Free OOAD UML Books

  • 6 August 2015
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Now that you have embarked on the journey to learn OOAD, UML , Design patterns, Object oriented design and similar topics, you can check out the free and important books available on this topic. 

  1. The Design Patterns Java Companion . By James Cooper : This has free book even in PDF format.
  2. UML Quick Reference card ( PDF Format )
  3. Naked Objects : Full book by Pawson and Matthews
  4. Object Oriented Systems Development  : Full HTML book.
  5. Practical UML: A Hands-On Introduction for Developers : Quick one page tutorial. Good read.
  6. Rational Rose Video Tutorial : Learn how to use Rational Rose to create Use case , Class, Sequence, Collaboration & Statechart diagrams.
  7. UML in 7 Days: Learn UML in 7 days Flat


  • Grady Booch. "Object-oriented Analysis and Design with Applications, 3rd edition": 
  • Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, Brian Wilkerson, Lauren Wiener. Designing Object Oriented Software. Prentice Hall, 1990. [A down-to-earth introduction to the object-oriented programming and design.]
  • A Theory of Object-Oriented Design: The building-blocks of OOD and notations for representing them (with focus on design patterns.)
  • Martin FowlerAnalysis Patterns: Reusable Object Models. Addison-Wesley, 1997. [An introduction to object-oriented analysis with conceptual models]
  • Bertrand MeyerObject-oriented software construction. Prentice Hall, 1997
  • Craig LarmanApplying UML and Patterns - Introduction to OOA/D & Iterative Development. Prentice Hall PTR, 3rd ed. 2005.,mnnm,n,nnn
  • Setrag Khoshafian. Object Orientation.
  • Ulrich Norbisrath, Albert Zündorf, Ruben Jubeh. Story Driven Modeling.