Creating Classes

Can now start building UML style class diagrams from previous modelling.

 

Class diagrams show the class name, attributes and behaviour, which then allows us to actually start writing the code.

 

  • Name classes in Singular
  • Attributes
    • Start using your own typical (programming) language identifiers
    • Common to see the data type of the attributes after the name
    • Can identify a default value, where necessary
  • Behaviours
    • getters / setters, etc
    • Common to see parentheses () containing any parameters
    • A return type is shown as the type required after a colon :
  • Visibility
    • - private to the class
    • + public

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