throughout the book. For anyone building enterprise software with Java and J2EE, including application developers, systems analysts, programmers, and Project/IT managers.