association vs aggregation vs inheritance vs composition
Posted on 2013-11-26
associations, aggregations, and inheritance
I always get confused with these three structural relationship terms used heavily in java.
What are the practical uses of them. Why we need them and which one to use in which case. Specifically association vs aggregation is more confusing to me. when to use aggregation and when to use plain association in the UML representation. what is the practical difference between uni and bi directional association and what are the various symbols used to represent them in UML. How to prepare association matrix of all the objects with each other involved during analysis phase. what are the static and dynamic aspects of abstraction?